The boy married another girl within 2 weeks of the ending of the relationship.Rycroft said she was inconsolable and this relationship was in part, the reason she would later describe herself as the girl who was always dumped when she auditioned for The Bachelor.She got 3rd place on Dancing with the Stars and was succeeded by Kelly Osbourne.

Melissa Katherine Rycroft was born on March 11, 1983 in Dallas, Texas.

She studied dance from an early age and served as first lieutenant of her high school drill team.

Former Bachelor contestant Melissa Rycroft, who competed on Jason Mesnick's season in 2009, announced on Wednesday that she's pregnant with her third child. Over the past four years, Melissa Rycroft's life has been turned upside down.

It's a battle between Shawn Johnson, Melissa Rycroft and Kelly Monaco as Dancing With the Stars: All Stars faces its first all-female finale next week!

In her book, My Reality, Rycroft described how Tye Strickland constantly broke off their relationship, dated other women, and generally took her for granted.

Rycroft was briefly engaged to Jason Mesnick, whom she met on The Bachelor.

"It's been a long incredible, challenging, and... We already know she’d be up for it and now former Bachelor star and Dancing With the Stars contender, Melissa Rycroft, is giving Cheryl her blessing! She may have had a pain in the neck — literally — but that didn't stop Melissa Rycroft from competing on last night's Dancing With the Stars....

Dallas Cowboys cheerleader known for her role on the reality TV series Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team and her appearance on ABC's The Bachelor. She was chosen in the finale of the 13th season of The Bachelor by Jason Mesnick.

Mesnick called the engagement off after he admitted he was in love with runner-up, Molly Malaney.