In today’s episode, I interview Adele Jackson Gibson. Adele is a Crossfitter , sports model, and editor for The Players Tribune (one of my favorite athlete sources because it provides stories that come directly from the athletes, told by the athletes, as opposed to the media skewing their stories).
Adele played goalkeeper at Yale University. She then attended New York University and earned a masters degree in journalism. After college, Adele discovered crossfit and fell in love with how it allowed her to test her limits and give purpose to her workouts. As you’ll hear, Adele is not afraid to be herself and is constantly pushing her boundaries.
In our conversation Adele talks about:
-why she shaved her hair off and moved to Japan
-how Crossfit gave her confidence to embrace her muscular, sprinter-type body
-her experience entering a Miss America beauty pageant and how she was treated different based on her physical appearance
-why she believes that it’s a misconception that you need to work hard
-how modeling influences her confidence
-why she believes no one should have to worry about money EVER
-the book that changed her entire perspective on life
Enjoy my conversation with the insightful, growth-seeking Adele Jackson Gibson
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:55 Who is Adele Jackson?
3:00 Adele’s crossfit onsies
4:33 How did Adele move into the world of crossfit?
7:05 What sports did she play in her younger years?
9:46 Yale soccer and track workouts and lifting
12:58 What scared her initially about weight lifting?
13:45 Adele’s Japan experience
19:55 The Moth
21:11 How did her perception of her body change while living in Japan?
24:38 Why did Adele enter a beauty pageant?
30:12 Adele explains the pageant process
33:30 Pageant charity platforms
35:50 Was preparing for the pageant similar to preparing for a sporting event?
38:00 How was Adele’s physique accepted in the pageant?
43:05 Did her perception of beauty pageants change after her experience?
45:30 How did Adele get into sports modeling?
46:33 How is her confidence now that she is in the sports modeling industry?
48:32 The Players Tribune
50:25 Who does Adele want to interview?
53:35 What does Adele think needs to be addressed in women’s sports?
55:50 Adele’s am routine
56:15 Adele’s meditation experience
56:36 What is the biggest misconception people have about Adele?
57:02 What is the worst advice that she has ever been given?
1:00:36 What is one belief that others think is crazy?
1:04:03 What is her favorite book she has ever read? Law of attractions
1:06:55 What single tip does Adele give for female athletes?
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