Model Mayhem #:
Last Activity:
Mar 21, 2019
Very Experienced
Paid Assignments Only
Shoot Nudes:
Oct 22, 2007
5' 9"
130 lbs
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About Me

-- 2017 TRAVELS --

APR                BOSTON*
APR                ARIZONA*
MAY  23-26    MICHIGAN

*Starred cities are tentative but not yet confirmed.. it will depend on the response to the travel notice.  Please show your interest sooner rather than later to get the trip planned faster. 

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for stopping by!  I am a professional and dynamic model who loves the creative process and exploring many different realms of art, photography, and media. 

I have 10+ years of experience in front of the camera and I specialize in art and glamour nudes, and fashion and commercial work as well.  I love to do a little bit of everything and it keeps my career quite interesting and rewarding.

I am advanced with posing so you can focus on your equipment and getting amazing shots.  You gain so much insight by working with experienced talent.  I will be glad to share my experience and expertise with you during the shoot.  I can help with lighting.  I am very patient and enjoy the teaching aspect as well.  Both of my parents are teachers (:

You will book more paid work by working with experienced models!

When you work with me you get the whole package.  I am excellent at doing my own hair and make-up and have done it in 90% of the images here in my portfolio.  I bring a ton of cool clothing and jewelry.  My skin is free of blemishes and I always keep a healthy, sun-kissed glow year round.  No tan lines ever.  I have a natural tan/olive complexion.

I have a large collection of wardrobe and accessories.  I'm very eclectic so what ever style you're going for, I'm sure I have something to make the shoot quite interesting and unique.  I go shopping all the time and always bring a ton of cool stuff to chose from.

Modeling is a full time job and I am also running another business now. Please understand and respect the hard work and organization that goes into coordinating and preparing for my travels and bookings, as well as working around my other schedule.  I can't afford last minute cancellations. 

I'm accepting paid assignments only please, this is how I survive.  My rates are reasonable, and I'm always willing to try to work something out.

I am very open-minded so please say hello!

See ya in the viewfinder..


Melissa Jean


Legendary Poses by Arny Freytag - Vol. 1 & 2

This 100 page hardback book of modeling poses was shot by Playboy's legendary photographer Arny Freytag and I which came out in June 2011.  The entire book is all me and the poses are mine.  It was such an amazing honor to be chosen to shoot this book with him, Arny has shot the most Playboy centerfolds in the history of the magazine and worked exclusively for them for 36 years.  They were selling the small books for $100 and the deluxe 2 book set for $500.  I'm sorry to say that they are no longer for purchase.  If you happened to get one it really is a collector's item now!  But the good news is that I have all of these poses down and many more from my 9 years experience in front of the camera.  I can now say that I actually did write the book..  And the rest, is history ;]

My cover of Playboy's Nudes - April 2009  and my cover of Playboy France - December 2010

Fuse Magazine Online - Volume #24 - April 2016 - Photos by Ivan Ramirez

Jank Magazine Issue #5 - March 2016 - Photos by Jackie Hancock

Volo Glam Magazine - February 2016 - Photos by Shantia Veney

Volo Magazine #33 - January 2016 - Photos by Shantia Veney

Pump Magazine Issue 54 Avant Garde Edition - December 2015 - Photos by Barry Druxman

Fuse Magazine Volume 16 - September 2015 - Photos by Merisi "Mirror 51'

Fine Art Nude Editorial in La+Belle Magazine Issue #06 July 2015 - Photos by Michael Luna

Art Nude Editorial out in Volo Issue #24 April 2015 - Photos by Shauntia Veney <3

Fuse Magazine Volume 6 February 2015 - Photos by Brian Bishop

On the 49th floor over Manhattan - Photo by Max NY

Photo by Jonathan Friedman

Ellements Magazine August 2014 - Photos by Michael Becker

Photo by Gabino M. Photo

My kitty and I in natural light at my house - Photo by Capitol DC Photo

Photo by Arnold Steiner 'AS1'

White Sands, New Mexico April 2015 - Photo by VuMan Phototography

In Sardinia, Italy  September 2015 - Photo by Chelone Wolf

In Sardinia, Italy  September 2015 - Photo by Chelone Wolf

In Sardinia, Italy  September 2015 - Photo by Chelone Wolf

Beau Nu Magazine Editorial September 2013 - Photo by Jim Hesterman

* * * I am extremely busy traveling and planning trips... It may take me days or even weeks to reply when I have 50+ unread messages.  I promise I will write back to you as soon as I can!  Please put your city in the subject line.. thanks!

