Jennifer Walcott - Biography & Career
Jennifer Walcott was born on May 8, 1977, in Youngstown, Ohio. Before she had dreams of becoming one of Hugh Hefner's bunny, Walcott was a dedicated ballet dancer. At the age of 3, she fell in love with the art and trained at top schools for 10 years. Also a talented writer, Jennifer showed promise as a poet after one of her poems won a statewide Reader's Digest contest.
Involved in Brownies and other community organizations through elementary and high school, Walcott shaped up to be a multi-talented student. While exceeding academically, she became a cheerleader and, after giving up on ballet, realized modeling could become an exciting hobby. Though she lacked the height to be a runway model, Jennifer soon concluded that, somehow, she would make it in the industry.
Graduating from Lowellville High School in 1995, Jennifer went cross country to visit her boyfriend, who had recently moved to Los Angeles. Realizing that the West Coast was the place to be for potential models, Walcott returned to Youngstown, packed her bags and drove all the way back to California.
Initially, Jennifer had it rough. She worked two jobs to pay her bills and enrolled at Santa Monica College in business. One night, while relaxing at a sports bar, however, her luck improved. A producer of FOX Sports West's Big Show noticed her and offered her a position on the program. Without hesitation, Jennifer took the job, which lasted for a year.
This initial exposure led to modeling with California Extreme, a sportswear company. Three and a half years after first moving to L.A., Jennifer's career was looking up.
In fact, just before leaving for Chicago to live temporarily with her ailing grandmother, she attended the Midsummer's Night Dream Party at the Play..boy mansion, thanks to an invitation from a friend. At the mansion, Walcott was able to make connections with several "in" people.
Returning to Los Angeles in 2001, Jennifer received her very own invite to Play..boy's Valentine's Party. There, she met Hugh Hefner and, of course, he was smitten. Hef made her Miss August 2001, and from there, Jennifer's career took off. Through Play..boy connections and her affiliation with the sporting Play..boy Extreme Team, she appeared on episodes of Wild On, Russian Roulette (on the Game Show Network), Street Smarts and MTV Cribs. The latter job led to her co-hosting MTV Spring Break 2002.
She continued to show up on TV, most notably on Weakest Link, Dog Eat Dog and Ripley's Believe it or Not. Modeling-wise, Jennifer did covers for Iron Man, Muscle & Fitness Hers, Physical as well as a Bacardi ad.
She was featured in Play..boy's 2003 calendar and could also be seen in Stun magazine and a Flirt catalogue.
Proving to be a real workaholic, Jennifer bounced from print modeling to two videos for Play..boy: Barefoot Beauties and Play..boy Hot Lips, Hot Legs. When not living the high life with fellow bunnies at the famous mansion, Walcott continues to pose for magazines and audition for TV hosting roles.