Balancing Act- A modern day circus family surviving and thriving in the 21st century [PHOTOS]
The Weiss family is one of the last modern-day circus families. They travel almost year-round in a 44-foot RV, traveling 3,000 miles and often performing two shows a day. Parents Jon and Laura were high school sweethearts. After Jon graduated from Clown College the couple married in the center ring dressed in their performing clothes; Jon as a Clown and Laura as a showgirl. After giving birth to their first son they decided that they would leave the circus soon. After three children, they are still living the circus life, raising their children close by their sides.
Circus Vargas will be performing at the Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance until November 19. Their final two stops of the year will be in Arcadia and San Pedro. Visit www.circusvargas.com for more information.
Jon has acted in the movie “Water for Elephants” and has also participated in the 4th season of the television show “The Amazing Race” in 2001. He competed with his friend Al Rios are a team of Best Friends/Clowns and ended up getting 4th place.
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