* * * If you cancel the shoot for any reason less than 7 days prior, I expect a 50% cancellation fee.  If it's less than 3 days prior I expect a 100% cancellation fee.  Time is money and I could have booked something else for that day!  I NEVER CANCEL MY TRIPS OR GIGS.  Thanks for understanding!

* * * If you'd like a personally signed copy of any of my magazines just send me a message.  I still have plenty of copies of my Playboy special edition covers.

* * * you can also e-mail me direct > [email protected]

Some recent iphone pix......

Shooting with the great Holly Randall for Playboy Online. Look for my new Playboy work soon!

Getting ready to shoot the first set for Playboy Online (:  (my current hair color)

At Michael Luna's Studio in Phoenix - May 2015

The life of a traveling model!  San Francisco January 2015

Yet another dressing room..  In Texas September 2014

Me and my 12 year old kitty child, Bandit

Hosting Club Monarchy in West Palm Beach for my Playboy cover signing - July 2009

Standing next to my images at NYC Lingerie Fashion Week - February 2014

Here is my wishlist in case anyone feels like being extra sweet...  There are definitely some cool things in here which I could use for shoots as well (:

"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home." -Twyla Tharp
"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." -Coco Chanel
"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." -Scott Adams
"Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes." -Carl Jung
"Everything you can Imagine is real." -Pablo Picasso
"To accomplish great things, one must not only act, but dream." -Anonymous
"The eyes are an ocean in which dreams are reflected." -Anonymous
"It's beauty that captures your attention; personality which captures your heart." -Anonymous
"The body says what words cannot." -Martha Graham
"In the right light at the right time, everything is extraordinary." -Aaron Rose
"Good work ain't cheap, cheap work ain't good." -Anonymous
"A picture has said to be something between a thing and a thought." -Samuel Palmer
"If every thing's under control, you're going too slow." -Mario Andretti
"It's not true that I had nothing on.... I had the radio on." -Marilyn Monroe

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"Melissa is without question one of the best models i have had the pleasure to work with. I make an effort to work with her every time she is in town." Read less

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"Melissa Jean is one of those models that "magically" transforms in front of the camera. By that, I mean, she is very down-to-earth, warm and friendly start to finish. She prepares and presents herself professionally prior to shooting. This is key - as you're examining your images you notice your camera and Melissa have a relationship of their own. It doesn't happen with other models very often, but with Melissa, it's every time. She will make you a better photographer." Read less

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"Shooting with Melissa was very much a collaboration. And quite an enjoyable one at that! She had so many good ideas and insights about what was working and not working. And when it comes to posing, I doubt there is anyone better! I am very happy with the results of our shoot and I owe it all to her. Highly recommended--especially for amateurs like myself who might feel intimidated working with such an accomplished professional." Read less

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"Melissa is a true professional and an extremely nice person to work with. I really appreciated the opportunity to work with someone of her experience, and I really hope to do it again." Read less

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"Melissa was a delight to work with. Spontaneous and creative. Her posing was top notch and I wouldn't hesitate to work with her again in the future. I am actually trying to plan another shoot with her in 2019." Read less

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"Melissa was a very model to work with and her knowledge of lighting setup is on point. Highly recommend her as a model, especially for amateur photographers. Her rates reflect her expertise and knowledge. Look forward to working with Melissa again." Read less

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"It was a true pleasure working with you as well. I had an amazing time. Can't wait to see you in Philly." Read less

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"It was real pleasure working with Melissa. She is extremely professional, capable model who gives it all to the session. I`ve been away for a long time from shooting models but my return felt really smooth because of her calm nature in the session." Read less

