Melanie Amaro scored herself the big $5 million recording contract with Sony when she won "The X Factor" just a few weeks ago, and she's ready to spend some of that cash on a much-needed item.
"A foot massager," she told Access Hollywood about the one thing her heart truly desires. "I think that's ultimately, right now, what I truly, truly want and need.
"I don't think buying fancy cars, fancy clothes... I don't really find that a 'need,'" Melanie continued. "For me... I seriously need a foot massager. You see all these really pretty women in like different shows and stuff and they wear all these nice shoes and [large] heels, and it's like, 'Oh my gosh, you look so great,' but inside it's killing her because her feet are hurting. So for me, it's like I wear them and I look great in them... But when you get home, you just wanna put your foot in a foot massager and just take a load off."
Melanie will part with some of her cash on one big ticket item, but it won't be a present to herself. She told Access she still intends to buy her mom a property.
"I think my mom deserves a nice house, a big kitchen so she can cook, a nice big bedroom and a big bed, I feel that she deserves it," the singer said.
In the weeks since Melanie won Season 1 of "The X Factor" her life has changed, but she only realized the significance of what happened on Wednesday.
"Yesterday it kind of hit me that this is gonna be my life from now on: interviews, hair, makeup, wardrobe," she said. "As I got up, it was like, Bam! Bam! Bam! People on my face, people on my hair... I was like, 'Wow, this is gonna be me for a long time.'"
Added Melanie, "I think I'm getting used to it."
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- Access Hollywood