August 9, 2021(NYC)– Bleav in Jessica Fabus Cheng. Jessica Fabus Cheng was listed as one of Taekwondo Life Magazine’s “10 Women to Watch“. This distinction was for a reason; she is a mover and shaker and has just been named 2021 Mrs. New York America. In November, 2021 she will compete for the title of Mrs. America.
Jessica is a health care worker, a spokesperson for Duchenne muscular dystrophy advocacy, and a serious Taekwondo Black Belt competitor. She has been actively involved in the expansion of the Sports Poomsae movement in the United States and competed as a National Team member. She has been balancing all of these commitments in the midst of becoming a new Mom.
She talks to Marc Zirogiannis, in this episode, about her entrance into the Taekwondo world, her love of Poomsae, and pageantry, and her passion for muscular dystrophy advocacy.
-Started Taekwondo as an adult and fell in love with the powerful graceof poomsae.
-U.S. Open 2x Bronze medalist.
-2017 National Champion and Team Trials winner (with Jessica Mari Ayres and Ly Ngo) in Team Poomsae.
-Made the U.S. National Poomsae Team.
“In 2014 I watched Nia Sanchez give her final answer onstage at the Miss USA pageant. In it she mentioned how important it was to have confidence as a woman, with the importance of this taught to her early on in her Black belt training; I decided then and there that I wanted to represent this in pageantry, and to empower as many women as possible in the process. Today, I partner with organizations that uplift and encourage women to live their best lives as well as working daily with my own confidence-building program Everyday Empowerment for the Modern Woman, which is an effort to make an empowering lifestyle accessible to all. I credit Taekwondo for giving me the confidence I need to serve others in a powerful way.”
*This episode is presented by Bet Online
Mrs. New York America official website: http://mrsnyamerica.com/
Jessica Fabus Cheng personal links: www.jessicafabuscheng.com
Duchenne muscular dystrophy advocacy page: https://www.parentprojectmd.org/