Who Is ‘X Factor’ Winner Melanie Amaro?

By ABC News

Dec 23, 2011 11:06am
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Melanie Amaro during Thursday's "X Factor" finale.

Melanie Amaro, the newly-crowned winner of “The X-Factor,” is poised to be a big star. Below, check out three facts to know about her.

1. 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.

2. She’s spiritual. 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!”

3. She’s 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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