The famous tarento and half-pipe snowboarder, Melo Imai took birth in a known city of Japan named ‘Suminoe’ on 26 October 1987. Her family name is Narita, and her father’s name is ‘Takashi Narita’ who has been the snowboarding coach. Imai has two brothers; the younger one is ‘Dome Narita’, a famous snowboarder, and the elder one is ‘Trampoliner Grim Narita’, which shows how Imai’s interest in snowboarding is inherited.
As of 2023, Melo Imai's net worth is estimated to be $5 million.
|Source(s) of Fame
|Date of Birth
|October 26, 1987
|Place of Birth
|Suminoe , Osaka Japan
When Imai was only seven years old, her father and brother used to train her for snowboarding, being professional snowboarders. They used to train her about 18 hours a day, from which Imai got more skills in snowboarding. After completing high school studies, Imai entered forgo post-secondary education to focus on snowboarding. After spending some time there, she became an expert in ‘Half-pipe’.
In 2006, she took part in the ‘Winter Olympics’ held in Turin, Italy but could not succeed because of her severe injury and came in last. She faced public critics with the commenters calling her ‘A Waste of Tax Money’ and ‘A National Embarrassment. Imai defended herself against the statements declaring that the Olympics is like a peak point for every athlete, but it was just a nightmare for her. Imai faced severe depression and ultimately quit sports.
After quitting sports, Imai supported herself over the years by working in bars. She served as hostess, escort, and at a sex parlor as well. Then Imai appeared as ‘Taranto’ in different television programs and acted as a nude model for different ‘Adult Magazines’. From 2014 to 2016, Imai performed in dozen nude gravure DVD’s in a ‘Softcore Adult Films’.
A year later, she successfully released her hardcore adult video debut in a movie named ‘Snow Drop and Snow Out’. Both movies were released by the AV Company named ‘Muteki’ which was skilled in making the adult films debuts of gravure idols and minor celebrities. However, she did not serve the company any longer, stating that she was now more interested in joining snowboarding back.
Thus, she returned back to snowboarding in 2017 and won the title of ‘All Japan Snowboarding Championships’ just a year later in 2018. In 2015, she acted as ‘Begul’s tongue form’ in a known television drama named ‘Garo Gold Storm Sho’ and successfully handled 13 episodes of it. In 2012, Imai performed a key role in ‘Naite’ and ‘Yande’ films.
Moreover, there is a long list of her awards that she has won in different competitions. A few of them include; ‘All Japan Ski Championships Snowboarding’ in 2001, ‘World Junior Championship’ in 2002, ‘All Japan Ski Championship Tournament Snowboard Competition’ in 2004, ‘FIS Snowboard World Cup’ by Korea Star Capital Association in 2005, ranked third in ‘World Cup Lake Placid Tournament’ in 2005, and qualified for ‘Turin Olympics’ in 2006. In 2008, she won ‘Takasago Cup’ and in 2018 won ‘All Japan Snowboarding Championships.
Imai has two kids, a daughter, and a son, and she is taking care of them alone. She often states that she is not ashamed of her acts in the past as she did all that just to get some money and considers herself a good mother while being in great support of her kids. However, the media resources have not revealed the name of her spouse and the exact date of marriage.
Melo Imai does not have active social media accounts like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has been very concerned about her snowboarding and acting profession and does not look for social media activities. That is why most essential details about her personal life are still hidden. However, the young snowboarder is currently enjoying a good economy, honor, and fame and living happily with her family and friends.
Melo Imai is one of the richest and youngest celebrities. There have been many apparent ups and downs during her active career of snowboarding and acting, but she has faced all of them in the best possible way and has not lost heart even at a single moment. Her struggles have made her enjoy a net worth of about $5 million.