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Marian Lee is a travel writer, TV presenter, actress and stunt performer. She is the creator of the travel blog, "Jet Set Go", a collection of inspirational fear-conquering travel adventures and practical guides. In recent months, Marian has hosted several travel shows, including "Voices of America" Season 2 for PBS Korea, "The Lion's Den" on UFC, “Secret Food Tours” in Rio de Janeiro and Chicago, and continues to promote new regions and new voices from all destinations, celebrating cultural beauty and diversity from unique perspectives. Her work has also been featured on NBC, Fox, Korea Daily, ABC, and Condé Nast Traveler.
Former figure skater turned martial artist, Marian Lee, has embarked on many exciting adventures while training and competing in various disciplines including Capoeira, Muay Thai, Taekwondo, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Combining this with her passion for travel, a love for people, and a deep curiosity for discovering uncharted paths, she created the action-packed travel blog, "Jet Set Go" which shares practical tips on travel and inspirational advice on how to conquer our greatest fears, mostly through her love and journey with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Marian has recently hosted Season 2 of "Voices of America" for PBS Korea, where she featured unique destinations in America, and was proud to have had the opportunity to host a travel show about her homeland to her motherland.
Marian's passion for martial arts has compelled her to pursue roles in film and television, where her skills are utilized as a stunt performer, dancer and actress. She has trained at the L.A. Stunts and Training Center with Michael R. Long and Shelby Swatek and theatre at Second City Chicago. Recently, she has worked as the lead on set of Translating Livia Ming, Barrier, Kevin's Heart, and will also be starring in the upcoming films Dragon City, and Iron Knight Chronicles. She was featured as a dancer for USC's production of Dancing in the Closet. In addition, she has recently appeared in various commercials for Dell, Hertz, Comcast Business, Travelon, and Marriott.
Developing her skills as a creative producer, Marian founded Jet Set Go Productions, a creative marketing agency that specializes in travel content production, brand development, and sports management. With clients based in Europe, Asia, United States, and Latin America, Jet Set Go Productions has become exceptional at building strategic partnerships on a global scale and delivering world class PR campaigns through visual storytelling.
In addition, Destination Photowalk and Jet Set Roll are owned and managed by Jet Set Go Productions.
ABOUT MARIAN LEE
Chicago native Marian Lee is an award-winning travel show presenter, writer/blogger, actress, stuntwoman, and filmmaker. After working several years in insurance, she found her passion in storytelling through visual media which began in 2009 with her role as a news reporter for the Asian American Network on KBC. In 2012, she became the Executive Director of Kollaboration Chicago, where she oversaw production of live concerts empowering the young artists community. Taking her talents to the next level, in 2014, while training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, she started producing documentaries about her teammates in the MMA community, which was picked up by the UFC. While traveling around the world to compete and train in martial arts, she created a travel blog, "Jet Set Go", which was featured in S Moda Spain and Condé Nast Magazine in 2015. Marian has been studying Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under the tutelage of Master Carlson Gracie Jr. and represents the Carlson Gracie Women's team in worldwide competitions. In 2018, she placed Silver at the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation's Pan American Championship. In 2019, she starred as a guest host for the winter activities episodes of "Voices of America" Season 2 for PBS Korea. She has also recently appeared in commercials for Travelon, Dell, Comcast, and Hertz.
Marian has studied International Economics from the University of Washington, architecture from L'Institut Catholique de Paris, and developed her acting skills at Second City in Chicago and trained professional stunts at the prestigious L.A. Stunts and Training Center with Michael R. Long and Shelby Swatek.
"Marian reaches audiences in a wide spectrum ranging across the corporate and entrepreneurial sectors as well as in entertainment and sports. With her humor and compassion, she has been able to connect with the right people and has become a positive catalyst that is watched and emulated as a model of success." - Ji Yong Lee
BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU ACHIEVEMENTS
Marian is a student of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu master, Carlson Gracie Jr. After joining the Carlson Gracie competition team in 2015, Marian has been one of the top female competitors, bringing home the gold at the IBJJF Chicago Championship and silver at the IBJJF Pan American Championship in 2018.
PAN AMERICAN GI FEATHER WEIGHT BRONZE MEDALIST 2020
CHICAGO SPRING OPEN GI ABSOLUTE SILVER MEDALIST 2019
CHICAGO SPRING OPEN GI FEATHER WEIGHT SILVER MEDALIST 2019
ATLANTA SPRING OPEN GI ABSOLUTE SILVER MEDALIST 2019
ATLANTA SPRING OPEN GI FEATHER WEIGHT BRONZE MEDALIST 2019
ATLANTA SUMMER OPEN GI FEATHER WEIGHT SILVER MEDALIST 2018
CHICAGO SUMMER OPEN GI FEATHER WEIGHT CHAMPION 2018
ATLANTA SPRING OPEN GI FEATHER WEIGHT BRONZE MEDALIST 2018
GRAPPLING INDUSTRIES GI FEATHER WEIGHT CHAMPION 2018
IBJJF RANKED TOP 10 IN MASTER NOVICE DIVISION 2018
CHICAGO WINTER OPEN GI LIGHT FEATHER WEIGHT BRONZE MEDALIST 2018
PAN AMERICAN GI LIGHT FEATHER WEIGHT SILVER MEDALIST 2018
GRAPPLING INDUSTRIES GI BRONZE MEDALIST 2016
COMBAT CORNER GI SILVER MEDALIST 2016
COMBAT CORNER NO GI BRONZE MEDALIST 2016
NEW BREED NO GI SILVER MEDALIST 2016
Once a day, every day.
The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.
The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they are obvious.
A man who wants to lead an orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
Carve your name on hearts and not on marble.
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.
Happiness keeps you sweet, trials keep you strong, sorrow keeps you human, failures keep you humble, success keeps you glowing, but only God keeps you going!
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.