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About Melinda Hyder


Melinda Hyder was born and raised in Elizabethton, Tennessee. She has one sister, Regina, and is proud to point out that her parents, Richard and Carol, were high school sweethearts and have been married for 44 years. Hyder began singing in church at the age of four. She trained in ballet, tap, jazz and gymnastics for 12 years. She attended classes and taught at the Watt Dance Studio in Elizabethton.  Hyder graduated with honors in music and math from Elizabethton High School. She then attended East Tennessee State University in Johnson City on a full vocal scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music. While in college, she performed with the music groups 10BucsWorth, Chorale and Women's Ensemble.  After college, Hyder entertained at Six Flags over Georgia for two years. She then toured Europe while performing on a cruise ship. She also spent six years performing at Dollywood (often times with Dolly Parton). In addition, she has worked as a real estate agent, private vocal coach, dance instructor, pageant coach and model.  Currently single, Hyder resides in Sevierville, Tennessee, with her Pomeranian, Lexi. Her birth date is May 23, 1973.


News Articles about Survivor Panama Exile Island contestant Melinda Hyder


Celebrity Spider 6/20/06 Survivor Panama's Melinda Hyder & Cirie Fields to Appear on The Guiding Light 6/4/06 Survivors Land in Springfield

Mountain Press 2/24/06 Hyder: I'd do 'Survivor' again in a heartbeat

TV Guide 2/16/06 "Master Plan" Sinks Survivor's Melinda

Knox News 2/16/06 Sevierville 'Survivor' player has no regrets

Reality News Online 2/10/06 I Was Dealt a Bad Hand: An Interview with Survivor: Exile Islands Melinda 2/10/06 - Melinda on 'The Early Show' & Secret Scene

Tampa Bay's 10 2/10/06 "Survivor's" Melinda hits a sour note, gets the boot at tribal council

Reality News Online 2/10/06 Survivor: Exile Island Why Melinda Lost

CBS 2/10/06 Hyder Bids Farewell To 'Survivor' Island

Jam! 2/10/06 Survivor's Melinda sings the blues

Kingsport Times News 2/10/06 Elizabethton native gets the boot on 'Survivor'

CBS 2/10/06 'Survivor' Castoff: An Age Thing?

Reality TV Magazine 2/9/06 Melinda Hyder Voted Off Survivor Panama Exile Island

Bristol Herald Courier 1/18/06 A New Survivor from Tri-Cities

Reality TV Calendar 1/17/06 Survivor Melinda Hyder: Photo, Bio and More

Times News 1/10/06 Elizabethton native featured in upcoming 'Survivor'

Mountain Press 1/11/06 Local woman drops in on new 'Survivor' quest

Volunteer TV 1/9/06 Sevierville woman selected for Survivor: Panama - Exile Island

Celebrity Spider 1/9/06 CBS Announces the 16 New Castaways for Survivor Panama: Exile Island


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