It’s rare to see a video vixen moving on from hip hop to corporate America, but Melyssa Ford has shut the door on her model/music video days and has become a real estate agent. Kudos to her! Instead of following the trend of getting wifed up by an athlete or rapper in order to snag a TV deal, Melyssa’s hardwork and high-paying gig selling luxury Manhattan rental properties has landed her a spot on a new Bravo reality show. All Hip Hop first broke the rumor this morning that she would be a part of a show, that revolves around herself and other New York City women, and we can confirm the news. The show is attempting to portray women in entertainment and media fields in a positive light and will include popular journalists like Demetria Lucas, Geneva S. Thomas and style expert Daisy Lewellyyn.
According to ‘City Sisters (tentative name)’ IMDB:
[City Sisters] follows a group of single, up-and-coming movers and shakers in New York’s elite circles of real estate, fashion, and media. These ladies are aggressive in their pursuit of personal and career goals, but in this cutthroat world where egos are high and the drive to succeed is even higher, success can come at a steep cost.
As far as Melyssa, she is credited as being one of the highest paid urban video vixens to date (when videos used to have million dollar budgets.) According to her real estate profile:
Melyssa Savannah Ford was drawn to success in real estate after achieving fame as an accomplished business woman and model. Widely known in the entertainment industry as one of the country’s top urban supermodels, renowned TV personalities and active philanthropists, she enjoys serving the real estate needs of a discerning high-net-worth clientele in the worlds of entertainment and professional sports where she is extremely well connected.
Passionate about New York City, Melyssa focuses her business on luxury properties in Manhattan’s vibrant Financial District where she resides. Her extensive knowledge of this market which she lives and breathes each day, coupled with her exceptional business acumen and marketing savvy, ensures her clients the finest service and attention to detail.
Earlier this year, after going through a three-month intensive real estate training program, Melyssa reportedly helped close a $15 million dollar sale in New York’s Central Park area.
It’s cool to see a woman out here actually accomplished and doing great things! Most people don’t think that video vixens can be out here doing anything but dating someone famous. She debunked that theory!
What do you think of her career change?