Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Korean fitness model Miss Jun Minji

The New Paper, Monday, March 20, 2017, Page 17, Lifestyle
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Source Website: http://www.tnp.sg/lifestyle/health/korean-fitness-model-weighed-58kg-13-no-one-dared-bully-me
By Elaine Lee, The New Paper, 20 March 2017, 06:00 am [1]


Miss Jun Minji has maintained her figure since she decided to change her lifestyle.
PHOTO: Miss Jun Minji has maintained her figure since she decided to change her lifestyle.
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As an overweight child, the irony that her mother was a model wasn't lost on Miss Jun Minji.

But the 26-year-old South Korean has blossomed into a beauty and is also a personal trainer, fitness model and World Beauty Fitness and Fashion (WBFF) Asia Pro Card holder.

Set to take centre stage in Singapore for the first time on April 30 at Marina Bay Sands, WBFF Asia 2017 is a fitness modelling competition that rewards winners with exclusive modelling contracts, cash prizes worth US$3,000 (S$4,200) and coveted certificates called Pro Cards that show participants' entries into the WBFF world.



The 26-year-old South Korean has blossomed into a beauty and is also a personal trainer, fitness model and World Beauty Fitness and Fashion (WBFF) Asia Pro Card holder.
PHOTO: The 26-year-old South Korean has blossomed into a beauty and is also a personal trainer, fitness model and World Beauty Fitness and Fashion (WBFF) Asia Pro Card holder.
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The WBFF is a diverse global lifestyle platform servicing the fitness, beauty, fashion, competitive sport, health and wellness industries.

Over 100 people have signed up for WBFF Asia 2017, which features categories like Male Muscle Model and Diva Bikini Model.

The WBFF Asia held in Korea last year marked Miss Jun's professional debut. She clinched first place in the Commercial Model category and second place in the Diva Bikini Model category.

She also took part in the WBFF Worlds (Canada) and was among the top 10 finalists.



The WBFF Asia held in Korea last year marked Miss Jun's professional debut.
PHOTO: The WBFF Asia held in Korea last year marked Miss Jun's professional debut. She clinched first place in the Commercial Model category and second place in the Diva Bikini Model category. She also took part in the WBFF Worlds (Canada) and was among the top 10 finalists.
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Miss Jun was in town last week with fellow WBFF Asia ambassadors Ahn Jaesung and Kim Jiyeon to promote the event and lead a mass workout and posing workshop at The Arena SG.

Miss Jun - who weighed 58kg when she was 13 years old - told The New Paper: "No one dared to bully me because I was the biggest in class.

"I used to eat non-stop and would eat any food that was placed in front of me. I could even finish one pizza on my own."



Miss Jun was in town last week with fellow WBFF Asia ambassadors Ahn Jaesung and Kim Jiyeon to promote the event and lead a mass workout and posing workshop at The Arena SG.
PHOTO: Miss Jun was in town last week with fellow WBFF Asia ambassadors Ahn Jaesung and Kim Jiyeon to promote the event and lead a mass workout and posing workshop at The Arena SG.
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Currently single, she said that when she was 17, she wanted to be as beautiful as her mother.

Miss Jun said: "I decided to change and adjusted my eating habits.

"I made it a point not to open the fridge myself for three years and there was once when I even went two days without food."

Her efforts paid off and she slimmed down from 58kg to 45kg. She is now 1.63m tall and weighs 53kg.

Miss Jun was studying arts and design in university but her passion for fitness consumed her and she decided to switch her major to fitness education.



Miss Jun Minji has maintained her figure since she decided to change her lifestyle.
PHOTO: Miss Jun Minji has maintained her figure since she decided to change her lifestyle.
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"At first, my parents did not approve... but after seeing my desire and effort to become a fitness model, they are now very supportive of the career path I chose," she said.

"Since the day I decided to change my lifestyle, I have maintained (my figure). After I started exercising, my metabolism changed and even if I ate a lot, I did not grow fat."



Since the day Miss Jun Minji decided to change her lifestyle, she have maintained (hery figure).
PHOTO: Since the day Miss Jun Minji decided to change her lifestyle, she have maintained (hery figure). After she started exercising, her metabolism changed and even if she ate a lot, she did not grow fat.
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But Miss Jun rates her fitness level a six out of 10.

"I compare myself to people in the fashion industry and am constantly training (to build up) my abs and glutes."



Miss Jun rates her fitness level a six out of 10. She is constantly training (to build up) her abs and glutes.
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Her fitness regimen sees her working out six days a week, with two hours of weight training and 40 minutes of cardio training.

And as she wants to put on more muscle, she eats four small meals a day, consisting of rice, roast chicken, beef, oatmeal and sweet potatoes.



Miss Jun Minji fitness regimen sees her working out six days a week, with two hours of weight training and 40 minutes of cardio training.
PHOTO: Miss Jun Minji fitness regimen sees her working out six days a week, with two hours of weight training and 40 minutes of cardio training.
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She hopes to some day launch her own fitness apparel line in Asia, one that is inspired by American lingerie brand Victoria's Secret.

She said: "(WBFF Asia) is similar to the Victoria Secret's Fashion Show and it's also trendy. It's like a fantasy for women to participate in a competition like this."



Miss Jun Minji hopes to some day launch her own fitness apparel line in Asia, one that is inspired by American lingerie brand Victoria's Secret.
PHOTO: Miss Jun Minji hopes to some day launch her own fitness apparel line in Asia, one that is inspired by American lingerie brand Victoria's Secret.
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(WBFF Asia) is similar to the Victoria Secret's Fashion Show and it's also trendy.
PHOTO: Miss Jun Minji said: "(WBFF Asia) is similar to the Victoria Secret's Fashion Show and it's also trendy. It's like a fantasy for women to participate in a competition like this."
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Miss Jun was studying arts and design in university but her passion for fitness consumed her and she decided to switch her major to fitness education. PHOTO: Miss Jun was studying arts and design in university but her passion for fitness consumed her and she decided to switch her major to fitness education.
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By Elaine Lee, The New Paper, 20 March 2017, 06:00 am



Reference
[1] Elaine Lee, The New Paper, Korean fitness model weighed 58kg at 13: 'No one dared to bully me', posted on 20 March 2017  http://www.tnp.sg/lifestyle/health/korean-fitness-model-weighed-58kg-13-no-one-dared-bully-me