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"Once again I discovered that a true model could be recognised when she makes her first appearance. This is absolutely true with Melissa! Melissa is fun and cheerful person who is surrounded by a warm and relaxed atmosphere. But at the same time she a versatile model who takes her job very seriously. Melissa knows how to give her best angles and she doesn’t hesitate to pose without a fear of exposing her femininity. Melissa understands concept of a shooting and she follows instructions beyond what were ever asked. I can recommend Melissa to everyone who wants professional level quality for a photo shooting! Many thanks, -krop" Read less

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"Melissa is amazing to work with and very professional. Every image of her is stunning!" Read less

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"She's wonderful to work with, knowledgeable and easy to be around! (did I mention beautiful as well?). Do it, Book her, NOW!" Read less

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"For what it's worth as a drop in the pan of would-be photographers, it was the most memorable model shoot I had ever been involved in. Melissa was so pro, on another level. I am very grateful that I got the chance to shoot with her." Read less

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"Incredibly beautiful, versatile, fun, talented, experienced, hard working...there just aren't enough wonderful adjectives to describe Melissa Jean! She is among the best of the best. DO NOT pass up a chance to shoot with her!" Read less

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"Melissa Jean is amazing to work with. She is gorgeous, creative, collaborative and has an amazing space to shoot in! I highly recommend working with her!" Read less

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"Wow! Thank you so much for an incredible 3 days of shooting. I have so much original work out of this project, I couldn't be happier with this investment. You are time to the minute, professional, knowledgeable, and very sweet. Understanding and comfortable with complicated projects, a real treat to work with. Till next time." Read less

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"Melissa is a seasoned pro, so you can't go wrong working with her. My shoot with her was productive, professional and fun. I look forward to another opportunity to work with her on other projects." Read less

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"Melissa Jean has been the most professional and engaging model I have ever worked with on MM. She is a total pro, and was engaged and interested in the shoot. The shoot felt comfortable, relaxed and fun. She was great!" Read less

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"Melissa is the gold standard of what you want in a model, she literally went above and beyond my expectations to ensure we had a productive shoot. I have the utmost respect for her, and will work with again in a second. Thanks Melissa!" Read less

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"I had the pleasure to start 2015 working with Melissa! Not only is she a stunning model with fabulous charisma and presence, she's very professional and sweet, a pleasure to work with and can't wait to work with her again!" Read less

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"Easily one of the finest models I have had the privilege to work with. Melissa Jean is a true professional, always prepared and very involved in the shoot to make it the best!" Read less

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"My experience shooting with Melissa Jean was Super! She brings her top game to the shoot and collaborates very well to deliver outstanding images. Her beauty, knowledge and experience goes a long way to create those special looks you want in any given environment or theme. She is highly sought after by many photographers and gets booked quickly. Nevertheless, she never flakes and consistently is always on time and professional. Also, keeps the line of communication open to keep you in the loop. I look forward to working with her again." Read less

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"Melissa is a blast to work with. We absolutely LOVED our desert shoot with her. If you have a chance to shoot with her, you will not be disappointed. " Read less

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Credit Notes

Just to name a few..

^^^ Click this picture to see the fine art style commercial I did for MGM, which is seen on TV in South America (:

