AsThis documentary film explores the life and struggles of a competitive skateboarder. Netflix’s ‘StayOn Board: The Leo Baker Story’ can only be described as inspiring. That’s because it details not just his early rise to fame but also his struggle to find a possible balance between his thriving career and his genuine truth as a transmasculine non-binary individual. ThereforeThis production will feature a variety of characters to help propel his story forward isNone other than his then-partner Melissa Bueno-Woerner — so now let’s learn more about her, shall we?
Who is Melissa Bueno-Woerner?
Although Melissa isDespite not having any skating experience, she was an entertainment producer and it did not seem to have affected her relationship with the skaters. Leoat all, which had sparked in August 2017. “We have so much fun together,” she admitted in the original before adding he was really easy to get close to despite the fact they’re opposites; she loves socializing, whereas he’s a homebody. OneOne of the most important aspects of Melissa’s entire essence, though, especially for her boyfriend back then, is that she’s intrinsically patient as well as understanding since she’s queer too.
MelissaWas actually the first person to ask LeoWhat exact sounds he preferred and her support undoubtedly helped him to embrace the natural parts of himself, no matter what fear. SheAlthough she was worried about how things might change once he begins his transition, she made it clear that her support would be there in any capacity. His truth is so much more. “I mean, there’s no way that I would never not be supportive,” she said. “ButIt isIt’s a little scary for me. I’m not gonna say I’ll feel one way or the other. Just… I’ll see what happens, I guess.”
Where is Melissa Bueno-Woerner Now?
UnfortunatelyBased on what we can see from their online presence, they have been together for around four years. MelissaAnd Leo are no longer romantically involved — they just seem to be good friends. In fact, in a recent interview, the latter revealed, “MyAt the time, partner MelIt was time for the shoot [the personal] stuff [for the Netflix original production]. She’s also in documentaries, so it made senseFor her to help out, to enable us get those really intimate settings. They wanted her to have a camera the whole time, and I don’t like doing the selfie record thing, so it made it more natural having somebody that I’m comfortable with doing the filming.”
As for Melissa’s individual standing, the International/Global StudiesGraduate from the UniversityOf Washington(2005-2010) and a travel enthusiast continues to live in Brooklyn, New YorkRight now. SheActually, currently serves as a Freelance Producerat Imagine Entertainment & Television. ButHer experience includes production/camera work in organizations such as The New York Times, ShowOf Force, Pulse FilmsStudio, &?NowAmongst other things. SomeThese are her most recent credits. Investigation Discovery’s ‘The Murder Tapes,’ Discovery+’s ‘Chasing Ghislaine,’ Hulu’s ‘The New York Times Presents: Elon Musk’s Crash Course,’ and Netflix’s ‘StayOn Board: The Leo Baker Story.’
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