Melanie Hill ( born 18th Jan 1974 ) was a 26 year old from North London. She is very close to and lives with mother in North London. Her father left when she was young. She achieved further education and gained a Psychology and cognitive science degree from Sussex University.
Mel likes her mother's home made lentil, plantain and sweet potato soup and relishes her grandmother's rice and peas but highly dislikes a variety of things including people who stand on the wrong side of the escalator, black bogies from London filth, American tourists in London and Colchester, newsprint on her fingers, bad mobile phone reception, Thatcherites, being compared to Mel B, hairy backs and hairy pubes, Jim Davidson, Dale Winton, meat, English tomatoes, repetitive questions,
Melanie has her ears, tongue, and clitoral hood pierced, as well as tattoos on her navel and stomach. She says, "Rules, both social and otherwise, are there to be questioned.
Melanie auditioned for Big Brother for the money, fame, self discovery and experiment
Mel's family describe her as practical, assertive, logical, selfish and is considerate to others. Her friends describe her as opinionated, dependable, a bad time keeper, polite, stylish, courteous, tactless, kind, easy going, flexible, adaptable, has a lust for life and for learning and is tactile and electric.
She finds incompetence, inconsistency, vagueness annoying in others and others find her restless, fidgety and a pain without her hair conditioner.
She once travelling alone for 1 year around South East Asia and Australia and her last holiday was to southern Spain with her best friend. She dreams of backpacking around the world with an open ticket
She loves 70's Soul, Funk, P-Funk, Q-Funk, Disco and Garage but hates Country and Western, Euro Techno and Russian Techno. She is obsessed with shoes, Elvis Presley, her hair, computers, numbers and presumably because of it's size rather than it's contents, her bottom.
Before entering the Big Brother house Mel worked as a salesperson in the Computer industry. Previously Mel has worked in the civil service and also as a buyer for a jewellery firm. Her dream job would be TV presenting for a travel programme or Travel writing.
Whilst in the House she was seen to cultivate relationships with two different contestants, and was evicted on Day 57 with 69% of the vote and is now a newspaper and magazine journalist.
Mel hopes in 10 years to be "Surrounded by people that I love and who love me." and to have had 5 children and to have travelled around South America and Africa.
After Big Brother
Melanie has hosted two series of TV channel E4's reality game show Chained and as a newspaper and magazine journalist, writes lifestyle and travel features for magazines.
She also dated Alex Sibley from Big Brother 2002 (UK) for a time, and is in training to become a