Fuse Magazine Online - April 2016 - Covergirl and feature
Playboy Online - March 2016 - 3 sets by Holly Randall
Jank Magazine - March 2016 - Fashion/Food Editorial by Jackie Hancock
Editorial Magazine - March 2016 editorial by Jason Tamavakis
Editorial Magazine - March 2016 editorial by Tom Linkins
February 2016 - Volo Glam Magazine 1602 editorial by Shantia Veeney
January 2016 - Volo Magazine #33 editorial by Shantia Veeney
December 2015 - PUMP magazine Avant Garde Edition Issue 54
July 2015 - La+ Belle Magazine Issue #6 Fine Art Nude Editorial by Michael Luna
July 2015 - NIF Magazine "Sunday Morning" Editorial by Michael Becker
June 2015 - Koncept Magazine Issue #27 Fashion Feature by BPS Imagery
May 2015 - Kultur Magazine Cover Issue #42 Latex Fashion Editorial by Jason Tamvakis
May 2015 - Promo Magazine Fashion/Hair editorial by Michael Becker
May 2015 - Delicious Dolls Pinup Magazine Cover by Fred Kopf
April 2015 - Volo Magazine Issue #24 - Art Nude editorial by Shauntia Veney
March 2015 - Fuse Magazine Online Vol. 7 - Glamour editorial by Brian Bishop
March 2015 - Arsenic Magazine Submission by Dark Stripe Media
February 2015 - Uncovered Magazine editorial by Michael Becker
Implied POTD Contest Winner on Model Mayhem - Photo by Frozen Moments
February 2015 - Fuse Magazine Volume No.5 - Glamour Editorial by Michael Becker
January 2015 - Arsenic Magazine Editorial by Chris Vongsawat
January 2015 - Femme Exposure Glamour Pictorial by Niel Gallen
November 2014 - Arsenic Mag submission by Michael Becker
November 2014 - Femme Exposure Glamour Pictorial by Dan Richards
August 2014 - Ellements Magazine editorial by Michael Becker
May 2014 - Road Iron Magazine Cover
March 2014 Issue #22 Femme Exposure Glamour pictorial by Dan Richards
January 5, 2014 - MM Image of the Day 18+
September 2013 Beau Nu Magazine Editorial
September 2014 - The Horse Motor Magazine Cover - Issue #143
August 31, 2013 - MM Image of the day 18+
May 15, 2013 - MM Image of the day
April 28, 2013 - MM Image of the day 18+
April 17, 2013 - MM Image of the day 18+
April 13, 2013 - MM Image of the day 18+
ActSensuous Pantyhose -
Interior Design Magazine - June 2012 - July 2012 - National Ad for Patty Madden
Stan Goldstein's Manhattan Fine Art Nude Workshop - January 28, 2012
Glamourcon 52 - Long Beach - November 2011
PHOTOgrafia magazine July-August 2011 - Cover Model
Bed, Bath, and Beyond print ad
Arny Freytag's Ultimate Posing Guide 2011
Stan Goldstein's Manhattan Fine Art Nude Workshop - May 7, 2011
OMP Blog 'Natural Beauty Melissa Jean basks in centerfold spotlight' - February 2011
Shoot the Centerfold Seminar Workshop Model - Jan 2011 - Fort Lauderdale
Catalog shoot for Uniform Advantage
Catalog shoot for 'Lucy In The Sky' Brazilian Jeans
Stan Goldstein's Manhattan Fine Art Nude Workshop - November 13, 2010
Easy Rider Magazine - cover - December 2010
TV Commercial for MGM South America
body-painted model for Comcast promotional event at The W Hotel - Ft. Lauderdale
Fine Art Nude Workshop model in Ft. Lauderdale taught by Peter Langone - June 2010
Intimate Body - May 2010
Playboy Venezuela Cover - 2010
Playboy France Cover - 2010
Playboy's Sexy 100 - April 2010
2010 Ocean Machinery Glamour Calendar - Miss January
TechnoMarine AD in Complot magazine - December 2009
Joseph Aviv diamond jewelry national billboard - September 2009
Playboy's Hot Buns/Big Boobs - November 2009
Playboy's Lingerie - October 2009
Last Looks Make-Up Workshop model in Miami taught by Mitch Ely - August 2009
Glamourcon 47 - Chicago - August 2009
Resort Wear Linen catalog shoot - May 2009
Arbonne International Skincare Commercial - June 2009
Hosted Club Monarchy in West Palm Beach with DJ Keoki - June 19, 2009
OMP Blog 'Melissa Jean gets major coverage in Playboy' - April 2009
Playboy's Nudes Cover Model!- April 2009
OMP Hot Model of the Day - March 3, 2009 
Playboy's Natural Beauties - March 2009
Dubio Bikinis online bikini catalog - June 2008
Editorial Workshop in Ft. Lauderdale taught by Elias Stimac - May 2008
Featured model at OMP's 'In The Click' - May 31, 2008 feature by John Running - May 2008
Artistic/Musical Calendar shoot for the S.F. Bohemian Club - September 2005
Surfer Magazine online - featured model - July 2005
Wicked Weasel Swimwear online bikini catalog - May 2005
Artistic Nude Poses - Photography Book by Joel Gilgoff - April 2005