Jesse-Jane McParland shot to fame as a finalist in Britain’s Got Talent 2015. After narrowly
missing out on a place in the finals, JJ was brought back by the public vote.
The ten year old wowed judges and audiences alike with her thrilling
performances, which combine sword work with kickboxing, kung fu
and Tae Kwon Do. At her first performance on the show she received a
standing ovation from all four judges, with Simon Cowell joking that he
wanted the pint-sized phenomenon as his next bodyguard.
Jesse-Jane currently holds over 240 martial arts titles and is 14 times World Champion and 12 times European Champion. Other titles include 9 times Double WAKO World Champion, 6
times WKC World Champion, WKC Youngest Female World Champion,
3 times WOMMA World Champion.
She also appeared alongside Don ‘The Dragon’ Wilson, Cynthia Rothrock and
Jansen Panettiere as a specially trained Space Coast Dojo Student in
‘The Martial Arts Kid’ released in the US earlier this year and has just taken part in a campaign for UFC.
JJ’s motto is Not Every Girl Wants To Be A Princess….
|01/12/15||News Stalk||YouTube takes a look back at the year that was in 2015|
|19/11/15||Belfast Live||Co Armagh karate kid Jesse-Jane McParland wows millions on Ellen Degeneres Show|
|10/07/15||Radio Times||Jesse-Jane McParland and Boyband revealed as this year's BGT wildcards|
|10/07/15||Belfast Telegraph||Britain's Got Talent: Armagh's ninja princess Jesse Jane McParland|
|10/07/15||The Daily Mirror||Britain's Got Talent: Amazing sword-wielding kung fu girl aged 9 is already a HOLLYWOOD star|
|10/07/15||Irish Examiner||Irish karate princess Jesse-Jane to star alongside Zac Efron|
|10/07/15||Mail Online||The Karate Kid: Nine-year-old martial arts expert Jesse Jane McParland shows off her moves|