The Angeles MLB player has a charismatic personality and astounding soft features, including the transformation of sparkling Shohei Ohtani teeth.
Shohei Ohtani was born and raised in Japan and attended a local Hanamaki Higashi High School.
During high school, the 2016 Japan Series champion, he was a swimmer and played baseball too.
When Shohei planned to move to MLB, he got multiple offers from sever MLB teams Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Later, the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters drafted him in the 2012 NPB Draft.
As a right fielder, on March 29, 2013, Ohtani made his debut for Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters at age 18 in the Fighters’ season-opening game.
Ohtani played for the Japan National Baseball Team in the 2023 World Baseball Classic and won the tournament’s MVP award after batting .435 and pitching to a 1.86 ERA.
Teeth; Before & After
Shohei has perfectly white aligned teeth, but they weren’t always like this.
As the MLB player was born in Japan, and back then, his teeth, as well as his physical appearance, weren’t this uptight as it is now.
According to his old videos from his teen days, Shohei has some crooked teeth, so Shohei didn’t use to smile that widely a lot.
Shohei has maintained teeth, which may indicate that he must have had braces.
Shohei has undeniably exceptional athletic skills, which he must have acquired from his parents.
His father is the former star athlete Toru, a semi-professional baseball outfielder in the Japanese League.
Toru coached his son Shohei in the initial stage of his baseball career, and his mother was Kayoko, who also was an impressive athlete.
Kayoko was a national-level high school badminton player who played for non-professional clubs.
Shohei grew up with his two older siblings, brother Ryuta and sister Yuka.
His older brother Ryuta, a professional basketball player, competes in the Japanese Basketball League.
Likewise, his sister was involved in volleyball but did not pursue her career in sports.
The whole Ohtani family is inclined to the athletic lineage his last name holds.
A dating rumor sparked in 2018 with Kamalani Dung due to the photo she shared on Instagram.
The rumor resurfaced in 2021 when Kamalani Dung liked a tweet by the Angeles celebrating Ohtani’s ESPY wins for “Best MLB Player!”
Although Kamalani refuted it, and she is dating Hawaiian musician Dillon Pakele.
Essential Things Shohei Can’t Live Without
In the GQ interview, Shohei opened up about the 10 things the MLB player cannot live without.
These include his iPad, Pillow, ice machine, Baseball bat & glove, cleats, heart rate monitor, compression pants, and a sleep mask.
Every item in the list holds some utility purpose in his life and seems extremely important for his daily use.
Shohei shows how prepared he stays through his choice of things, illustrating his calm and composed personality.