Those of you who know us know all about our shenanigans…BASE jumping, NASCAR racing, motorbike stunts, crashing cars, jumping school buses, flipping Barbie cars…and those of you that don't…get ready to! And now is the time for you to ask us almost anything. We're gonna be hanging out for at least an hour, more if we can! That was crazy…you guys have a ton of questions! We unfortunately have to go for now…if we can arrange time to come back and answer a few more, we will! I just got a little mind-blow realizing the vehicle actually exists in real life and is drivable.
And ... action! Jolene Van Vugt lands in Hollywood
The year-old Maryland native has tried a multitude of sports over the course of his career, perfecting tricks that have never been seen, all while continuing to take it one step further. For almost a decade, Pastrana has been the ringleader of Nitro Circus , a high-flying, death-defying group of professional athletes that continues to redefine the landscape of extreme sports. With a television series, a feature film and a number of world records under their belt, the Nitro Circus crew has set out once again on a North American tour and will make 24 stops this fall. We got the chance to catch up with high-energy host before the Philadelphia stop at the Wells Fargo Center, to chat about the tour, how it all started and what it takes to become part of the Nitro Circus family.
Born in London, Ontario , Canada to Dutch immigrant parents Bill and Tina Van Vugt, youngest to sister Michelle and brother Billy, Van Vugt grew up heavily influenced by her father Bill, a young at heart avid motocross racer, while her mother wanted her to become a figure skater or a ballerina. At the age of 14 Van Vugt was given the ultimatum to either practice, race and take motocross seriously or give it up for good. In September , Van Vugt was seriously injured when attempting to do a ramp jump using a slingshot a device used to propel bikes to high speeds in a short distance.