Jennifer Giminez Bio:
As one of the nation’s leading advocates on addiction recovery, Jennifer Gimenez has become a regular fixture on numerous television networks and across multiple social media platforms. Upon moving to the U.S. from Argentina, Gimenez was discovered by famed photographer Bruce Weber at the tender age of 13. The young and exotic beauty quickly ascended to international stardom, appearing on 100’s of magazine covers from Vogue to Bazaar & Marie Claire, and was the youngest model ever to appear on the cover of American Elle. As a highly sought-after runway model, Gimenez walked the catwalks of Paris, NY, Tokyo, London and Milan for the world’s top designers such as Chanel, Armani, Jean Paul Gaultier, Carolina Herrera and Prada, and shot campaigns for Calvin Klein, Guess, St. John, and Paul Mitchell.
Named one of Maxim’s “Hot 100” and Esquire’s “Women We Love,” Gimenez went on to appear in videos for artists such as Mick Jagger, Prince, 2Pac, Lionel Richie and Baby face just to name a few. After landing roles on The Young and The Restless and Bold and The Beautiful, Jennifer scored her first major film role in Ted Demme’s Blow, starring alongside Johnny Depp. She followed that up with blockbusters Vanilla Sky, Corky Romano, Charlie’s Angels as well as appearances in the Oscar nominated documentary, “Let’s Get Lost.”.
Surrounded by a fast-paced Hollywood lifestyle and unprepared for the trappings of fame, Gimenez eventually found herself at the mercy of her own drug & alcohol demons. Both her personal and professional life spiraled out of control and her Hollywood dream had become a dark and lonely place. Ultimately, Jennifer found the courage to reclaim her life and take control of her career. Her journey back to sobriety and her story of redemption are now part of her message to others looking to find their own path to happiness.
Now over 13 years sober, Gimenez has used the story of her recovery to help others, starring on VH1’s hit Sober House Seasons 1 and 2, Celebrity Rehab Season 5, and Season 6 of Rehab With Dr. Drew. She’s also appeared on The O’Neal’s Show on OWN, as a judge on Model Latina for SiTV, Celebrity Wife Swap and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, as well as an expert on top tier media including The View, CNN, HLN, Today Show and ENews and other all press outlets.
Jennifer Gimenez is passionate about helping others battling addiction, eating disorders, mental illness, or any of life’s other challenges. In 2013, Jennifer launched SoberBook, a site that allows everyone to be the writer by sharing their stories anonymously. Through these efforts and by sharing her story so openly, Jennifer has become a leading advocate in the substance abuse recovery world. Jennifer also speaks on mental health, substance misuse disorder, eating disorders, suicide, trama and overcoming obstacles and adversities in life. Gimenez and her fiancé Tim Ryan speak across the U.S and abroad, determined to keep spreading her message of hope and recovery as well as fighting to break the stigma surrounding the horrible epidemic of addiction.
In January 2019 Gimenez was highlighted on the cover of Recovery Today Magazine. This led her to becoming a feature writer for the magazine, under the tagline: Jennifer Gimenez The Real, Real. Her stories include open and raw vignettes about the obstacles and adversities she has faced throughout her career and the demons she continues to overcome on a daily basis.