Melo Imai gave up boarding after the 2006 Turin Games under intense scrutiny from the media and took to earning money as a hostess in a bar, as well as becoming a porn star in soft-core films.

Imai, a national hero at the time, competed for Japan as an 18-year-old in Italy but failed to win a medal in the halfpipe event.

“After the Olympics, I was making as much as a company president, and sometimes I’d go party at a host club and drop $9,000 in a single night,” Imai said of the career change.

Who needs a gold medal when you can be an Asian bimbo?