Melissa Bulanhagui

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Melissa Bulanhagui
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Melissa Bulanhagui in 2019
Personal information
Full nameMelissa Carmen Bulanhagui
Country representedPhilippines
Former country(ies) representedUnited States
Born (1990-08-16) August 16, 1990 (age 32)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
ResidenceNewark, Delaware
Height5 ft 0 in (1.52 m)
CoachKaren Ludington
Ron Ludington
Kat Arbour
ChoreographerKaren Ludington
Skating clubUniversity of Delaware FSC
Retired2015
ISU personal best scores
Combined total127.25
2008 JGP Italy
Short program50.36
2008 JGP Italy
Free skate84.76
2015 Four Continents

Melissa Carmen Bulanhagui[1] (born August 16, 1990) is an American former figure skater. She represented the United States internationally from 2005 through 2010. She became the 2006 U.S. junior national bronze medalist and won two ISU Junior Grand Prix medals (gold at 2008 JGP Italy, silver at 2006 JGP Romania). After moving up to the senior ranks, she won bronze at the 2010 Nebelhorn Trophy. In 2011, she decided to compete for the Philippines. She would win bronze at the 2013 Asian Open Trophy and two Philippine national titles (2012, 2013). She also competed at two Four Continents Championships.

In 2019, she became a pornographic actress under the stage name Jada Kai.

Career[edit]

Figure skating[edit]

Bulanhagui won the junior bronze medal at the 2006 U.S. Championships. She made her ISU Junior Grand Prix debut the following season, winning a silver medal and placing 4th in her other event. She qualified for the Final where she finished 4th.

In 2007, Bulanhagui sprained her right ankle twice and tore a ligament while practicing triple lutzes.[2] During the 2008–09 season, she won a gold medal at the Junior Grand Prix event in Italy and placed 9th in her other event. In September 2010, she won her first senior international medal – bronze at the Nebelhorn Trophy in Germany.

In September 2011, Bulanhagui announced that she would compete at the national championships of the Philippines in November 2011 and would become eligible for international events in the 2012–13 season.[3][4] She placed 17th at the 2013 Four Continents Championships, which took place in February in Osaka, Japan. In August 2013, she won bronze at the Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy. She finished 15th at the 2015 Four Continents Championships in Seoul, South Korea.

Pornography[edit]

Since 2019, Bulanhagui works as a pornographic actress under the stage name Jada Kai.[5][6]

Personal life[edit]

Bulanhagui's parents are both from the Philippines.[7] She speaks and understands some Tagalog although she is not fluent.[4][1] She received her Philippine passport in October 2011.[4]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2013–2015
[8]
2012–2013
[9]
  • Egyptian Disco
2010–2011
[10]
  • Tango
2009–2010
[11]
2008–2009
[11]
2007–2008
[12]
2006–2007
[13]

Competitive highlights[edit]

For the Philippines[edit]

International[14]
Event 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15
Four Continents 17th 15th
Asian Trophy 3rd
U.S. Classic 7th
National
Philippine Champ. 1st 1st

For the United States[edit]

International[14]
Event 02–03 03–04 04–05 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09 09–10 10–11
Nebelhorn Trophy 3rd
International: Junior[14]
JGP Final 4th
JGP Belarus 9th
JGP Bulgaria 5th
JGP Czech Rep. 4th
JGP Italy 1st
JGP Romania 2nd
Gardena Trophy 1st
NACS 2nd
National[15]
U.S. Champ. 8th N 3rd J 12th 8th 12th 10th
Eastern Sectionals 4th N 2nd J 2nd 6th 2nd 2nd
South Atlantic Reg. 9th N 10th N 4th N 1st J 1st
Levels: N = Novice; J = Junior; JGP = Junior Grand Prix

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brannen, Sarah S.; Meekins, Drew (August 25, 2011). "The Inside Edge: Bradley takes mound for Royals". Icenetwork.com. Archived from the original on September 25, 2012.
  2. ^ Belluck, Pam (June 22, 2009). "Science Takes to the Ice". The New York Times.
  3. ^ "Melissa Bulanhagui to represent Philippines". Figure Skaters Online. September 14, 2011. Retrieved September 15, 2011.
  4. ^ a b c Blanchard, Jamie (October 18, 2011). "Bulanhagui: It is my chance to compete for my parents". Figure Skaters Online. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
  5. ^ "Former US International Ice Skater Bulanhagui turns to porn". The Jerusalem Post | JPost.com.
  6. ^ "Jada Kai's amazing rise to fame – from champion figure skater to famous porn star". TodayHeadline. June 14, 2020.
  7. ^ Yu, Sylvia (January 8, 2005). "Spotlight on Melissa Bulanhagui - Interview". Unseen Skaters. Archived from the original on June 19, 2008.
  8. ^ "Melissa BULANHAGUI: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 22, 2015.
  9. ^ "Melissa BULANHAGUI: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 25, 2013. Retrieved February 5, 2014.
  10. ^ "Melissa BULANHAGUI: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 26, 2012.
  11. ^ a b "Program information". figureskatersonline.com/melissabulanhagui. Archived from the original on March 15, 2016.
  12. ^ "Melissa BULANHAGUI: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 17, 2008.
  13. ^ "Melissa BULANHAGUI: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 2, 2007.
  14. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Melissa BULANHAGUI". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on November 20, 2019.
  15. ^ "Melissa Bulanhagui". U.S. Figure Skating. Archived from the original on August 9, 2010.
    "Earlier versions". Archived from the original on June 15, 2008.

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