As a child, she fell under the bad influence of Seek Diloley and helped the young boy bully the other Mos Espa children. The biggest target for her was Anakin Skywalker, whom she secretly crushed on since the moment she met him.
After Anakin left, Melee fell into a gradual depression that reached its crescent a few years later when she engaged in a threeway with Seek and their friend Amee. After that, she knew she had to get the hell off of Tatooine. She was able to make it to Mos Eisley, and somehow get passage offworld.