“Nitro Girl” a name that speaks for itself, she became the first woman to complete a full sized dirt bike back flip revolutionized the mindset that stunt is for men only. Jolene Van Vugt is Motocross National Champion and holds multiple Guinness World Records to her name. Nitro Girl always wanted to become stuntwoman after getting inspired by his father and brother in the same field.
Career as Nitro Girl:
Jolene Van Vugt, 36 popularly known as the Nitro Girl, received an ultimatum to practice and race or give it up at the age of 14. The person that she is, giving up was never an option, and she decided to notch up her dedication. After winning multiple Ontario Provincial Championships, she became a part Nitro Circus from 2006 and rest is history.
By 2008, she recorded her name in the book of Guinness World record as she became the first woman to complete a back flip a dirt bike. She also holds the record for the longest female back flip. Her never settling mode and dream more attitudes helped her to complete a back flip a full-sized dirt bike ramp to ramp; she became the first woman to do so in 2010.
Life Threatening Injury can’t Stop Her!!!
Back in September 2015, Nitro Girl became the victim of a horrible accident which is common in her choice of sport. She had a severely injured face, nose, eye socket, right arm, and forehead while attempting to do a ramp jump using a slingshot.
She underwent multiple reconstructive surgeries to be able to bring her sight in working order. In October 2015, she made an appearance on stage with a patch in her eye and her arm in a sling to respect the love and support of her fans. She also revealed on the same show that she doesn’t want to do anything else and will make a back sooner or later
On 16th October 2015, she underwent reconstructive surgery to repair her damaged skull and sight and appealed for love and support.
After the extended recovery period, she now plies her trade as a stuntwoman in Hollywood and admits that she sees a different face indicating towards her horrible injury.
How much is Jolene’s Net Worth?
The stuntwoman is a kind of person who stepped on Earth to revolutionize the way of thinking and performing. She started her motocross career back in 2003 and is still going strong. The Canadian rider has a decent net worth of $2 million dollars.
How is Stuntwoman’s Married Life?
One of the most accomplished female-athlete is doing wonders in her personal life too. After years of dating the stuntwoman, she finally decided to open a new chapter to her life.
Jolene is married to her then boyfriend-Steve Mccann who is X Games Gold Medalist after years of dating. The couple shares a strong bond with each other, and it comes as no surprise as both belong to stunt genre.
The duo is often seen holidaying and having epic moments with each other. On 6th November 2014, she shared a photo jet skiing on the pond with her husband, Steve.
Her husband is also not much behind in showing his love for her lady. The gold medalist who is himself one of the stars of X Games posts dedicated towards her love and also posted an adorable message on her birthday.
Jolene’s Short Bio:
Nitro Girl was born with the full name Jolene Joanna Van Vugt de Gomez on 17th September 1980 in London, Ontario, Canada. The motocross legend was born to Dutch parents Bill and Tina Van Vugt. She was born as the youngest member of the family which included her elder sister Michelle and brother Billy. Jolene possesses a lean body and a tall height of 5 feet and 9 inches. The Canadian belongs to white ethnicity.