“Jenna’s Korean name, Min Jee means strong willed—and she has always lived up to her name! When she wants something, you better step aside because she will knock you over. You can’t just argue with her. When she was around two years old, Jenna hated to go to sleep and always gave us a hard time. One night, she kept refusing, saying she wasn’t tired and didn’t need to get into bed. As much as I pleaded with her to lie down, she refused. So I left her in our room. When I came back several minutes later, I found Jenna fast asleep standing up with just her head on the edge of the bed. I guess she won.” — BRAD USHKOWITZ, Choosing Glee.
“My parents adopted me from Seoul, South Korea, when I was three months old. My mother says the first time she saw me in JFK Airport, I was napping peacefully after my twenty-four-hour journey to America. She took me in her arms, I opened my eyes, and I grinned from ear to ear.” — JENNA USHKOWITZ, Choosing Glee.