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International Pageant

July 26th and 27th


The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Married Women®

Mrs. New Jersey International®

Jessica Fabus-Cheng

People's Choice Award

1.Tell us why anyone would want come to your hometown?
One thing I love telling people who visit New Jersey is that you don’t have to pump your own gas, ever! And I can do you one better: because gas stations are full-service, this is perfect for people who are wheelchair users. You never have to leave your car. After we fill up the tank, I can give you the grand tour of some of my favorite NJ spots - hint: diners are involved!

2.What are the (2) most important things in your closet and why?
Bolts of fabric and my sewing machines! I have a passion for fashion and DIY projects, and I love reconstructing and enhancing former outfits into something new! I love being creative and filling my closet with things that bring me joy and were produced out of creativity. But my Mrs. New Jersey International crown and banner rank a close second…I may have to reconsider my favorites if I become Mrs. International!

3.What do you love to cook and why?
Whipping up quick and healthy(ish) meals in record time means winning, since I’m much more skilled at sewing than cooking. That is the province of my husband, who I believe missed his calling as a chef. Our current fave is a viral feta and tomato dish: add whole cherry tomatoes, a whole block of feta, turn your oven to 375 degrees for 45 minutes and voilá: You have a truly delicious and quick dish!

4.If you had an extra hour each day, what would you do?
I really value balance and personal reflection, which is something I’ve incorporated into my life since entering the healthcare education field almost 10 years ago. It’s not only important to carve out time to do the things you love, but to reflect on your words and actions to see if they’re aligned with your faith and your goals. An extra hour would be priceless to reset, recalibrate and recharge!

5.Describe the dirtiest job you have ever had to do?
The first time I advocated in Washington, DC, I went with my friend Christine and her son Jon, a wheelchair user. The Hart Senate building was under construction, with no available accessible entrances, except for the trash collection loading dock. My unexpected job that day became helping Jon get onto the loading dock, next to the putrid trash. But foul odors were not going to stop us from advocating for disability awareness, funding and legislation.

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