For racing fans, the name Tony Stewart sends flashing memories of speed, creativity, and dexterity through which the former racer used in winning multiple titles throughout his professional career. While he is no longer a pro driver and has traded being literally behind the wheel, to being behind it metaphorically as the team owner of the NASCAR team, Stewart-Haas Racing, his life continues to drive curiosity in fans, including his relationship with Pennelope Jimenez.
His relationship with Pennelope Jimenez further got interesting when the couple was reported to be engaged, a precursor to marriage, something Tony Stewart had sworn he would never do. This change has driven interest in fans, wondering who is the woman capable of changing the mind of the famed racer.
In this article, we explore everything you need to know about her, including six interesting facts about her.
Pennelope Jimenez’ Biography
She was born Pennelope Marniquez Jimenez in San Diego, California to unknown parents on the 26th of July, 1978. Not much is known about her background but she is known to have been born into a Mexican family that hails from Ensenada.
Growing up, she spent time living in Mexico City before her family relocated to Garden Grove, California. For her education, she studied up to high school level, at Corona where she completed her basic education before moving to Huntington Beach.
She was still in her teenage years when she began her career an actress and a model, with her early career gigs being appearances in commercials before she got a modeling gig on the popular game show, The Price Is Right, where she was on between 2002 and 2003, appearing in 17 episodes.
There is plenty else to learn about her and we explore some of them below.
1. She used to be a Playboy model
After she appeared in the commercials following her graduation from high school, she was encouraged by other models, Karen McDougal and Rachel Sterling, who also appeared in the commercials.
By taking their advice, Pennelope Jimenez tried out for the magazine and got selected as a model. Not only did she become a model immediately, but she was also named the Playmate of the Month for March 2003.
Aside from being named Playmate of the Month, she has also appeared in some Playboy videos and featured in the famous Playboy calendar for the year 2004.
She also partnered with other models, Deanna Brooks and Serria Tawan to publish the book, The Bunny Book: How to Walk, Talk, Tease, and Please Like a Playboy Bunny.
2. She has had an acting career
If you are an avid movie fan, you have probably seen Pennelope Jimenez in something. Although it was a brief acting career, she made a couple of appearances, with the most significant being an appearance in the movie, The Scorpion King, where she played an unnamed Harem Girl.
She has also made appearances in the TV shows, The Bold and the Beautiful. Pennelope played an unnamed Las Olas Hostess in an episode of the soap opera. She has also had a couple of appearances in Spy TV, playing different characters.
3. She has been in a relationship with Tony Stewart since 2016
Tony Stewart and Pennelope Jimenez began their love story back in 2016 after they met through an act of coincidence. Within a short time of a happy relationship together, they got engaged to each other, and although details are yet unknown, the couple is believed to be blessed with two children.
4. She is a beautiful woman
Pennelope Jimenez used to be a model, so it goes without saying that she is a beautiful woman, but her beauty, if it can be quantified, lies in a body with a height of 5 feet 7 inches with a lean body weight of 57 kg. Additionally, she has dark brown hair and brown colored eyes.
5. Pennelope Jimenez works with underprivileged kids
Since she put the world of modeling and acting behind her, Pennelope Jimenez has instead focused her time and energy working with underprivileged children through her fiancée’s foundation, Tony Stewart Foundation.
Pennelope has been using her experience and contact to help the children under the foundation’s care live a better life.
She is from a multi-racial family.
Pennelope Jimenez was born to a Spanish father while her mother is of French descent. Other than her parents’ primary ethnicity, her father is also believed to be of Mexican and Filipino origins.