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Melissa Rycroft's Biography

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In Dancing with the Stars season 8, Melissa Rycroft partnered Tony Dovolani, taking over from Nancy O'Dell who was injured.

Melissa and Tony came third.

Nancy O'Dell was impressed with how well Melissa Rycroft managed after just a couple of days training on Dancing with the Stars.

Melissa and Tony danced again in season 15 of Dancing with the Stars and this time they won.

Melissa Rycroft was a 25-year-old old sales representative from Dallas when in season 13 of The Bachelor, Jason Mesnick proposed to her, only for it to be revealed on camera in After the Final Rose that Mesnick was ditching Melissa Rycroft and switching to runner-up Molly Malaney.

In June 2009, Melissa Rycroft got engaged to Tye Strickland, a Dallas insurance agent. They married later in the year and have three children.

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