In 2004, she joined the reality talent search of ABS-CBN, Star Circle Quest. She was one of the top 10 questors or Magic Circle of 10, and after few weeks of training, made it to the final 5 or Magic Circle of 5. In the Grand Questor's Night, she was declared the 4th runner up.
After the contest, she guested in some TV shows of ABS-CBN particularly in the youth oriented drama SCQ Reload and variety show ASAP Fanatic.
Melissa received one of her biggest breaks when she portrayed Hiyas, the apple of Pedro Penduko's eyes in the fantaserye Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko and when she starred in the primetime drama series Iisa Pa Lamang lead by Claudine Barretto.
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