Biographical Information
Full name: Melanie Dorkus
Gender: Female
Hair color: Blonde
Eye color: Hazel
Occupation(s): College Student (formerly)
Sorority President (formerly)
Status: Alive
Nickname(s): Freddy Krueger; Mask (by Chanel)
Jason Voorhees; Toxic Avenger (by Sadie)
Relationship Information
Family: Unnamed parents
Friends: 3 Unnamed minions
Enemies: Chanel Oberlin
Red Devil
Pet(s): 3 mastifs
Employees: Ms. Bean (deceased)
Chesterton (butler)
Other Information
Interests: Spray tanning
Jada Pinkett Smith
Clique: Kappa Kappa Tau (formerly)
Education: Wallace University (formerly)
Series Information
Season(s): Season One
Episode count: 2
First appearance: Pilot
Latest appearance: Dorkus
Portrayed by: Brianne Howey
The next president of this house has to be willing to dance with the devil himself to keep this thing of ours going, and baby you ain't got it!
—Melanie to Chanel[src]

Melanie Dorkus was a recurring character on Season One of Scream Queens. She was previously the President of Kappa Kappa Tau until she was forced to resign after being horribly burned by the Red Devil.

She is portrayed by Brianne Howey.



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Melanie was a student at Wallace University and the previous president at Kappa Kappa Tau. Melanie had a group of minions, which Chanel Oberlin was a part of, and was preparing for her minions to spray tan her one day. Chanel messed up Melanie's dry cleaning order and she got mad. She started to tell Chanel how she could never be a KKT president because of her looks and sensitivity. She ordered Chanel to leave. Her minions began using the spray tan and it suddenly begins burning and tearing her skin on her stomach area, causing Melanie to scream in utter pain. She grips a shower curtain from behind as she collapses onto the ground, coughing up foam. Melanie's minions scream in horror and leave the room, leaving a burnt Melanie lying helplessly on the ground. Soon, the Red Devil enters the room. Melanie sees the Red Devil and screams.

Dean Munsch refers to it as violent assault and it is mentioned that the tanning company settled it with her and many people believe Chanel was the one who swapped her spray tan.

Hell Week

Melanie was mentioned by Zayday when members of Kappa Kappa Tau were eating their dinner.


Melanie was mentioned by Dean Munsch and it was revealed that the day of her attack was March 25th and Grace was visiting Kappa during that time and was seen running away shortly after the attack, causing suspicion that Chanel was the Red Devil. 


Chanel goes to apologize to Melanie to make herself look good. Melanie, disfigured, is compared to fictional serial killers like Freddy Krueger and the Toxic Avenger by Chanel and Chanel #3, due to the horrible scars on her face and body. She admits that she had over 9 surgeries and still believes that Chanel is the one responsible for her disfigurement. Chanel then tries to murder her with a pair of scissors, thinking that she is the Red Devil. Luckily, Grace and Zayday rush into Melanie's house just in time to stop Chanel and reveal who the true killer is.


Total: 2/13


  • It is unknown if her minions were named after her the way Chanel Oberlin's are.
  • Her parents are the owners of the American casual dining restaurant chain, Olive Garden.
  • She is the first victim of the Red Devil.
    • Also the first victim to survive an attack.
  • She has no gag reflex.
  • Her attack was orchestrated by Hester Ulrich and carried out by Boone Clemens.



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