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Jenny Shimizu Joins 'Make Me A Supermodel'

Jenny Shimizu Joins 'Make Me A Supermodel'

Former model Jenny Shimizu is returning to the spotlight as a judge on Bravo’s Make Me a Supermodel. Here’s what the 41-year-old had to say to Life & Style:

You quit modeling to become a mechanic. Why come back now? Being a mechanic is really my passion, and I’ll always do that. But I actually love fashion and modeling too. I like the fact that I came from a different place: I’m Japanese, I’m small, I have tattoos, I’m a lesbian. Shows like this offer a huge amount of possibility and opportunity.

Your Wikipedia entry says you dated Madonna during your heyday. What is dating? Madonna’s a wonderful woman. When I first got to New York, I knew very little, and she knew all about the city — she was a wonderful kind of tour guide.

And how would you define your much-publicized relationship with Angelina Jolie? People say you two were together for around 10 years. Are you still in touch? It was like a college romance; it happened so long ago. When it was happening, it was wonderful — you’re meeting an incredible woman and you celebrate that. But then you see it on TV and it becomes almost ugly… To give the relationship integrity, I tend to be quiet about it. Things are implied in order to start a controversy. The relationship happened when we were both children… [No, we don't keep in touch] This comes up every three years or so. Saying we’re in Cambodia having an affair sells magazines.

Are you surprised that Angelina now has kids and is with a man? No. Gender never really plays an issue with someone like her who’s attractive to everybody. And Angelina was always going to adopt a lot of kids. She told me she was going to, and she’s a woman of her word.

Make Me a Supermodel premieres on Wednesday, March 4 @ 10/9c on Bravo.

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  • Passing Through

    Geez, Jared. You’re bottom-feeding, dude!

  • Cool Babe

    I like that she points out Angelina Jolie is a woman of her word. I couldn’t agree more!

  • Maria

    Who gives a crap?

  • http://www.vectormotors.com gerard Vandenberg

    DO YOU ALL KNOW THE REASON OF QUITING THE “MODELING”?
    she “discovered” the mirror, folks!!

  • Hmmm

    This chick is unreal. Jolie was what 18/19 yrs old when she met her on a movie set then went and married Johnny Lee Miller. At the time JS said the relationship was nothing big or even important. Once Jolie reaches this height of fame suddenly it’s a college romance? lol. She had a real relationship with Madonna for a number of years off and on but she knows it’s Jolie then sells for her.

  • anon

    One thing about this woman is she seems a lot better than she was.

  • anustin

    jared!!!!

  • marina

    sad that angie has people whose claim to fame is being in her far away past. But it happens to Brad too. :S
    Good that she said nothing bad, she really does not have much herself to offer, but quotes and stories from long ago. Bad that the mags and other mean people will twist every word, and invent more!.

  • oknow

    Geez, wasn’t this chick shooting her mouth off about the relationship over the past five years or so? Didn’t she say Angie would never stay faithful to men? Didn’t she talk about Angie rather explicitly?
    Now she is cleaning up her act???
    Bottom feeding is right Jared.

  • Cassie

    Who gives a @rap? All those people who are disgusted with the way some of you treat Jennifer Aniston who is a straight-up heterosexual female. Both A-J and Madonna are disgusting females so what does that make the men who want to be with them and, yet, share them with other women? We’re either gay or heterosexual and most psychologists would say there’s no in between but someone who hasn’t come to grips with their sexuality in this lifetime.

  • teri

    It doesn’t bother me at all that at one time Jolie experienced life to it’s fullest, nothing to be ashamed of. The media blows everything out of proportion and it’s truly sickening because they only focus on her past wild days. Angelina’s been open and very honest and I admire her more for that because it shows me she’s really comfortable and secure in her own skin, take it or leave it. If Brad had a problem with it he wouldn’t fight so hard for gay rights. By the way Jenny good luck.

