Melissa Lingafelt is a model, singer and beauty pageant winner from the United States. Melissa Lingafelt was crowned Miss North Carolina Teen USA in 2006 and placed first and second in the Miss Teen USA pageant. She also goes by the stage name “Jimi Ono” which she uses to perform her music.
Early Life and Childhood
Melissa Lingafelt was born in the United States on December 20, 1989, in Charlotte, North Carolina. As of now her age 32 years old and Melissa Gayle Lingafelt is her first name. Her country of origin is the United States of America. Lingafelt is of white ethnicity and her zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
Likewise, she was one of three children born into a wealthy family. She was homeschooled and grew up with her siblings: a brother, Kyle Lingafelt, and a sister, Mackenzie Lingafelt. She even received a full scholarship to High Point University, where she wanted to study international business. She also moved in with her then-boyfriend, Drake Bell, when she was 16.
Melissa Lingafelt began her pro career after winning Miss North Carolina Teen USA in 2006, where she competed against 50 other girls. She was first recognized as a titleholder when she was a teenager. She then competed in the Miss Teen USA pageant but finished second to Katie Blair. She was crowned “Miss Photogenic” after receiving the most votes in the election.
She then reportedly signed with the Robert Black Agency/AZ as a Ford Model and has modeled for several magazines and companies. She then appeared in Drake Bell’s video “Drake Bell: I Know” in 2006 and in the comedy “College” in 2008. Similarly, she also has a singing career as she was previously interested in EDM and her song “I’m Alright” which she co-wrote with RYNX garnered a lot of attention in 2018 as an unstoppable EDM force.
“Losing Feeling”, “RIP”, “Baby Goat”, “Too Much”, “No Difference”, “Go Steady” and “Hopeless” are some of her songs that have been released. Also, she updated her Soundcloud page with her new song “Pesos” in July 2020.
Melissa Lingafelt has earned a good living from her professional career as a model. Lengafelt also earns money with her numerous appearances in television shows and films. your appreciated net worth is around 400,000 US dollars.
Drake Bell was previously in a relationship with Melissa Lingafelt. Bell is an American actor and musician best known for his roles on Nickelodeon’s The Amanda Show and Drake & Josh. They both started dating in 2006 when Bell was 20 and Ligafelt was only 16.
Similarly, she entered the Miss Teen USA beauty pageant in 2006 during their relationship. The couple dated for over two years and even lived together before calling it quits in 2009. She made headlines after posting a video on her Tiktok account with over a thousand followers, accusing her ex-boyfriend Drake Bell of physically and verbally abusing her during their 2006-2009 relationship.
She created a video with the caption: “This is the truth in my opinion. I hope this message reaches young girls and that no one else has to go through what I went through. #2020Survivor”. On the other hand, Drake denied all allegations and stated that he would not let the insulting and defamatory allegations go unchallenged and would take legal action.
She was also once engaged to Tomas Dew. She is currently dating @BetterOffDead, a singer and producer who always supports her on social media sites.
body measurement and social media
Melissa Lingafelt is a stunning young lady with a slim body structure. Lingafelt has captured many hearts across the country thanks to her beauty and hourglass body. She stands by a height by 5ft. 9 inches (1.75 m) and weighs approximately 54 kg (119 lbs).
Her body measurements are 33-24-34, with a bra size of 33B, shoe size 9 (US) and dress size 4 (US). Her left stomach, right armpit and left hand are also covered with tattoos. In addition, her skin is fair and she has dark brown hair and green eyes.
She is not active on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.