• Melissa was born on 22 January 1994 in the US, of part-Portuguese descent, and is a Twitch streamer and YouTube personality.
• She has a net worth of over $1 million earned through her online career.
• She grew up playing video games, and started streaming on Twitch, gaining her popularity.
• She streams a variety of games from popular franchises and also streams major video game conferences.
• She is active on social media with over 20,000 followers on Twitter, and over 32,000 followers on Instagram.
Who is Melipastel?
Melissa was born on 22 January 1994, in the United States of America but of part-Portuguese descent, and is a Twitch streamer as well as a YouTube personality, best known for establishing herself as a gamer, streaming numerous popular video games. Some of the games she’s played include “Resident Evil” and “The Legend of Zelda”.
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Place one fluffy blanket on me or blast a heater and I’m ready to sleep ?.. I’ve basically been way too comfy lately and chilling since turkey day lmao did any of you guys have a bunch of food yesterday?! I even got a bunch of Christmas shopping done! Only have a very short list of people left now. Really have been holding back from playing my switch yesterday and today. Going to do a short evening stream mostly because I missed em, live now! ❤️ Twitch.tv/Melipastel
The Net Worth of Melipastel
How rich is Melipastel? As of mid-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through a successful career online. Her fame has led her to numerous activities, including collaborative work and sponsorships. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Gaming Beginnings
Very little is known about Melipastel apart from her online career. She has not shared a lot of details regarding her family, childhood and education. She grew up playing video games, and it has been a strong interest of hers though she never really thought of pursuing it as a career. Unlike most of her peers, she played a lot of video games from popular franchises, and didn’t shy away from playing various genres, which would contribute to her popularity later on.
When she discovered the website Twitch, she decided that it would be a good avenue to try and build a career upon doing one of the things that she loves, which is gaming, so she established her own account and started streaming. Twitch is a spin-off from the live streaming platform Justin.tv, and was intended to focus on video gaming, though has recently included other types of streams. Users can stream themselves to a live audience .and gain donations if the users want to donate to support their content. It has become one of the most popular online streaming platforms in recent years, and has become the go-to website for eSports competitions streaming.
Melipastel marketed herself as a variety gamer, touching every genre on both the personal computer (PC) or PlayStation 4 (PS4). She’s played a variety of games including the popular “Final Fantasy” franchise – the Japanese series of video games began in 1987, and has had 15 numbered entries released since then. Each game is a stand-alone story with different settings, plots, and characters, which are usually a group of heroes going on an adventure to defeat a great evil, while also tackling each of their relationships and personal struggles. The video game series has been critically and commercially successful, making it one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time.
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She also started streaming in line with various popular gaming events, which allowed her to communicate directly and interact with her followers. She often streams her reactions on major video game conferences such as those broadcast during “E3”. Also known as the Electronic Entertainment Expo, E3 is a premiere event for the video game industry, which is used by many developers and publishers to advertise upcoming games. There is usually an exhibition floor for each major developer and publisher, plus a press conference to announce new games and products.
YouTube and Recent Endeavors
Aside from streaming, Melipastel decided that it would be best to expand her reach, and created her own YouTube channel similar to many popular streamers. YouTube is a video sharing website and one of the largest sources of video content on the internet. Numerous videos can be seen there including live streams, trailers, video blogs (vlogs), short films, music videos, and many more. With the creation of her own channel, she could earn alternative income through the Google AdSense program.
She began by streaming on the website by posting a walkthrough of the video game “LA Noire”. It is an action adventure game set in 1947, and follows a Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer who solves a range of cases across five divisions. Players can investigate, interrogate, follow up leads, and their actions can produce varied levels of impact for each case. She then posted a few stream highlights on her account, but has since decided to move away from the channel as it has not become as lucrative for her as she envisioned.
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, not much is known in terms of Melipastel’s romantic relationships. She has managed to keep that aspect of her life away from the public, and has not posted anything that could indicate that she is currently in any sort of relationship. She mentions in her online profile that she is of Portuguese descent, and stands at five feet tall, also that she enjoys eating and drinking during streams.
Similar to numerous Twitch streamers, she is highly active online through accounts on social media. She has an Instagram account which has over 32,000 followers and provides a bit of an insight into her life when she is not streaming. She posts a lot of personal photos, including those that showcase her studio and some of her pop culture collections. She owns a pet dog and spends a lot of her free time working on her fitness, improving her physique. She also has a Twitter account with over 20,000 followers, posting updates including promotions of her stream, and the events she visits, plus a lot of personal photos. However she doesn’t update her social media accounts often, as she spends most of her time streaming.