The philanthropy powerhouse puts family first.
Cecelia Chung, 27, is the beautiful wife of New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung and a crusader for at-risk inner-city Boston youth. Through their foundation, Chung Changing Lives, the power couple are committed to enriching the lives of children by providing both athletic and educational after-school programs.
Trademark look: My signature MAC red lip.
Boston influences my style because: It allows me to be an individual. Everyone has his or her own expressive vibe in Boston.
Philosophy on age: Growing up, I was always looking toward the next big milestone. When I was 16, I wanted to be 18, and at 18 I couldn’t wait until I was 21. I was never celebrating the present moment and appreciating my current age. Now I’m just learning to take my time and enjoy the age that I am and every moment that is happening in my life.
What makes a woman beautiful: Her heart. Outward beauty fades eventually, unless you’re Halle Berry.
Most valuable quality in a woman: Poise.
Most reread book: I Declare: 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life by Joel Osteen.
My motto: Live the life you love, love the life you live.
Secret to my success: My close-knit family has provided a strong foundation for me to explore my interests. My husband has been my biggest supporter.
When no one is looking: I pray.
No one would ever guess that: I was in a girls’ pop music group when I was 16.
Cause closest to my heart: Aside from my own charity, I’m an active member of the Patriots Women’s Association, and I love making visits to Boston Children’s Hospital. It shows the children that people care about them and their illnesses. It sends the message that we’re all a team.