Jennifer Gimenez is known to Real Housewives fans as the best friend of cast member Brandi Glanville. However, she has her hands in a bit of everything right now. From movies, to a tell-all book, to starring in Dr. Drew's upcoming show Rehab, she is a busy lady! In an exclusive interview with Gather, Jennifer reveals what she's been up to this year and what fans can expect from her in the future.
Jennifer hit it big at the ripe age of 13 when she was discovered while out with her family in Los Angeles. She went on to become the youngest model to grace the cover of American Elle. She has also worked with Calvin Klein and Guess. Jennifer eventually moved to Paris where she continued to model. However, with big highs come big lows. Jennifer started using drugs, starving herself, and working out for hours on end in order to stay at the top of her game. This quickly led to addiction which she battled with for 13 years. Fortunately, she has pulled through and has over six years sobriety under her belt.
So far this year, Jennifer has made two movies. The first is Groom's Cake, which chronicles a gay couple's journey as they look to adopt a child, all the while filming a documentary. The second is a comedy/horror called Chastity Bites, which is due out later this year. Jennifer will star alongside Allison Scagliotti of Warehouse 13 and Francia Raisa of The Secret Life of the American Teenager.
Jennifer now uses her knowledge of addiction and recovery to the benefit of others. She is the spokesperson for the Klean Treatment Center and has starred alongside Dr. Drew in Sober House and Celebrity Rehab helping patients achieve their own sobriety. Jennifer just wrapped filming on Rehab which will premiere on VH1 this September. She calls the experience "intense" and the "best season ever." The new season of Rehab is based on several normal, non-famous people dealing with addiction.
Jennifer also makes regular guest appearances on Dr. Drew as well as Prime News, Issues with Jane Valez Mitchell, CNN, CNN Showbiz, and CNN Español to share her insight and experiences as they relate to current events.
Jennifer's amazing life journey has led to another great opportunity—she's writing a memoir. Jennifer reveals, "I'm telling my life story and I'm digging deep." Fans can expect to see it hit book stores in the next year. Stay tuned, and to keep up with Jennifer Gimenez, follow her on Twitter!