Who Is ‘X Factor’ Winner Melanie Amaro?


0  Updated at 5:03 pm, December 23rd, 2011 By: ABC Digital
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Ray Mickshaw/FOX via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Melanie Amaro, the newly-crowned winner of “The X-Factor,” is poised to be a big star, so you might as well get to know her sooner rather than later.

Here are some facts you may not have known about the songstress:

 She plans to spend her $5 million prize in an unconventional way.

Amaro told People magazine that her dream purchases would be a foot massage, a house for her mom, and a lifetime supply of chicken. “Life will change a lot,” she said.

“The most I have ever had before was $200, if I was lucky.” Of course, the majority of her money will go towards her debut record with Sony.

She’s a very spiritual individual.

The 19-year-old, British Virgin Islands native is a devout Christian. She loves gospel music, and when she was named winner of “The X Factor,” pretty much all she could exclaim was, “God is good!”

Amaro is also a Twitter fiend.

With more than 179,000 followers, Amaro’s got a full-fledged digital platform, and she uses it.

“Thank you all sooo much for all your love and votes and dedication,” she tweeted this morning, “i really appreciate u all, my dream has come true #IHaveTheBestFans.”

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