Runway MMC

Runway MMC


Three young California girls- unique with their own distinctive style and fashion and from different backgrounds- Hispanic, Caucasian and African American. They portray a fresh new concept with their performance style- a fashion show and concert in one..not to mention their own clothing line- HOT!


Meghan Elisse, Melody Hernandez and Chelsea Tavares make up the group RUNWAY MMC. These three young California ladies, all unique with their own distinctive style and fashion and from different backgrounds were brought together by Lisa Mahowald (Meghan Elisse’s Mother), who came up with an idea to start a girl group with a clothing line behind them. “As soon as we met, we clicked...although we are all different in our own way we come together and become one, a unit,” states Meghan.

Meghan Elisse, the oldest in the group at 17 years of age and of German/Italian descent grew up in the South Bay and has been singing, dancing, and acting since the age of 8 years old. Not only does Meghan have extensive vocal training but she plays the piano and is versatile with any type of dance. Meghan is currently enrolled at the LA County High School for the Arts (Grammy winner) where she competes for roles in musical theatre as well as opera. She has secured the lead role in a number of musicals including Sharpay, High School Musical, Mary Jane, Big River and Kim, Bye Bye Birdie to name a few. She is also blessed with the ability to write lyrics and melodies and besides being an artist at heart she is also committed to giving back, thus she sits as vice president of the b.i.y.a.y.c.d.a. Foundation (believe in yourself and you can do anything) . A foundation committed to helping underprivileged youth. Being raised as 1 of 9 children, Meghan is the outgoing one of the bunch taking on a more rocker/pop style vocally and fashionably. “My passion is music and I don’t want to do anything else in life. I have also been through a lot in my 17 all my songs have deep lyrics and mean a lot to me,” says Meghan.

Melody Hernandez, who is of Mexican/American descent, carries her own style in the group with a pin-up classy look and 50’s type vocals. She grew up in the O.C. in a home filled with Mariachi music. Melody Hernandez is 16 years old and has been singing since the age of 5. Her father’s musical passion has inspired her from a young age. “I have always been inspired by my father’s passion for music in general…seeing how happy his music has made him, and the people it has affected, inspired me to do the same.” She knew that the stage, whether singing, dancing or performing was her life’s calling. She began in musical theater, where she has performed in over 20 musicals and became a dedicated participant in California Conservatory of the Arts. Accepted into the prestigious Interlochen Performing Arts Camp, she became involved there for 2 years. Her first recording was doing background vocals on her father’s Grammy nominated album Tequila Con Limon and eventually a full track on Merry-achi Christmas. She has also tested the waters in acting and landed a guest role on “Hannah Montana”. Despite her passion for music she is still a fulltime student at a college prep school maintaining a 3.8 GPA.

With a Broadway background, Chelsea Tavares, who is also 16 years old of Cape Verdean descent, takes on the Urban/Sassy /Sporty Chic role of the three girls. Chelsea comes from a musical family background and began doing print work for catalogs such as Disney, May Co and others. She made history by becoming the first child of color to model as a Disney Princess “Jasmine.” She is also related to the group Tavares, of which their many hits include the famous single “Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel”. Her history background stems from national commercials to guest starring appearances on various TV shows, such as The Practice and The District. At age 10, she also ran a year long performance at The Hollywood’s Famous Pantages Theatre playing young Nala on The Lion King. Currently she is also a series regular on the two hit Nickelodeon TV shows Just Jordan, in which she plays “Autumn” and Unfabulous playing “Cranberry”. A strong vocalist and songwriter, this young lady can also dance hip-hop, jazz, ballet, tap and modern. “I just love making music and putting a performance on for people… I am so glad God blessed me with this talent!”

Not only are these girls talented and unique in their own way, but they also portray a fresh new concept with their performance style. Everything having to do with this group is associated with fashion including their performance which consists of a fashion show and concert in one. They have also created their own line of clothing that expresses each girl individually. Their clothing line is now available at all participating Wet Seal’s nationwide. They can also be seen gracing the red carpet at special events such as The Teen Choice Awards, The ALMA Awards, and The City of Hope Gala Awards. Current performances include The Orange County Fair, The Los Angeles County Fair and The Sacramento State Fair. They are also performed at a series of malls and made a cameo performance at a Make A Wish Foundation Gala in San Diego, California.

Representing a wide range of young girls today, RU



Set List

Performance: 15-30 mins