July 24, 2011- We are all new today with actress Jennifer Gimenez from VH1’s Sober House and Celebrity Rehab. In the wake of Amy Winehouse’s passing, this could be one of our most topical shows ever on addiction and celebrity sobriety. Joining as co-host is Mandy Sherman. To listen to the podcast of this broadcast, click here.
Jennifer Gimenez is rapidly emerging as one of Hollywood’s brightest talents. She has proven her merit not only as a supermodel, but also as an actress and reality star.
Gimenez’s exotic beauty is the result of her Argentinean background. She is a first-generation American who moved back to the U.S. when she was six years-old. At the tender age of fourteen, Gimenez was discovered by famed photographer, Bruce Weber, and quickly ascended to stardom as an international model.
Gimenez has achieved supermodel status through the nearly hundred magazine covers she has graced, as well as being a highly sought-after runway model. She was the youngest model ever to appear on the cover of American Elle. Among her other covers are international editions of Elle, Vogue, Bazaar, and Marie Claire. She has appeared in runway shows around the world, including Paris, New York, Japan, London and Milan and walked the runway of every major designer, such as Armani, Calvin Klein, Chanel and Prada. Gimenez has shot numerous campaigns for companies including Calvin Klein, Guess, St. John, Paul Mitchell and Avon and appeared in countless fashion editorials. Gimenez is proud to be credited as one of the first models to break the barriers for Latinas. In addition, she graced the cover of Pasadena Magazine as an example of a woman who continues to reach for and exemplify exceptional success.
Gimenez’s extraordinary sex appeal led her to being named one of Maxim’s “Hot 100” and Esquire’s “Women We Love.” She went on to appear in music videos for such renowned recording artists as Mick Jagger, Prince, 2Pac Shakur and Babyface. After recurring television appearances including The Young and The Restless and The Bold and The Beautiful, Jennifer landed her first major film role in Ted Demme’s Blow, starring alongside Johnny Depp. She followed up with roles in movies as diverse as Vanilla Sky, Corky Romano, Charlie’s Angels 2, White Man’s Burden, Checkmate and The Sweetest Thing.
As Gimenez’s career grew and stardom took hold, she found herself , like many others, victim to drug addiction and alcohol abuse. But after over 5 inspiring years of sobriety, Gimenez has used her courageous recovery to help others. She appeared as the house manager of VH-1’s hit television show, Sober House seasons 1 and 2. She has been the celebrity guest on talk shows such as, The View, Good Day L.A., The Today Show and continues to appear as a celebrity panelist on Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell. And because of her fun and infectious energy, she shared her fashion expertise as a judge on Model Latina for SiTV.
Watch Jennifer Gimenez in VH1’s on season 5 of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew – beginning Sunday, June 26, 2011.