Khushi Jain is a former athlete who went on to become a state and national level(2015), gold medalist, in swimming. She has overcome bulimia, anorexia nervosa, body dysmorphia, orthorexia, etc. She accepted and fought through years of eating disorders. As of today, she runs an NGO, defeating disorders to inspire hundreds of women who trudge the same path, trying to fit in the unrealistic beauty standards.
Women Fitness president, Ms. Namita Nayyar caught up with Ms.Khushi Jain for an interview session to learn more about her Journey, present lifestyle, and the NGO, defeating disorders.
Ms. Namita Nayyar:
“I won my first national-level silver medal in 2015, my first gold in 2016, and another few medals in 2017 at the School Games Federation (SGFI) national swimming event.” You are a national gold medal-winning swimmer, former model, and student at NYU, USA. Throw some light on how you went on to become a national-level swimmer and your work as the model.
Ms. Khushi Jain:
I started swimming at the age of 11, it was something that just had to happen because I loved the water so much that I would even as a child go into the pool 3 times a day, sometimes with friends sometimes, and sometimes all by myself!
I obviously loved to be in the water so my parents took me to a swimming tournament by chance. Without any training, I was one of the fastest swimmers in the district in my category and then I went on to win the gold medal at that district competition. I was selected to represent Gurgaon at the state-level championships.
Even though at the state level I didn’t win the gold medal, I came third and just missed the qualification for nationals.
That’s what sowed the seed of me wanting to compete and as they say, the rest is history!
I swam until 2020. Since I am quite tall (5’10”) I was often told that I should try modeling and so when I stop swimming I decided to click some Polaroids and send them to a couple of agencies. I got scouted and signed a contract with one of the leading agencies in New Delhi.