Melissa Ricks only bagged the 4th runner-up title in the ABS-CBN talent competition Star Circle Quest in 2014, but the projects cast her way after the series allowed her bigger and better opportunities to showcase her skills as a multi-talented entertainer.
She immediately joined the youth oriented drama SCQ Reload and became one of the regular hosts and performers in ASAP. This was followed by major daytime and primetime projects including Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko, where she played the lead character’s love interest; Iisa Pa Lamang; Kambal sa Uma; Tanging Yaman; Noah; the title role in the Philippine adaptation of the Chilean drama Donde Esta Elisa, retitled Nasaan Ka Elisa?; Walang Hanggan ang Honesto. Melissa also appeared in the films Shake Rattle & Roll IX and Paano Na Kaya?