Shillong (Meghalaya) :There are a few women from India’s North East who dared to break away from the societal norms and stereotypes. They have displayed unbelievable courage and a will to move forward in a society that is changing rapidly. While most of us dream of becoming an engineer or a doctor, you will hardly hear anyone say, ‘I want to be a bouncer or a body builder’.
Jessica Bamon was different.
She always wanted to do something new and her first assingment was as a Bouncer at a night club in downtown Shillong . Those days ‘ Night End’ bar was known for the rowdy crowds and was frequented by both boys and girls who invaribabily ended up in fights. Within few months of her joining things started changing. She could bring a sense of discipline among the youngsters .
Hearing about her capacity , she was offered a job as a Bouncer in Cloud Nine , one of the most happening places in the region . She says, ‘ to control the crowd you need tremendous patience and a balanced mind and then your job is easy ,but there are times when I have to flex my muscles to bring things under control, she adds.
A native of Malki in Shillong Jessica completed her education from the Pine City and took up two jobs at at a time to meet her expenses to cherish her dream of becoming a Lady Body builder. She has been very active in sporting activities since childhood . She can play cricket , football and basketball. You just name it , she is proficent is almost all types sports .
But, she has a story. Jessica was tired when she started getting overweight in her teens and that’s when she decided to join a gym and engage herself in weight-lifting. She has now gone on to participate in three bodybuilding competitions and that too with her extra earnings from the two jobs. In 2016 , she participated Miss Fitness Contest and was awarded for her determination and zeal . The following year she got the 2nd prize in Miss Fitness contest held in Guwahati and just a few months back she bagged the Ironman , Miss Fitness contest title .
Jessica says that from chilhood she had a desire to do something new in life and bring pride to her homestate , Meghalaya. ” In the world today there are three categories of body building among women –, Bikini line , Body line and Miss Physique . I have opted for Bikini Line , ” she says .
” Now i feel fit and my abs are literally visible and the best part is that all types of clothes fit me which has given me a new found confidence ” , she adds.
Undoubtedly, the transition from an overweight body to India’s first lady bouncer and a competitive bodybuilder is highly inspiring.