Just as the hype surrounding Married at First Sight Australia 2022 had finally died down, we have been cursed blessed with some new cast members for 2023, including Melinda Willis who has a YUGE following on social media!

Filming is already underway for the new series — with brides (and experts Mel Schilling and Alessandra Rampolla) spotted and papped by the Daily Mail during the infamous hen’s night.

The bachelorette party took place at Sydney’s $15 million The Crossways estate at Centennial Park in early August.

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It has been revealed that influencer Melinda Willis has joined the MAFS 2023 cast! Source: Instagram @melindarichelle

Melinda has over 150k followers on Instagram alone, including former MAFS stars like KC OsborneJules RobinsonJoshua Pihlak and Jason Engler.

The new bride-to-be told the publication that she had wanted to join the show for many years, so being cast was a “dream come true”.

According to the outlet, the new season will also see the return of overseas honeymoons. And as So Dramatic! reported in episode 206 of the So Dramatic! podcast, this portion of the show should begin filming around the end of the year.

Who Is Melinda Willis from Married at First Sight Australia 2023?

Melinda, who goes by Melinda Richelle on Insta, is a qualified beauty therapist and makeup artist. Plus she is the owner of Feather Sisters — a beauty website that hit over $1 million in sales in 2020 alone!

Feather Sister sells products for lashes and brows which are designed to “enhance your natural assets”.

She’s also the owner of Melly’s Beauty Parlour, the owner of MW Lashes AND is a director for BSSA (pronounced Bossa) Store. The new business will sell luxury basics under the name. AH-MAZING!

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Melinda is a qualified beauty therapist and makeup artist. Source: Instagram @melindarichelle

What Else Do We Know About Melinda Willis from Married at First Sight Australia 2023?

According to her bio on The Right Fit, Melinda, who goes by “Mel” and hails from Queensland, has been a social media influencer for over eight years.

She has a lot of experience with brand products, and her “main categories” include lifestyle, fashion, beauty and health and fitness.

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Melinda, who goes by “Mel” and hails from Queensland, has been a social media influencer for over eight years. Source: Instagram @melindarichelle.

“I’m a successful entrepreneur myself and love everything business-related and mindset!” she penned.

“I have a background as a beauty therapist and flight attendant and of course, therefore, love all things beauty and travel. I’ve worked with some incredible brands both nationally and internationally.”

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