M&F: Your flipbook videos with all the different outfits on YouTube made you famous. Where’d you come up with that idea?

MI: I was doing a photo shoot for some clothing company, and the photographer afterward was like, “Hey, look at this video; I did a stop-motion video with this band and it came out really cute.” We just kind of pulled the wardrobe rack and that’s when I started trying on all the clothing and that stuff. I sent it to a friend to edit. I called up my friends—music producers— who added a track to it. Before I knew it, it had three million views. I don’t know how that happened.

Are you a girly girl or a guy’s girl?

I like to believe that I’m a little bit of both. I don’t think I’m just a guy’s girl because I do love being girly, but I also do love getting down and dirty. So I love getting dressed up and putting on a pair of heels and a dress, but then there are also days when I like to just play video games in my sweatpants and play basketball or handball for five hours straight.

Iron Maiden: Melanie Iglesias

What kind of video games?

I have a Super Nintendo—the old one, so I play that. I like to play Donkey Kong Country. I must have beaten that entire game like 15–20 times already. But then I love all the fighting games, too. I just love the older systems. I still play Tekken and Mortal Kombat.

What do you look for in a guy?

Loyalty and honesty can make any relationship work. I love being romanced and surprised. My boyfriend just has that extra-special thing. I’ve never really looked for it before, but now that I have it, I love it. He writes me poetry, he brings me random flowers. He’ll make me brownies one night if I’m not feeling well. The romance goes a long way.

What do you think most separates you from other women?

I don’t really like to play games. I shoot straight from the hip. I’m very honest, very blunt. I kind of just always say what’s on my mind. I’m also very in charge. I’m a very alpha female.

The Stats

HEIGHT: 5’7″
AGE:  27
RESIDENCE: Los Angeles
WEBSITE: melanieiglesias.com

Did You Know

Melanie is a host on MTV and MLB’s Off the Bat. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter: @melanieiglesias