Too Hot to Handle made its highly anticipated return to screens to put 10 singletons to the test late in 2022. In this dating series created with the goal of fostering real connections between the contestants, Sebastian Melrose was one of the hand-picked intriguing personalities presented as one of the season’s cast members. Now, because you all want to know more about him, here is a tell-all including his age, family background, height, Too Hot To Handle journey, and more.
Sebastian Melrose On Netflix’s Too Hot To Handle
Soon after Too Hot To Handle returned to screens for season four of its celibacy social experiment on 7 December 2022, contestant Sebastian “Seb” made headlines on several media outlets after he spoke exclusively to Express.co.uk about disappointing his co-stars with his frequent rule breaks.
As always, contestants on this show are expected to live with the celibacy rule. Throughout their stay in the villa, they are not permitted to kiss, there is no heavy petting, sex, or solo-self-gratification of any kind allowed. Any of these rules disregarded by anyone of the contestants meant the cash prize of $200,000 would be in jeopardy.
But, despite the risk, Sebastian revealed, that he and Kayla Richart shared a number of kisses, fondled each other, and even had sex. Of course, the rest of the cast was disappointed as the troublesome pair continued to be sexual even after Lana, the show’s host, doubled the fines. “Trying to resist Kayla is difficult”, Sebastian told the said outlet.
So clearly, just as Sebastian puts it, he did bring more than some spice to the game in the Caribbean villa.
Sebastian Melrose Dating Status
So, are Sebastian Melrose and Kayla Richart still together? What is Sebastian’s dating status? Here’s what we know.
Sebastian was momentarily distracted by bombshell Flavia. But, he, fortunately, did not kiss her in spite of the free pass. This, as a result, still saved his chance with Kayla, a 22-year-old fashion model from Los Angeles, California.
In the show, fans have seen both Sebastian and Kayla go through their fair share of emotional as well as physical highs and lows. But despite this, these two do not seem to be still happily involved. At least their online presence tells so. However, neither Sebastian nor Kayla has either confirmed or denied it as of writing. But then, as of late 2022, they did follow each other on social media. They even often dropped flirty comments on each other’s pictures. So, even in case they are no more romantically engaged, they should be at least on friendly terms.
Or, maybe the long distance between them made it impossible for them to continue their TV romance IRL.
How Old Is Sebastian Melrose?
Sebastian Melrose was born in 1998. So, he reached the age of 24 in 2022.
Sebastian Melrose Job
Sebastian Melrose is a pro racing driver in the Scottish Formula Ford 1600 series with Graham Brunton Racing. A self-described “well-regarded and decorated professional racing driver”, he has won many awards including an SMRC Rising Star Award.
On LinkedIn, Sebastian cites that year upon year, he nurtured his talents, successfully mastering the art of racing a car alongside a variety of other interests and achievements. In this process, he notably attained his professional racing driver status and a university degree in business in 2019.
The next year’s racing season, he had secured a signing with Porsche to race in the Porsche GT3 Carrera Cup Championship in Great Britain for In2Racing.
Sebastian Melrose Family
Sebastian Melrose, of half Scottish and half El Salvadorian Latino descent, comes from a very family where everyone looks very beautiful and almost never aging. His father is Scottish and his mother is El Salvadorian. The folks were still married and together as of late 2022. Sebastian’s mother Janice De Souza mentioned Edinburgh, United Kingdom as her current residence around this time. An interior stylist by profession, she could be found on Instagram @by.janicemelrose.
Sebastian’s father, Stewart Melrose, is a former director at Scotwaste. He studied BA business studies at Napier Uni and before at Stewarts Melville College. He also had an Instagram account (@stmelrose).
For siblings, Sebastian has a sister named Julianna Melrose. A self-described Edinburgh girl in Brighton, she studied Fashion Communication at the University of Brighton. She also mentions being a digital creator on Instagram @julianna.
On 23 April 2022, when Julianna turned 21 years old, her father took to his Facebook to gush about how the arrival of his caring, thoughtful, loving, and funny daughter made their family complete.
Is Sebastian Melrose On Instagram?
Yes. Sebastian Melrose could be found on Instagram @sebmelrose with 227 posts and 17.8K followers as of 8 December 2022. “I live life in the fast lane…I hope Lana can keep up with me,” he wrote on the BIO hinting at his performance on Too Hot To Handle.
Sebastian Melrose Height
Sebastian Melrose stands above 5’11” in height.
Where Is Sebastian Melrose From?
Sebastian Melrose hails from Bathgate town in West Lothian, Scotland, i.e., 5 miles west of Livingston. He continued to stay in this place by 2022’s end.
While driverdb.com marked his nationality as British, Sebastian himself talked about his “dual nationality of Scottish and El Salvadorian descent”. He said his dual heritage has fueled his global popularity, appeal, and following, especially in the United Kingdom and the Americas.
When Is Sebastian Melrose’s Birthday?
Sebastian Melrose’s birthday is on January 12th and that makes him a Capricorn.
How Much Is Sebastian Melrose’s Net Worth?
Sebastian Melrose was expected to have hoarded around $1 – $5 million net worth by 2022. He is also known professionally as the godson of three-time Indy 500 winner and 4 time IndyCar champion, Dario Franchitti.
Sebastian began his racing career in 2014, racing in the Scottish Formula Ford Championship. Then, he even took home the award of Rising Star. At 16, he was dubbed the youngest driver ever to have made the finals of both the Formula Ford Festival. Soon, within his first year of acting, he also won Walter Hayes Trophy.
From a very young age, his passion for the sport of motor racing was influenced by his godfather and also his own grandfather. The latter nurtured his love of “all things racing” with the engineers of motorsport at Aston Martin.