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Hello and 大家好 to all the folks reading this page! My name is Jen Chan, 陈之珍,and I have deep roots in this beautiful Chinatown that go back generations. Through coming to this Chinatown, my family worked our way up from dry cleaners and restaurants to find our true American Dream. This community and my heritage both truly mean a lot to me, so I am incredibly excited to be part of Miss Chinese Chicago.

Now, a few fun facts about myself. I am…

  • A comedian who writes, acts, and performs in venues throughout Chicago.

  • A marathon enthusiast. Running my third marathon this November.

  • A (former) hardcore martial artist. I’ve done Tae Kwon Do, Japanese Ju Jitsu, Muay Thai, and pure MMA. My martial arts life has lead me to have some pretty crazy experiences (i.e. jumping on broken glass, mock knife attacks, etc).

  • An entrepreneur. Back in college I ran a not-for-profit consulting firm which provided services to small businesses. Now, as an Alumni Board member for the national organization, I mentor students and serve as a financial expert.

  • An Employed Graduate (Cheers for the money!). I graduated from The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelors and Masters in Accountancy. By day, I’m a Forensic Consultant for Ernst & Young where I work on catastrophic events cases such as white collar crime, a cyber-attack, etc. I’ll save those crazy stories for the sake of space.

Overall, I’m thrilled for this opportunity to show young girls that beauty is confidence in their unique selves. I am not a conventional “Insta Beauty Queen,” but I’m still here to fight for the W and make people smile.

Feel free to follow my Instagram for some corny jokes and bad puns (@jrosechan)