Jenny Shimizu is a name, Hollywood never thought of associating with fashion and modeling. Lanky yet short, muscular build, and with her androgynous looks, Jenny was destined to fall from the point view of western beauty. However, two decades in, and Shimizu is still relevant as ever.
For those who don’t know, Jenny is an American model of Asian race and features. Not only was she fresh in terms of her looks but also her personality was also untamed and untainted by the western society standard.
To clarify, Jenny freely spoked about her sexuality and even about the partners she has been with over the years, including pop icon, Madonna, herself. But how much of it is the truth and what’s her story?
Luckily, we are here just for that. From her early life to modeling for significant brand campaigns; everything related to Jenny will be unveiled. So are you folks ready for it? Let’s begin.
Jenny Shimizu: Early Life and Family Backgrounds
The gorgeous model, Jenny Shimizu, was born as Jenny Lynn Shimizu in San Jose, California, the United States of America. Clearly, she is an American citizen who inherits Asian genes. However, the name of her parents, including their names and whereabouts, are kept in the dark.
Likewise, there is not much information when it comes to her early childhood as well. Things like her academics, neighbourhood, siblings are something unheard of even from her well-acquainted pupils.
But some sources claim the American model went to California State University for higher education. There is no doubt that the young Shimizu grew up under the loving and nurturing environment.
Not to mention, it was her mother who let her do what she wanted and even helped her cut off her hair. Talking about her mother, Jenny said,
“There was a certain sense of freedom that led me to be able to live my life.”
Jenny Shimizu Loves Being Called Handsome- More On Her Age and Body Measurements
There are times when girls will bawl their eyes out when called handsome and men too when called beautiful. Our society has categorized many things according to genders; making it a crime to associate the following with one another.
But every once in a while, someone cracks the system. Jenny Shimizu is someone who does not object the approach; instead, she loves being called handsome. And who wouldn’t? In the right way.
Despite being a girl, Shimizu exudes masculine aura and energy that captivates the on-lookers. With her well-built physique and short black hair, the resemblance is uncanny to that of an Asian man from feet away.
Likewise, Shimizu was born on June 16, 1967, making her 52 years old as of now. Also, as her star sign, Gemini suggests, she is out-going, free-spirited, and charming; something we just can’t disagree.
Similarly, the supermodel stands at 6 feet with a slender figure measuring 34-26-34 inches.
Breaking the Boundaries- Supermodel Jenny Shimizu
As we know by now, Jenny is not your cookie-cutter model, ravaging the modeling world. Different yet versatile from the get-go, Shimizu stumbled into modeling by a faithful encounter in Los Angeles.
The thing is before being a world-renowned model; Jenny used to be a mechanic. But when a casting director came to her garage with a ticket to fashion houses, she just could not say no.
Soon the mechanic turned model was seen working with Calvin Klein, Ck1 fragrance, and many other brands. The American Beauty Campaign featured her fresh looks to the world.
Jenny was also the first Asian model and minority to walk for a high fashion brand, Prada. She even opened for the show, attracting all eyes on her.
Moreover, her years and years of experience as a model has now led her to be a judge in American’s Next Top Model and Make me a Supermodel. Her other television appearances include working as a full-time actress as well.
So far, Jenny has worked in movies like Ding Dong(1995), Rain(1993), Itty Bitty titty committee(2007), Tools 4 Fools(2009), and Faour Steps(2009). Not to mention, her fame blew up even more after appearing in ‘The Ellen Show’ and ‘Here Television’s Date’s Cove.’
Jenny Shimizu Is Open About Her Sexuality- Who Is Her Wife?
Beautiful as she is, Jenny has her share of dating news after her arrival in the entertainment business. Her most early relationship happened to be Lone Skye back in 1990.
However, it was her exclusive relationship with the pop-star, Madonna that dropped many’s jaws on the floor. In early 2007, Jenny confirmed in having an intimate relationship and would often fly together during her tours.
Another A-list star who could not resist the charm of Jenny was Angelina Jolie herself. Jolie confirmed their relationship during an interview in 1997.
“I fell in love with her the first second I saw her. I would probably have married Jenny if I hadn’t married my husband.”
Similarly, the two probably met on the set of the movie, Foxfire. After many unsuccessful relationships, Shimizu finally found her love. She recently married Michelle Harper back in 2014.
Net Worth and Income
Already 52 years, Jenny Shimizu is an American model, actress, and even a renowned modeling judge. With her work in the entertainment world, the supermodel has earned both fame and wealth.
As of 2020, her net worth is assumed to be $2 million. Despite having and living in luxurious mansions, none of the financial details has yet been mentioned in public.
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