Kristina Sunshine Jung is an American entrepreneur and businesswoman, born August 1, 1978 in California, United States. She is only known for being the daughter of former drug lord George Jung.
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Kristina Sunshine Jung was born the daughter of George Jung and Mirtha Calderon. There is not much information about her early upbringing, but it is known that she had a difficult childhood due to her parents’ divorce at the age of six, their living situation and their life. criminal.
When she was very young, her father was imprisoned for drug trafficking and her mother for drug possession. Due to this complicated situation, Kristina Sunshine was raised by Frederick and Erminalia Jung, her paternal grandparents.
They are said to have been kind to her, often giving her clothes and toys, giving young Kristine stability in her childhood. When Kristine’s grandfather, Frederick, died, she moved in with her aunt Marie Jung, who raised Kristine until she left home at the age of 18.
Blow – 2001
The public spotlight focused on Kristina Sunshine after the release of the 2001 biopic “Blow,” starring Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz. The film focused on the story of Kristine’s father, George Jung, also known as “Boston George” and “El Americano”, a former member of the Medellin Cartel and responsible for cocaine trafficking in the United States. United during the 1970s and 1980s, becoming one of the most powerful drug lords in the world at that time.
Kristina Sunshine also appeared in said film, acting in a scene from said film alongside Depp. However, the scene was only included in the DVD edition of the film due to a petition from the US government. In short, it was Kristina’s only role as an actress to date.
Kristina Sunshine became an entrepreneur when she launched her own clothing line called “BG Apparel and Merchandise”. It is said that her father financed the said project, but it was Kristina who remained in charge of the company and who has been running the company since its inception.
Love relationships and children
Kristina Sunshine married a man named Romain Karan, but it’s unclear when they got married or their actual relationship status. There is also no information about Karan’s personal life or career.
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They had a daughter together named Athena Romina Karan; his date of birth is also unknown.
Parents – Who are they?
Kristina Sunshine’s relationship with both of her parents is an important aspect of her life. Both spent years in prison for different reasons, a fact that made Kristina’s childhood and adolescence difficult due to the lack of parental figures. On top of that, as her father was one of the most infamous drug lords to ever live in the United States, it made her life even more out of the ordinary.
Father – George Jung
Kristina’s father, George Jung, was born on August 6, 1942, in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. He became known for being a major figure in drug trafficking to the United States from Colombia in the 1970s.
Born into a family of German descent, George spent his youth in Weymouth, Massachusetts. He enrolled in Weymouth High School and attended the University of Southern Mississippi for a degree which he never completed, but while in college he began using marijuana.
In 1967, he realized the potential profit the marijuana business could bring him. His girlfriend at the time was in charge of transporting small amounts of drugs, but George began to expand his business when he started selling marijuana from Mexico. His business grew so much that the profit was estimated to be at least $250,000 per month, or more than $1 million today.
Although George’s first arrest was for soliciting prostitution during his teenage years, he was arrested a second time in 1974 for possession and dealing in marijuana.
While in prison, he met Carlos Lehder Rivas, who had ties to the Medellin Cartel, one of the most powerful in the world at the time. Carlos introduced George to the cocaine trade, and when they were both released after a year in prison, they became associates in the drug trade, trading cocaine from Pablo Escobar in Colombia to the United States.
Even though George was not the chief or main man of operations, he profited millions. He and his associates began to expand their business using airplanes, which traveled from Colombia to California with large amounts of cocaine, profiting millions every day. In 1970, Jung is said to be earning around $5 million a day, money he kept in the National Bank of Panama to evade taxes and legal inquiries into where the money came from.
In the late 1970s, Carlos Lehder kicked Jung out of the business, but that didn’t stop George from reuniting with his old associates and continuing his criminal activities.
In 1987, Jung was arrested for the third time in Massachusetts, but he was only imprisoned for a few years. Jung stayed away from the criminal life for a few years after his release, until he reconnected with his associates in Mexico to continue his former marijuana trading business. This time however, his criminal activities were short-lived, as he was imprisoned again in 1995, for possession of 1,754 pounds of marijuana and conspiracy. He was sentenced to 60 years in prison.
In 2014, he was released to a halfway house, but after two years he committed a parole violation, a paid appearance in San Diego without his parole officer’s permission, and was again stopped.
He was released again in 2017 after serving his sentence.
Mother – Mirtha Jung
Mirtha Jung was born Mirtha Calderon in Cuba in 1952 and married George Jung in March 1977. In 1978 she gave birth to Kristina Sunshine, however, she was a drug addict and it is said that she maintained her addiction even during her pregnancy. Jung’s dealings with drugs also encouraged Mirtha to maintain her addiction until 1981, when she was arrested for drug possession. However, this time spent in prison allowed Mirtha to reflect on her addiction and she quit using drugs.
In 1984 and after being drug free for a few years, Mirtha filed for divorce. She never remarried; there is not much information about his later life.
Kristina’s relationship with her parents
Kristina’s relationship with her mother is on good terms, and is said to have stayed in touch with her over the years, and even wrote a book about her. Kristina’s relationship with her father is different, however. Kristina stopped visiting her father in prison when she was a teenager, and the relationship between the two became strained by George’s constant imprisonment and his drug dealing.
Kristina stayed away from her father until 2014, when she started visiting him again shortly before he was released from prison. However, Jung said the father-daughter relationship “has since crumbled, in part because his daughter can’t forgive him”, although Jung is said to have provided the funds for the own brand. by Kristina “BG Apparel and Merchandise”.
After his arrest in 2016 and his release in 2017, Kristina and George began to rebuild their relationship again.
Kristina’s net worth is estimated at over $150,000 as a result of her work as the primary brand owner of ‘BG Apparel and Merchandise’. We hope his net worth can continue to grow.
Kristina is a female of white ethnicity. She has blonde hair and brown eyes, and is 1.68m tall.
The role of Kristina in “Blow” was played by Emma Roberts.
Kristine is present on social networks, especially on Instagram.
Her parents had a 10-year age difference when they got married.