Fast forward to 2018, and Mia now works as a swimsuit model for top magazines all over the world. There is even more. She took part in her first Muay Thai professional competition in 2017.
Mia has developed a strong passion for Muay Thai over the years, which isn’t particularly surprising considering the fact it was the art of eight limbs that transformed her into the confident woman she is today.
“I’m actually one of the most insecure people in the world and I just hope by sharing my story that a lot of people – a lot of young girls – won’t have to go through what I went through,” Kang explains. “I now nourish myself in a completely different way. I know how to fuel my body. I honestly don’t care what size or weight I am.”