"Pretty close to a remission," Harper's doctor says.
March 11, 1983 in Dallas, Texas, USA
After having her heart broken on national television and landing in third place during her first stint on one of TV's most popular reality shows, Melissa Rycroft bounced back in a big way when she was declared the winner of ABC's hit reality competition series "Dancing with the Stars" (2005- ). The former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader became a household name when she competed in season 13 of the reality series "The Bachelor" (ABC, 2002- ), where she seemingly won the heart of the show's bachelor, Jason Mesnick. But her fairytale romance with Mesnick came to a sudden halt when he had a change of heart and broke off their engagement in front of millions of viewers. Rycroft's much publicized breakup, however, was not the end of her television career; she went on to appear on "Entertainment Tonight" (CBS, 1981- ) and "The Bachelor" spin-off series "Bachelor Pad" (ABC, 2010- ). Yet, it was Rycroft's return to the popular series "Dancing with the Stars: All Stars" in 2012 that showcased not only her graceful dance moves, but also proved that she had the potential to have a lasting career in show business. LessAfter having her heart broken on national television and landing in third place during her first stint on one of TV's most … More