Jesse-Jane McParland is not messing around. With her skill, her drive, and her contagious ferocity, the tiny girl from County Armagh, Ireland, is fast becoming one of the coolest kids on the Internet.
McParland has studied martial arts since she was three years old. Now, at age nine, she’s poised to take over. She appeared on Britain’s Got Talent earlier this year, traveling to the competition with her father, who also serves as her stylist.
“My daddy’s very good at doing my hair,” she said backstage before her audition. “He even went to the hairdresser’s to learn how to do it right.”
The wee sword master was nervous before her television debut. “I would love to impress Simon Cowell,” she said, “because he’s the boss of One Direction.”
She needn’t have worried.