VIDEO: Melissa "Vanilla" Roberts (Guyana)

Melissa Roberts was the name given to her by her parents when she was born on the 4th April but Vanilla was the name given to her by her boyfriend a few years into their relationship.
This stunning 27 year old lady is an individual of passion and extreme drive. Her personality has a wide spread venom that touches people where ever she goes.
She was never a singer, well maybe in her bathroom....... but because she worked at a studio she was encouraged to record a tune by her fellow artiste, but she took up the challenge when she was approached by Mr. Simon who is now her manager.

In 2005 she recorded her first song \'Koc it Up\' on the Kross Kolor Label. The song was featured on the annual compilation album \'Wine Till Yuh Drop volume 2\'. Later that year Vanilla recorded her second song \'Boy\' and that propelled her into the realms of the elite performers in Guyana, in that same year she teamed up with soca sensation Lilman to record the single \'Wine it Up\'. For mash 2007 Vanilla recorded the song Queen of the band which eventually won the Road March competition beating the reigning Soca Monarch "Malo" and thirty others. This was a significant achievement since this was her first year in that competition. In 2008 she lost the crown by one point. In 2009, she places second at the Carib Soca Monarch Competition with the song \'Rude\' and she regain her title as Queen of the road. In 2010, Vanilla captured two title, Queen of the Road and GT&T Peoples Choice Award at the Soca Monarch where she also placed second.
Vanilla is an artiste with tremendous potential, whom with the right guidance can achieve greatness.

As a well rounded individual Vanilla won the GABBF Miss Body Fitness Novice in 2006, Miss Body Fitness Intermediate 2007 and in 2009 she also placed second the at GABBF Miss Body Fitness Seniors competition. Vanilla recently receiver her Certified Fitness Trainer certificate from the International Sports and Science Association (ISSA). 
She is a video editor and director and a manager at the company she works with. She loves dancing and hanging out with her friends. 

Her favorite quotes \'it\'s better to have love and lost, than to never love at all\'.