Model & Addiction Recovery Advocate
Upon moving to the U.S. from Argentina at 13, Jennifer Gimenez was discovered by famed photographer Bruce Weber. She quickly ascended to international stardom, appearing on hundreds of magazine covers from Vogue to Bazaar and Marie Claire, and was the youngest model ever to appear on the cover of American Elle. As a runway model, Gimenez walked the catwalks of Paris, NY, Tokyo, London and Milan for the world’s top designers. She was named to Maxim's "Hot 100" and Esquire's "Women We Love". She's stared in videos for artists like Mick Jagger, Prince, and 2Pac, among others. She's also starred in television and film, including Blow, starring alongside Johnny Depp, Vanilla Sky, Corky Romano, Charlie's Angels, as well as appearances in the Oscar-nominated documentary Let's Get Lost.
Surround by the Hollywood lifestyle and unprepared for fame, Gimenez eventually found herself at the mercy of dug and alcohol addiction. With her personal and professional life spiraling out of control, Gimenez eventually found the courage to reclaim her life. Now over 13 years sober, Gimenez has used the story of her recovery to help others, starring on multiple seasons of VH1's hit Sober House, Celebrity Rehab, and Rehab With Dr. Drew.
Jennifer Gimenez is passionate about helping others battle addiction, eating disorders, mental illness, and any of life's other challenges. As a speaker, writer, and media personality, she has become a leading advocate in the substance abuse recovery world, fighting to break the stigma surrounding the epidemic of addiction.
In 2013, Jennifer launched SoberBook, a site that allows everyone to be the writer by sharing their stories anonymously. She is currently working to open a Detox/Residential treatment center in Los Angeles and is a feature write for Recovery Today Magazine.