Jeisa Chiminazzo is a professional fashion model. She was born in Brazil on April 12, 1985. She grew up in Mucum, Rio Grande du Sol. She was born to parents Ernani and Ivone and has two sisters- Grace and Jessica. She wed British businessman Oliver Ripley on August 23, 2013 in a three day celebration that took place at Villa Erba on Lake Como, Italy.
She was fist discovered at the age of 13 in 1998, by a Brazilian actor who referred her to a modeling agency in Brazil. She spent a year shooting local magazine covers before signing with IMG Models in New York City. Shortly after she appeared on the covers of the Italian Elle and Marie Claire. In the years following she appeared in fashion campaigns for Jill Stuart, photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth, and Emanuel Ungaro. In July 2005, Chiminazzo was featured on the cover of Paris Vogue with Isabeli Fontana. The shoot was photographed by Mario Testino. To this date, Chiminazzo has graced the covers of Vogue in nine countries- France, Brazil, Russia, Britain, Japan, Spain and Germany.
Chiminazzo has posed in campaigns for Calvin Klein, La Perla, CK Jeans, Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Hugo Boss, Hermès, Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Karl Lagerfield, Marc Jacobs, Dior, Chanel, Topshop, Tiffany, Versus, Intimissimi, Warehouse, Accessorize, Vera Wang, Ungaro, Gap, Tommy Hilfiger, DKNY and Vera Wang among many others.
Since her first appearance at Fashion Week, she has walked in New York, Milan, London, Paris and São Paulo for leading designers including John Galliano, Valentino, Lanvin, Chanel, DKNY, Prada, Balenciago, Diane von Furstenberg, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Dolce & Gabbana, D&G, Fendi, Christian Dior and Kenzo.
She appeared in the 2006 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show as well as the 2008 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Chiminazzo's primary agency is IMG Models in New York City. She is also represented by Bleu in Beverly Hills, Francina in Barcelona, L'Equipe São Paulo, Louisa in Munich and Hamburg, SeeDS in Berlin and Why Not in Milan.