Jeísa Chiminazzo (born April 12, 1985) is a Brazilian model currently residing in New York.
Chiminazzo grew up in Muçum, RS, Brazil, born to parents Ernani and Ivone of Italian and German descent. She has two sisters, Grace (6 years older) and Jéssica (5 years younger). She was discovered in 1998 at the age of 13 by a Brazilian actor who recommended her to a modeling agency.
Chiminazzo currently lives in New York and is dating businessman Oliver Ripley.
A year after first appearing the covers of local magazines, Chiminazzo was signed to notable agency IMG Models in New York, appearing in Italian editions of Elle and Marie Claire soon after. During her first few years as an international model, Chiminazzo appeared in several fashion campaigns, for designers such as Emanuel Ungaro and Jill Suart, where she was photographed by Ellen von Unwerth. In July 2005, Chiminazzo got her breakthrough with a Paris Vogue cover with Isabeli Fontana, photographed by Mario Testino.
Chiminazzo has now appeared on at least seven different editions of Vogue (Brazilian, Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Espana and Russian) and has become one of the most successful contemporary runway models, walking for many notable designers. As of 2006, Chiminazzo has been featured in campaigns for Calvin Klein, Roberto Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana, Hugo Boss, Hermès, and H&M, and has appeared in Victoria's Secret catalogs.
|Date of birth||April 12, 1985 (1985-04-12)|
|Place of birth||Muçum, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil|
|Height||5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m)|
|Hair color||Naturally dark brown|
|Measurements||32½-23-34½ (US); 82-60-87 (EU)|
|Dress size||34 (EU), 4 (US)|
|Shoe size||38 (EU), 6 (US)|