She is best known for the first woman to backflip a full-sized dirt bike and a holder of multiple Guinness World Records. A native of Ontario, Canada, Jolene Van Vugt is married to Jim De Champ, an American TV personality known for Nitro Circus.Jolene's husband Jim is an executive producer of Nitro Circus.Nitro Circus is an "action sports collective" led by Travis Pastrana traveling around the world riding dirtbikes, base jumping, and performing stunts.Very excited to do a lot more @polarisrzr @terracross_racing in 2016!!And as she looks in her bathroom mirror and washes away the gloss, she admits she doesn't know which Jolene the reflection will reveal."I see a different face now," she says, referring to the accident 17 months ago that changed her life. On a bad day, all I see is the scar." That's when she reminds herself she's thankful to be alive and where she is today.
Jolene was often spotted going out to the movie with Travis. In 2005, Jolene established herself as the first woman to backflip a full-sized dirt bike from a ramp to dirt. Good fun last night with this super rowdy bunch of humans @nitrorednekhubert @jim_dechamp @tim.gately @el_neeeenyo @giegsey @jasonmveilleux @motoduff @joechadslife #quadgods #nightrides A post shared by Jolene Van Vugt (@jolenevanvugt) on However, she won the CMRC Women's Canadian National Championship again in 2006.
#Squad Goals Lots of fun shredding the desert w/ my @Polaris RZR #RZRStar Car teammates @Tanner Foust & @jolenevanvugt63 this weekend.
#RZRLife pic.twitter.com/FVxg5bs Fwr — Jim Beaver (@Jim Beaver15) March 6, 2017 In September 2015, Van Vugt was seriously injured lacking reconstructive surgeries to her face and an extensive recovery period.
Over the past few months, Jolene Van Vugt, 36, has grown accustomed to looking not quite like herself.
A motocross champion and the first female member of Nitro Circus, she has launched a new career as a Hollywood stuntwoman.
She even set a female backflip distance record for 60 feet.