This week I met Melissa Rios. I met her in Kyle Kruse’s Exhibition. As we looked at the exhibition, we began to talk for our classmate conversation. Melissa is a second year Biology student. She decided to get into Biology because she finds the study of living organisms to be extremely intriguing and has always found the subject to be one of her favorites. Biology is a tough major, so having downtime and being able to have some time to herself is essential. When she gets a break from her studies, Melissa likes to read, spend time with friends and family, and like to visit the happiest place on earth, Disney Land. She also is not afraid to do new and interesting things and is looking forward to what the rest of college has in store for her.
Speaking with Melissa about the Demi Lovato fan art issue, Melissa thought that the way that Demi react was not appropriate. She feels that Demi should have been more grateful of the fan art, and though the figure was not an accurate representation of Demi, art is meant to to be inaccurate and unrealistic. On the other hand, i feel that she was not being rude, maybe it would have not hurt for her to show some love for the art work, but she dug deeper than the prettiness of the drawing. It is known that Demi has struggled with eating disorders and her body image, so to her the drawing was more than just something pretty, but something deeper than that.
You can find Melissa on her Blog: melissariosblog.wordpress.com