On day one of the competition, Melissa proclaimed her confidence, saying, "This is what I'm meant to do." But ultimately it didn't work out for her, as she was one of two finalists ousted in the second week of the competition. Though Melissa managed to entertain the audience with slick rhymes and a mic drop, her rice-laced meatball left much to be desired, and she was ultimately sent home.
When Melissa presented her healthy point of view in a cold open to Bobby and Giada, she used phrases like "foods that maybe aren't so good for you," and Giada advised her to stay away from such terms in the future. But come the second-take video, Melissa once again used phrases with negative connotations, including "very healthy meals," much to the mentors' displeasure.
Come Week 2, Melissa was determined to deliver a strong showing, explaining, "There's no way I want to be in the bottom three again." She and Ana teamed up to make a video about Madcapra in Grand Central Market, but the ladies struggled to sync up their timing on camera. "It's rough," Giada told them simply after watching their presentation.