After several failed attempts with love, Tony Stewart, a renowned ex-professional stock car racing driver, and current NASCAR team owner, finally found his soulmate in Pennelope Jimenez. The Playboy Playmate is known for her career endeavors but gained more fame as the woman who has Stewart’s heart. This fact was made more prominent when her beau presented her with a shiny rock on Thanksgiving Day in 2017.
Asides being a famous model, Pennelope Jimenez has other career credits attached to her name, among which are her acting exploits. Discover more facts about the brunette knockout herein.
Pennelope Jimenez – Bio
The gorgeous model cum actress was named Pennelope Manriquez Jimenez after her birth on July 26, 1978, in San Diego, California. Despite her American nationality, Jimenez belongs to a Mexican descent as her family has their roots in Ensenada. Also, her father’s family is Spanish while her mother was raised in a French home.
Some part of her childhood memories were garnered in Mexico City where she stayed for a while. She then spent three years in Garden Grove, California, before she finally found a permanent resident in Huntington Beach, California. Her high school education was acquired in Corona, California.
Facts to Know about Tony Stewart’s Girlfriend
- Modelling Career
After her appearance in XFL “Cheerleader” TV commercials in 2000, Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal who was her co-star on the commercials sold the idea of trying out for a spot on Playboy to Pennelope Jimenez. She apparently bought the idea as she subsequently became the March 2003 Playmate of the Month. Her debut on that issue of the famous men’s magazine wasn’t the last time she worked with the publication. Her next appearance was on the swimsuit calendar dubbed ‘Playmates at Play at the Playboy Mansion’ where she was featured as Miss September in 2005.
The actress is still active as a model and has gone beyond being a Playmate to strutting her stuff on different platforms. She has been seen on catalogs, campaigns, and TV commercials.
- TV/Film Career
Asides the covers of the iconic magazine (Playboy), Pennelope Jimenez was also seen in some of their videos. Additionally, she made guest appearances on a few episodes of some popular TV series including Spy TV and The Bold and the Beautiful. In 2002, she played a brief role – as a harem girl in The Scorpion King, alongside Hollywood great Dwayne Johnson. Her other appearances came on The Price is Right as a Temporary Barker’s Beauty during the 2002-2003 Model Search, as well as Steve Harvey’s Big Time (2003-2005). She also featured for Jose Cuervo in some of the brand’s 2006 ads.
- Relationship with Tony Stewart
A few years back, Tony Stewart swore on The Dan Patrick Show that he is never ever getting married. Fastword to 2016, he met Pennelope Jimenez and his story took a different turn. The two made a picture perfect duo and has remained the envy of many since then. Taking things a notch higher, Pennelope’s racer beau took to his Instagram account on Thanksgiving Day in 2017 to share the news of his engagement to the Playboy Playmate. Of course, she said yes when he presented a massive rock which adorned her finger on the picture he shared to the delight of his fans. The excitement was, however, preceded by shock as the former racer made it clear he didn’t want to get married. He seemingly got smitten by Pennelope’s stunning looks and is now hooked for life. The couple is living the best of their days in California.
- Net Worth
For what it’s worth, Pennelope Jimenez has made a lot of money from her career exploits which cut across modelling for big brands and acting. Notwithstanding, her net worth cannot be confirmed at the moment. Her fiance, Tony Stewart, on the other hand, has as much as $70 million as his estimated net worth. Stewart made his fortune through his days as a professional stock car racing driver and later as an owner of a NASCAR team.
- Pennelope Jimenez’s Body Features
With Playboy Playmate in her resume, nothing short of breathtaking is expected of the body features of the Mexican-American stunner. Her height is listed a 5 feet 7 inches, accentuated by her weight of around 57 kg. Her bust, waist, and hips measure 34-24-35 inches respectively.