There are certain things that simply break my heart. Injustice, unfairness, cruelty, malice, hatred and unnecessary tragedies, crush me. Such a acts are mind boggling, as the magic of life comes from working together, as a family, as a team, as a community.
Though this moment looks like a tragic defeat, it actually marks an emotional victory. • Seconds before this moment, the contestant had just taken the deal. When asked which case she would’ve opened next, she pointed to me and said “Sweet 16!!” I was shaking and could barely breathe. I was still terrified even though she had just taken the Deal (meaning she was in the clear; her winnings were secured). Howie cued me to open my case and when I looked inside and saw that I held The Million $ (meaning she lost the million and her deal would have dropped drastically), my knees crippled out of sheer relief and joy that she had taken the deal and that I hadn’t been the bearer of dream smashing news. • I had no idea I was going to become so connected to each contestant; rooting for their dreams and sharing their excitement and nervousness. I wanted each and every one of our contestants to win, because we have truly wonderful souls on our amazing show. 🤩🙌🏼 • In a world filled with far too much hatred and anger, I can only hope that we ALL can work together, to build a better future, full of tears of joy and gratitude vs tears of pain and sorrow. Love Always, JLee aka Your #SWEET16 🖤🤟🏼
Jessica Lee is a Los Angeles-based model/actress, host, LA social scene guide, influencer, motivational speaker, and active volunteer. Her recent work includes being featured in a global ad campaign for United Airlines, model #16 on Deal or No Deal hosted by Howie Mandel, and guest appearances on General Hospital. In her role as “Sweet 16” on Deal or No Deal, J Lee emerged as one of the stars of the show given her charisma, empathy, and unique ability to connect with the contestants and the audience.
J Lee was born in Seoul, Korea and raised in Colorado before moving to Los Angeles. She has a very diverse set of talents and interests including behavioral and neuroscience, avid reading, yoga, health & fitness, fashion, dance, art, music and sign language. She has a passion for working with and inspiring kids and is the co-chair of a non-profit literacy program that serves low income and high needs elementary schools.
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