  • neither friend nor foe

    Woah JJ! Are you having fun!? Talk about adding fuel to the fire! The Pitt/Jolie/Aniston media war rages out of hand as it is! Looks like a crap-load of ammo for Team Aniston! Yep, the media feeds your frenzy. Are you all pulling your hair out yet? If not, it shouldn’t be long now.

  • Uncle

    Number 5 back down. This chik has more balls than Brad Pitt ever will.

    -

    Angelina is a free bird . let her be. She is a woman of her word… I know because I read her interviews and she’s always pretty much honest :lol:

  • Uncle???

    uncle are you serious? She wasnt honest when she said that she would never have biological children because there were too many children that needed to be adopted. Was she honest about not wanting or needing to be with Brad Pitt while he was married? Was she honest every time she had a baby or adopted she said she was taking off from film for awhile to raise her children? And the list goes on and on….

  • Lesbian Angelina

    Lesbian Angelina sure has some great stories to tell her kids. AND the reason Ms. Jenny backed off about still seeing Angelina is that 3 years ago in a magazine article she stated that they would always love each other AND that they still saw each other as much as their schedule would permit. THIS was while she was with Brad and when she was pregnant with Shiloh..

    Oh that Angie – what a gem -

  • hmmmm

    I bet every Asian kid she adopts she does it with loving thoughts of Jenny… how sweet.

    Oh by the way Jenny did say in an article not too long ago that Angie would neve LOVE a man. Use a man yes, but, LOVE one no. Jenny said that they were intricately intertwined.

  • t

    she’s cute and i love the show, she’s a good addition

  • WTF?

    Gee that relationship lasted a blink of an eye and it was like 100 years
    years ago. wtf?

  • gayelle

    I can say that Jenny has had new woman in her life. Maybe this show sill make her fall in love with another.

  • Angelina makes me SICK!

    That’s all I have to say

  • Angelina makes me SICK!

    That’s all I have to say

  • http://www.janaina.com.br janaina

    ohhhhhh crazy ,kkkk she likes to talk about their intimate life, care star,she it will count the pages of a magazine kkkkkkkkkkk sapatãooooooooooooooooooooo.

  • http://no-remix.blogspot.com Damien

    i found this interview quite charming

  • http://no-remix.blogspot.com Damien

    i found this interview quite charming

  • pokeman

    if angie is still interested in a woman, she wouldn’t have married (two men) and stays with (brad) she would have continue to date/married both sexes. therefore, I think she was young and wanted to experience things. like she said. she wants to be a woman to brad and mother to her children. stop go back to the past. angie is a different woman now. get over it haters.

  • mslewis

    Well, I was planning to watch this show but I’ve changed my mind. I really cannot stand this woman and neither could anybody else in the fashion industry. She was never a good model. She didn’t leave modeling voluntarily, she wasn’t getting any bookings. That’s why she no longer models. Also, the only reason this show has her now is because they know the rag mags will write about her “love affair” with Angelina and it will get them more PR. What a bunch of crappy people over at Bravo!! And, Jared, I’m really ashamed of you for even putting this woman on your blog. Bottom feeder, indeed!!

  • mslewis

    Well, I was planning to watch this show but I’ve changed my mind. I really cannot stand this woman and neither could anybody else in the fashion industry. She was never a good model. She didn’t leave modeling voluntarily, she wasn’t getting any bookings. That’s why she no longer models. Also, the only reason this show has her now is because they know the rag mags will write about her “love affair” with Angelina and it will get them more PR. What a bunch of crappy people over at Bravo!! And, Jared, I’m really ashamed of you for even putting this woman on your blog. Bottom feeder, indeed!!

  • charlotte Corday

    Cassie, dear, are you from a small town? Yes, bisexual exists. Don’t worry, though. None of them think you exist either.

