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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, reality star and expert panelist on addiction, health, fitness and fashion.

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 age of fourteen, Gimenez was discovered by famed photographer, Bruce Weber, and 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 Alaia, Armani, Calvin Klein, Chanel and Prada. Gimenez has shot numerous campaigns for companies including Calvin Klein, Guess, St. John, Paul Mitchell and Avon and has appeared in countless fashion editorials.

Gimenez's 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 television roles on 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 victim to drug addiction and alcohol abuse. But after nearly 7 years of sobriety, Gimenez has used her courageous recovery to help others. She appeared as the house manager of VH1's hit television show, Sober House Seasons 1 and 2 and drug counselor on VH1's Celebrity Rehab Season 5, and 2012's Rehab with Dr. Drew. She's also appeared on The O'Neal's on OWN, as a judge on Model Latina for SiTV, and season 2 and the upcoming season 3 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

She has been the celebrity guest on talk shows such as The View, Good Day L.A. and The Today Show. She continues to appear as a celebrity panelist on Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell, CNN, Showbiz Tonight, Dr. Drew on HLN and more.

In 2013, Jennifer can be seen in the films Chastity Bites, Birthday Cake and the award-winning short, Groom's Cake.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Heather Olt

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