12/23/2011 08:50 am ET Updated Feb 22, 2012

Melanie Amaro Says What She Will Do With $5 Million Winnings From 'The X Factor' (VIDEO)

The X Factor USA's very first winner may not have planned her next career step, but Melanie Amaro knows exactly where a good chunk of that five million dollar cash prize is going -- to her mother!

"I'm gonna buy my mom a house," said Melanie proudly. Following that sweet splurge, Amaro plans to give herself a much deserved rest with a "first class plane ticket to Hawaii." The 19-yr-old tells ET she wants nothing more than to spend her holidays relaxing on the beach with a pina colada in hand. Virgin, of course.

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