  • Kel

    Apparently, Angie loves doing it with other species too…LOL!!! Our angie is a giver without boundary… she loves dogs, plants, children men, women and objects. Whatta woman angie is, she’s got so much lustful love in her that cannot be contained and it transends nationalities, gender, religion and species. Angie is trully a giver, just keep your dogs, horses and plants away from her and please HW, NEVER cast her with an animal. Jill, Jackie, Guili, edumacation and Cliniqua, guys did you hear our beautiful angie tried to off herself…what’s wiv that?? And on Brad’s birthday too in Dec and also in Feb. Thank God, she didn’t succeed, well, maybe third time lucky. Brad must be fed up with constantly being blackmailed to marry her. Oh, i just luv angie.

  • djed

    hmmm..what the dick will do?!

  • Michelle

    Oops just by looking at the picture itself I thought “she” was a man!

  • Tiger

    She tends to be quiet about her romance with Jolie? Since when? Everytime I see anything about her she mentions it.

    Strange how much she resembles Maddox. She could pass for his father.

  • angie has good taste

    Angie loved her at one time, so she must be a good woman. I will watch this show.

  • http://www.bbwmoretolove.com/ bbwmoretolove

    Wow, she hooked up with 2 famous actresses. That is pretty incredible and good luck for her. I wonder if she has ever outed anyone else famous?

  • Shelly

    Just in 2007 Jenny did an interview in which she said there has never been and ending and there never will be between the two of them and their 10 year love affair.

    Here is the link with the interview – read it and weep Mangelina Fans:

    http://www.popcrunch.com/angelina-jolie-affair-with-ex-girlfriend-jenny-shimizu-actress-cheating-on-brad-pitt-with-lesbian/
    ===============================================

    Not quit honey. Shimizu is on the record and video saying she never gave any interview nor did she speak about Jolie’s relationship. She hasn’t seen Jolie in about 10 yrs. You get over it!

  • babybabybaby

    This is the woman who Angie was with for over 10 years — a whole decade. Angie herself said she would have married her if she could. So, like her or not, Angie sure saw something her that she liked.

  • wrabbit

    I’m no Angelina fan (by a long shot). However, the Angelina hater who cited popcrunch earlier has to get a grip and be more discerning. Popcrunch repeats every rumor and does no research whatsoever.

    Just last year, popcrunch picked up an uninvestigated rumor from celeb.dump, published it and promoted it, and gave it eternal wings. Then Defamer debunked it by calling Esquire, the reputed source, forcing celeb.dump to admit that it had made the whole thing up (the admission is a footnote on celeb.dump’s original post). Meanwhile the internet continues to circulate the original rumor, and popcrunch goes on its merry way, not caring about the damage it may have done.

    Popcrunch is vapid and lazy. It never verifies or researches, and that makes it about as credible as the Weekly World News. Sheesh.

  • jessalyn

    pokeman- You can be with a man and still be attracted to women. That’s what being bisexual is… I’m married and bisexual, but i chose to be with my husband. She’s changed a lot but your sexuality doesn’t change and it’s not a bad thing. She’s fine being bisexual, there’s nothing wrong with that.

  • Len LT

    Cassie @ 02/26/2009 at 1:57 pm
    =====
    Psychologists? Who are they? Some people you pulled off your ass and called them psychologists?

  • they’re back

    Cassie @ 02/26/2009 at 1:57 pm Who gives a @rap? All those people who are disgusted with the way some of you treat Jennifer Aniston who is a straight-up heterosexual female. Both A-J and Madonna are disgusting females so what does that make the men who want to be with them and, yet, share them with other women? We’re either gay or heterosexual and most psychologists would say there’s no in between but someone who hasn’t come to grips with their sexuality in this lifetime
    ==========
    Aniston Straight up heterosexual?? LOL are you nuts there were not so blind item that said Maniston hook up with Marky Mark cousin, A GIRL when still married w/ Brad Pitt. Why do you think she don’t want to have kids ? She’s a CLOSET LESBIAN one day soon YOU MIGHT BE SHOCK AND THE WORLD WILL BE SHOCK when Maniston will come out of the CLOSET.

