A Socialite’s Life Throws Melissa Berkelhammer A Bone

July 27th, 2006 // 3 Comments

Melissa Berkelhammer, (of whom I have never heard in my life) apparently spends her time aspiring to attain socialite status. Despite having had graduated from both Princeton and Harvard Law School, at 29 years old, Berkelhammer remains happily unemployed. In a recent interview with The New York Observer, Berkelhammer painted the picture of herself as a glamorous, party-hopping socialite. However, there is more to that picture than meets the eyes. The New York Daily News’ Lowdown dishes the dirt on the wannabe Paris:

Lowdown has learned that New York publicist and Hamptons Magazine columnist R. Couri Hay, currently making the television rounds to dish about the demise of Christie Brinkley’s marriage, receives thousands of dollars from Melissa’s mom and her dad, Manhattan psychiatrist Edward Berkelhammer. For an estimated $2,500 a month, Hay helps the reed-thin Berkelhammer get into exclusive parties and onto benefit committees. In one revealing E-mail to a fellow publicist, Hay mused: “She’s really a nice girl. Gaining 5 pounds, she looks the healthiest yet.”

Here, Missy. We wrote a little story about you. Happy?

P.S. Being popular shouldn’t be so hard.

By Miu von Furstenberg
  1. Me

    FYI- There are several girls like this. I know of another one who brags and name drops like you can’t believe on her myspace page. I checked up on the accuracy of her claims with none other than Michael Musto himself and he verified that this person haunts him to mention her in his column all the time. I won’t mention her name here because she would love it too much. Suffice it to say, I totally believe this post.

  2. JOY VIAN

    R.COURI HAY IS A FAKE! I KNOW BECOUSE HE IS MY DAUGHTERS UNCLE…WANT A REAL BIG STORY? E-MAIL ME. MY NAME IS JOY. THANK YOU JOY VIAN

  3. damien

    OMG! I know this girl Melissa! She used to come into the hair salon where I worked as a manager. She used to walk in with her sick mother who literally breathed through her daughter. Every time Melissa and mom would walk through the door everyone would run in the other direction. Melissa was sickly thin. The assistants were nervous to shampoo her hair for fear that her head might split. She looked so sick that if you sneezed in her direction, she would fly away. Her mom would always hurry us mentioning that her daughter, Melissa was on her way to ‘some event’. No one ever believed her because they were the most psycho two people we’ve ever come across. My oh my! Now I accidently bumped into an online site that mentioned her name and when I continued reading I couldn’t actually believe that what her mother said about Melissa was indeed, actually true. LOL! What is this world coming too?

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