Joi Niemeyer
Born January 7, 1990
Hometown Seattle, Washington
Show History
Season The Real World: Portland
Episodes 3
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Joi Niemeyer is a roommate on The Real World: Portland. She is a former Playboy model who excelled in sports in high school due to her height. Her stay is cut short after she decides to leave the house early after not wanting to work. However, during the reunion, it was revealed it was because her boyfriend back home was in the hospital.


Standing at 5 foot 9, Joi claims she has always intimidated men who are not used to seeing a tall Asian woman. Her height helped her in high school, where she excelled in basketball, volleyball, and softball. Her tattoos and nipple piercings reflect on the outside Joi's edgy interior. While attending the University of Washington, Joi rebelled against her conservative Korean mother and white military father by posing nude in Playboy. Though both of her parents came around eventually, Joi still isn't entirely open with her mom about the details of her sex life, but has a newfound open and honest relationship with her father. She recently graduated with a degree in Communications. Joi dates all types of men, but has a strong preference for black athletes. Will something spark between Joi and housemate Marlon, who seems to fit her favorite type? Can she reconcile her rebellious nature with her desire to please her parents? 

After Real World

After her short stint in the Real World house, Joi returned home where she works at a bank. Despite never being in the house together, Joi has become close friends with Nia.

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