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Melissa is a model-turned-actress from Singapore. After her first on-screen stint in Deal or No Deal (season 1), she moved on to projects ranging from local advertisements, magazine covers, to international campaigns such as Emirates Airline and Fujifilm. Subsequently, Melissa became a familiar face in the local advertising market.

Throughout Melissa’s modeling career, she travelled to Cape Town, Dubai, and Sydney for bookings. This led to her passion for traveling and brought out the free spirit in this Sagittarius, resulting in a big turning point in life and career.

In pursuit of her dream, she left for New York City in 2010 to train at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. Subsequently, she starred in a number of variety shows, dramas, movies and plays in and out of Singapore.

2011 Melissa flew to Manila as part of the ensemble cast for the play, Almost, Maine. She constantly starred in local English and Chinese TV series.

2012 Acted in Pangdemonium’s play, Swimming With Sharks. Subsequently booked a spot in HBO Asia’s Serangoon Road.

2013 The Singapore Tourism Board handpicked Melissa to star in their short, where she played a 10-year-old trapped in a woman’s body. This came after playing the infamous role of the antagonist and bad cop, Lucy Lim in local blockbuster, Mata Mata.

2014 Melissa became a fresh face in the hosting and presenting scene. TV5Monde picked Melissa to host the red carpet for Clouds of Sil Maria at Shaw Lido, where she interviewed Oscar-winning actress Juliette Binoche. Her acting career continued to push on as she scored the role of her career in Mediacorp’s first Sci-Fi action series in 2 decades, where she played a physically and emotionally challenging role of a secret agent.

First TV appearance Deal or No Deal model #17

Starred in

  • 2025 Mediacorp Channel 5
  • Mata Mata Mediacorp Channel 5
  • Serangoon Road HBO Asia
  • 荒岛冒险记 Mediacorp Channel 8
  • The Pupil Mediacorp Channel 5
  • 拍卖 Mediacorp Channel U
  • Point of Entry Mediacorp Channel 5

Other appearances include

Tongue Twister 《巧言妙语》 Mediacorp Channel 8  

Beauty First Mediacorp Channel 5  

One Moment of Glory Mediacorp Channel 5  

Numerous national and international campaigns

Magazine covers and editorials: T3 Singapore, Duet, Glow, FHM Singapore, Maxim Singapore, Esquire Singapore

Trivia

Things people don’t know:

Melissa danced as a sport. The first dance she took up was Latin-American competitive dancing. Pole, aerial hoop and aerial silk dancing came after.

As a teenager, she practiced wushu and is now trained in wingchun.

Melissa turned down a principal role in Eric Khoo’s horror flick, Ghost Child when she learnt she had to drop out of Pangdemonium’s play, Swimming With Sharks despite playing only a cameo.

 

Melissa Faith Yeo

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