Melissa Lingafelt - Updated May 2024

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Melissa Lingafelt

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 runner-up 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 is 34 years old and Melissa Gayle Lingafelt is her given name.

Her country of origin is the United States of America. Lingafelt is of White ethnicity, and her zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Similarly, she was one of three children born into a wealthy family. She was home-schooled 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 intended to study international business. Moreover, she moved in with her then-boyfriend, Drake Bell, when she was 16 years old.

Relationship status

Drake Bell was previously in a relationship with Melissa Lingafelt. Bell is an actor and musician from the United States who is 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 went on to compete in the “Miss Teen USA” beauty pageant in 2006 while they were dating. The couple dated for over two years and even lived together before calling it quits in 2009.

She made headlines after she posted 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 relationship from 2006 to 2009.

She created a video with the following caption: “This is the truth in my opinion. I hope that 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 of the allegations and stated that he would not let the offensive and defamatory allegations go unchallenged and that he would pursue legal action.

Moreover, she was also engaged to Tomas Dew at one point. She is currently dating @BetterOffDead, a singer and producer who is always supportive of her on social media sites.

Melissa Lingafelt

Caption: Melissa Lingafelt with her Drake Bell Source: Us Weekly

Body measurement

Melissa Lingafelt is a stunning young lady with a slim body structure. Lingafelt has won many hearts across the country thanks to her beauty and hourglass body physique. She stands at a height of 5ft. 9 inches (1.75m) and weighs approximately 54kg (119 lbs).

Her body measurements are 33-24-34, with a bra size of 33B, a shoe size of 9(US), and a 4(US) dress size. Her left abdomen, right armpit, and left hand are also covered in tattoos. Moreover, her skin is fair, and she has dark brown hair and green eyes.

Professional Life

Melissa Lingafelt began her professional career after winning Miss North Carolina Teen USA in 2006, where she competed against 50 other girls. When she was a teenager, she was first recognized as the titleholder.

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 pageant.

Then, she reportedly signed with Robert Black Agency/AZ as a Ford Model and modeled for several magazines and companies. Following that, she appeared in Drake Bell’s 2006 video “Drake Bell: I Know” and the 2008 comedy film “College”.

Similarly, she also has a singing career, as she was previously into EDM, and her song “I’m Alright,” which she co-wrote with RYNX, gained a lot of attention in 2018 as an unstoppable EDM force.

“Losing Feeling,” “R.I.P.,” “Baby Goat,” “Too Much,” “No Difference,” “Go Steady,” and “Hopelessly” are some of her songs that have been released. Moreover, in July 2020, she updated her Soundcloud page with her new song “Pesos”.

Melissa Lingafelt – Net Worth 2023

Melissa Lingafelt’s professional career as a model has earned her a good living. Lengafelt also earns money from her numerous appearances in television shows and films. Her estimated net worth is around $400,000.

Melissa Lingafelt – Social Media

She isn’t active on social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.