  • they’re back

    Uncle??? @ 02/26/2009 at 2:28 pm uncle are you serious? She wasnt honest when she said that she would never have biological children because there were too many children that needed to be adopted. Was she honest about not wanting or needing to be with Brad Pitt while he was married? Was she honest every time she had a baby or adopted she said she was taking off from film for awhile to raise her children? And the list goes on and on….
    ————-
    Angelina fell in LOVE WITH BRAD PITT. Women in love wants to have kids w/ the man they fall in love with. Maniston didn’t have kids wi/ Brad becoz they are not in love with each other their marriage is just a business merger. Maniston will marry a GIRL and will have kids w/ her.

  • they’re back

    how come she’s w/ this girl for 10 years when she married her first husband she was only 24? Angelina got a bf when she was 14/15 so if she’s with her when she was 19 that would put it till she was 29 .. FAILED. She was married twice during that time.

  • zOE

    It’s hilarious that she’s acting like she doesn’t talk about Madonna or Angelina Jolie and it’s just the press trying to sell papers while she respects their privacy. PLEASE. She hasn’t been able to shut up about those two and has milked them for all they were worth to give herself more attention the last ten years in EVERY SINGLE INTERVIEW and always writing tell-alls. Get over it. This girl has zero integrity and is just a star f^cker. Not to mention, I saw her once in LA, and she was totally plain and even below average attractive in person. All I could think of was “Angelina and Madonna hit THIS?!” Damn. If that’s true, we all have a chance.

  • nOT an Angie’s fan

    to #41:

    she must be so in love with John Miller and BBT too that she married them, why didn’t she want to have a bio baby with any of them then???

    if this article had been about JA, sure it would have attracted lots of hateful comments. wonder why the responses have been so muted so far?!

  • http://justjared Keane’s Obsessed

    Kel @ 02/26/2009 at 5:51 pm Apparently, Angie loves doing it with other species too…LOL!!! Our angie is a giver without boundary… she loves dogs, plants, children men, women and objects. Whatta woman angie is, she’s got so much lustful love in her that cannot be contained and it transends nationalities, gender, religion and species. Angie is trully a giver, just keep your dogs, horses and plants away from her and please HW, NEVER cast her with an animal. Jill, Jackie, Guili, edumacation and Cliniqua, guys did you hear our beautiful angie tried to off herself…what’s wiv that?? And on Brad’s birthday too in Dec and also in Feb. Thank God, she didn’t succeed, well, maybe third time lucky. Brad must be fed up with constantly being blackmailed to marry her. Oh, i just luv angie.

    Keane bought this shit up at dlisted, stating she had an open mind to it-obviously not!!!! She spews shit like this ALLLLL the time over there and even some of the reg’s there are getting fed up with her bs. Get a life Keane and get over being dumped for some other chick you are looking like a total dickkkk!!!

  • Pella

    Jenny and Angelina both appear on a Documentary that came out in 2007. On this documentary Angelina Saint or Sinner is where Jenny was quoted saying they have never separated and had been together over 10 years. She talked about firs hooking up with Angie when Angie was married to Johnny and that Angie even had them have dinner together with everyone knowing that Angie was having an affair with Jenny. Jenny talks about Brad, etc.

    Here is the link so that you too can be informed and get a copy of the documentary. Angie is a crazy Beeotch.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0988947/

  • http://www.crookedbrook.com/custom-embroidery-digitizing.htm DIGITI

    What kind of weirdo seriously quits being a model to become a mechanic??

  • justathought

    yeah… she’s a woman of her word – SHE DOES NOT ENGAGE RELATIONSHIP WITH A MARRIED MAN and that is very evident. She does flaunt how she makes out with his brother and making out in a limo with Billy Bob! very true to her word.

    very classy!

  • Roy

    Jenny’s one of the ugliest models I’ve seen to date, she has a terrible attitude and is generally rude towards people around her. She’s a product of the sometimes typical supermodel way of being the best judgemental human being of today’s society.

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