She studied dance from an early age and served as first lieutenant of her high school drill team. She danced for the team from She appeared on the 13th season of The Bachelor as one of the 25 bachelorettes competing for bachelor Jason Mesnick. In the season finale, Mesnick chose Rycroft over runner-up Molly Malaney, and proposed. Shortly after the proposal, Mesnick left Rycroft, explaining he had feelings for Malaney. Melissa was a contestant on season 8 of Dancing with the Stars.
Melissa Rycroft on How to Succeed on 'Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team'
Over the years, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team has dug a little deeper than pom-poms and high-kicks, following hopefuls on their respective journeys. Candidates will work with notable choreographers, and director Kelli Finglass and choreographer Judy Trammell have the arduous task of deciding their fate. Rycroft was a judge for the first three rounds of tryouts and mentored through the training camp. Being a mom who has been in their shoes affords her an empathetic approach. However, she must remember the task at hand.
By Heidi Parker For Dailymail. Melissa Rycroft was a cheerleader for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders from until Seen in The brunette beauty has been with the show for several years so it's old turf for her.