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Who Is American Medalist Sunisa Lee? Know About Her Net Worth & DWTS

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Sunisa Lee is the first Hmong-American who has represented the United States in the Olympics and won 3 medals. Throughout her career to date, she has won neuromas medals. She also participates in Dancing With The Stars on season 30, 2021.

Athlete Sunisa Lee’s initial plan was to attend Auburn University and have an everyday student life. After winning the Olympic all-around gymnastics title held in Tokyo. 

However, Sunisa Lee is currently busy with her online courses and training for hours each week for “Dancing With The Stars.” She is one of the star cast of season 30 of “Dancing With The Stars.”

Sunisa Lee guest appeared in “The Late Late Show with James Corden” last Tuesday. “Snowden” star Joseph Gordon-Levitt was a guest along with Sunisa Lee in the show. Where actor (a former gymnast) Joseph Gordon-Levitt left Sunisa Lee shocked with a surprise back handspring in front of her.

To a former gymnast Joseph Gordon, stunned Sunisa Lee asked, “How did you do that?” 

Who Is Sunisa Lee? Where Is She From?

Sunisa Lee is an 18 years old American artistic gymnast born on March 9, 2003, in Saint Paul, Ramsey Country, Minnesota, United States. Her birth sign is Pisces. She has an athletic body with a height of 5 feet or 152.5 cm and a weight of 51 kg or 112.5 lbs. Sunisa is active on social media and has more than 1.6M followers.

She is of Asian race, but her nationality is American, as she was born in the United States. Her homeland is in Laos. She is of descent from the Hmong.

Sunisa went to Minnesota Virtual High School, and in May 2017, she verbally committed to join Auburn University on a gymnastics scholarship. She signed a National Letter of Intent for university in November 2020 and joined the university in August 2021.

She represented Auburn Tigers women’s gymnastics team and was also a United States Junior National Team member. At the age of 6, she started training in gymnastics at Midwest Gymnastics Center in Little Canada, Minnesota.

Sunisa is the first Hmong descent American to represent the United States and win a gold medal.

 In 2021, she attended her first Met Gala event, where she wore a Sukeina dress. She also participated in the dance reality show Dancing With The Stars in September 2021. 

Who Is Sunisa Lee’s Family?

Sunisa Lee grown up in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with her family. In her family, there are mother, Yeev Thoj, step-father John Lee and five siblings. She has three brothers Jonah Lee’s step-brother, Lucky Lee’s young half-brother, Noah lee, and two sisters, Shyenne Lee’s step-sister and Evionn Lee, young half-sister. Shyenne and Sunisa have only 12 days different in their birthday. Her biological father is unknown.

Both her parents are immigrants from Laos. Her parents are not legally married, but they have three children together. Even if they were not married, they would look after five children. Sunisa was only two years old when her mother met her step-father John Lee. Sunisa decides to change her last name to Lee as John is her father, according to her. Sunisa’s mother was a healthcare worker.

During the covid pandemic, she lost her two close family members. She lost her aunt and uncle, who were very close to her as they used to babysit her when she was a child. They died within two weeks apart. She has to say final goodbye through Zoom.

Is Sunisa Lee Vacinateed?

Sunisa Lee became sick in July 2020, which worried her for coronavirus. She was having a high fever, sore throat, and a terrible headache, which are symptoms of the corona. But luckily, she tested negative for COVID-19.

Sunisa Lee was vaccinated along with all team members before going to Tokyo Olympics 2020. During the Tokyo Olympic game, before her fellow four teams’ mates were found COVID-19 positive.

How Much Is Sunisa Lee Worth?

Sunisa Lee’s net worth is $2 million, according to She has earned this money through her professional gymnastics career. She has won two medals in Tokyo Olympics 2020, one gold and one silver.

Olympic athletes are paid $37,500 per gold, $22,500 per silver, and $15,000, according to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee. She has won 1 gold, one silver, and one bronze, which tops up the value of $75,000. Over time gold may be worth $10 million over a lifetime. Athletes make money by partnering with brands and endorsement deals.

As a junior in 2016, she became junior elite gymnastics, and in 2017 she debuted at Gymnix International Junior Cup. In 2018 she competed in various tournaments like Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships, 2018 U.S. Classic, and 2018 U.S. National Championships.

 In 2019 she began her career as a senior and competed in American Classic, 2019 GK US Classic, 2019 U.S. National Championships, and U.S. World Championships trials. After the conclusion of the American Classic, she was considered to compete in the 2019 Pan American Games. She was named to the team to compete in the 2019 World Championships.

In 2021 she competed in Tokyo Olympic 2020, which was delayed one year due to Covid Pandemic.

Career On DWTS

Sunisa Lee is seen competing on the dance show Dancing With The Stars season 30. She is the youngest contestant in season 30. She made history as she is the first Hmong-American woman to be a feature in the show.

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She expressed her feeling about being featured in the show through a teaser video on Instagram as per usmagazine.

“Hi, guys, I’m Suni Lee and I’m an Olympic gold medalist. I’m so excited to be joining season 30 of Dancing With the Stars, See you on the dance floor.”

In the show, her partner is Sasha Farber. In the opening performance, she danced jive for her first routine on Justin Bieber and The Kid LAROI song Stay. She scores 28 out of 40 after all 4-judge give her 7. She finished in second place after all performances were completed behind JoJo Siwa and Jenna Johnson.

Awards And Medals

Sunisa Lee has won many medals to date, and she will continue to dominate in this sport. As junior gymnastics, she has won 5 gold, seven silver, and two bronze medals in the different tournaments over 2015-2018.

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As a senior, she has won 4 gold medals in the 2019 City of Jesolo Trophy, one silver medal in the 2019 American Classic, one silver medal in the U.S. Classic, one gold, silver, and bronze medal in U.S. National Championships 2019, 1 gold and three silver medals in Worlds Team Selection Camp 2019 and 1 gold, silver and bronze in 2019 world Championships.

In 2021 in Winter Cup, she won 1 gold and one bronze medal, and two gold medals in American Classic.

 In the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in 2021, she won 1 gold, one silver, and one bronze medal, a significant highlight of her gymnastics career.