Afef Jnifen is a supermodel from Italy. She was born in Tunisia. There is a strange story related to the beginning of her modelling career. Well-known photographer Jean-Paul Goude was shooting for an ad on a beach in the Bahamas. On the same beach, Afef was roaming and she got noticed by Jean Paul. He asked Jnifen to shoot an ad and asked her to think about a career in modelling. He also asked Jnifen to get in touch with the famous designer Azzedine Alaia. After that Jnifen did not take a look back. She did whatever was needed to establish herself as a model.
Through her hard work and persistence, Jnifen proved her worth and became one of the best models in Europe within a short span. Since then, she has worked with all top designers including Fendi, Cavalli, Armani, and Gaulter. She has been working as a model for more than a decade. She has also been a L’Oréal Paris ambassador. In addition to being a top model, Jnifen has an interest in advocating causes like civil and human rights. She makes good use of her celebrity status to further these humanitarian causes.
Early Days of Afef Jnifen
Jnifen was born in Tunisia in 1963. She was the fourth among six children. Jnifen is the only daughter to her parents. Her father was an ambassador to different Middle eastern countries like Iraq, Libya, and Lebanon.
Jnifen settled in Italy when she started collaboration with magazines like Vanity Fair and Panorama. The columns with Jnifen’s presence were enthusiastically followed by millions of Italian women. Since 1997, Jnifen has attracted lots of attention for her appearances in different Italian shows. She had a strong character and her courageous statements on different political issues made her a well-known public figure in Italy. She embarked on a new journey with Rai1, and started presenting different programs on Italian channels.
Most of the shows that she presented were related to topics like culture, diversity, minority rights, and women’s rights. In 2004, she presented the famous Le Iene show and afterwards she was a part of La Grande Notte on Rai2. Jnifen was also awarded a Television Oscar in 2007 for her immense contribution to Italian Television.
Academic Details of Afef Jnifen
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Personal details of Afef Jnifen
Real Name: Afef Jnifen
Celebrity Name: Afef Jnifen
Place of Birth: Medicine, Tunisia
Current City: Italy
Birthday: 3rd November, 1963
Profession: Actress, fashion model, TV personality
Eye Colour: Dark brown
Hair Colour: Dark brown
Net Worth: $5 million
Family details of Afef Jnifen
Mother’s Name: Saida Benina
Father’s Name: Mohamed Jenifer
Number of Siblings: 5 brothers
Spouse Name: Marco Tronchetti Provera (2001-2018)
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Body measurements of Afef Jnifen
Body Physique: Slim
Height in Feet: 5 feet 9 inches
Height in Metres: 1.76 m
Weight in Kg: 58 kg
Weight in Pound: 128 lbs
Body Measurements: 34-26-35
Bra Size: 32B
Waist Size: 26 inches / 66 cm
Hip Size: 35 inches/91 cm
Shoe Size (US): 9.5
Dress Size (US): 4
Relationship Details of Afef Jnifen
As per our research, Jnifen’s first marriage lasted only for a few years. When she settled in Italy in the 90s, she married the famous lawyer, Marco Provera. She started dating Marco in 1999. Afef Jnifen has two relationships before marrying Marco. The couple also has a son.
Net Worth of Afef Jnifen
Jnifen is one of the richest models not only in Italy, but among other countries of the world. As per our research and an article published in Business Insider, Afef Jnifen’s net worth is almost $5 million as of 2022.
Career Details of Afef Jnifen
Jnifen settled in Italy in the 90s and she started collaboration with different magazines. Magazines with articles about Jnifen were followed enthusiastically by Italian women. Between 1996 and 1997, Jnifen was getting attention for her bold and beautiful attention on TV shows. She was not just a model, but also spoke well about different social and political topics. Although she was present on TV shows, her actual career in TV began with Rai1. in 2009, Jnifen also started working for an international TV channel by the name Nessma TV. She also got interested in acting while she was doing TV shows. Thus, in 1999, she participated in the Alberto Sironi’s telefilm named Ladro Di Merendine.
In addition to modelling, acting, and TV shows she has been a brand ambassador for L’Oréal Paris since 2008. She has also worked for many humanitarian causes. Currently, she is the brand ambassador for Action Innocence, which is an organization helping to protect children’s dignity and integrity against paedophilia and sexual abuse.
Best moments from Afef Jnifen’s career
Jnifen has a career spanning more than four decades, there have been numerous moments that can be called the best moments. The first best moment is of 2016, when she was invited to be the jury member at the Project Runway Middle East edition. At this time, she was acting as a mentor for aspiring creatives and provided them with words of wisdom regarding designs and industry.
Curly hair has been a signature for Jnifen. In 2008, she was chosen to represent the new hair care range for curly and wavy hair. LÓreal Paris has been her favourite brand. Jnifen has been a forerunner in terms of trends and science. Thus, representing the new product line for LÓreal was one of the best moments for Jnifen.
Jnefin has walked numerous runways in her long career. But she has a special love for civil and human rights. She has done a few life-changing work throughout her career by acting as an agitator against the Arab cause. Her hard work paid off when she was honoured at the Fashion 4 Development annual first ladies Luncheon in New York in 2017. She was honoured as a Goodwill ambassador for the Middle East.