Only two months shy of her 3rd birthday, Jennifer Korbin suffered the loss of her mother, a tragic event that would bring her closer to her beloved grandmother, but also push her in the direction of becoming a tomboy. The youngest and only girl in her immediate family, Jennifer would pay tribute to her mother with a special tattoo, and begin a childhood ripe with sports, outdoor activities and Playboy. Soccer and competitive gymnastics were her main sporting interests, but when she had the chance to stay at home, Jennifer’s Barbie collection morphed her into a fashion addict and later on, her brother’s Playboy collection sparked her interest in high-class nude modeling. In high school, she also literally charmed the pants off her crush by beating him in a game of strip poker.
Upon entering adulthood, Jennifer Korbin quickly learned how to balance her modeling ambitions with her equally strong desire to study serial killers. After completing a degree in interior design, she was inspired by a viewing of The Silence of the Lambs to study psychology and criminal justice, and she did just that at Texas Women’s University. At the same time, she signed a modeling contract with the famed Kim Dawson Agency, where she got her feet wet in shoe and modeling campaigns, but didn’t find them to hold the appropriately sexy edge that she was looking for. The edge eventually came from Playboy TV, where she appeared in a series of videos like 1992’s The Girls of the Cabaret Royale and the steamy film The Red Chair. Though she had the chance to possibly become a Playmate, Jennifer turned it down in favor of completing her academic studies.
By 1999, Jennifer Korbin had completed college and was back on the modeling circuit. After a chance meeting with a pageant director, she entered a Hawaiian Tropics competition in Texas and won, earning her a ticket to the national competition in Vegas. She finished 16th and caught the eye of the founders of Mystique magazine, a new sexy magazine with obvious Playboy inspirations. Jennifer posed nude for Mystique, helping the magazine off the ground and opening career doors that would lead to other appearances in popular mags like Maxim and Stuff. She would later appear in Playboy and also earn a selection as one of its Cyber Girls of the Week.
Having left her native Texas for the bright lights of Los Angeles, Jennifer Korbin joined the ranks of the other young beauties in town by pursuing an acting and hosting career. On the acting side of things, she started with small roles and bit parts on shows like The West Wing, opposite Rob Lowe and Allison Janney, Action and Suddenly Susan, opposite Brooke Shields, while learning the hosting ropes as a guest host on Mystique Magazine TV and Wild On. She would also explore her comedy side by appearing on The Man Show.
With a standout portfolio in nude modeling and blossoming acting skills, Jennifer Korbin entered the realm of steamy late-night television, a medium that would allow her to flaunt all of her physical assets and her new acting skills simultaneously. In 2002, she appeared in two episodes of ChromiumBlue.com, an erotic series from the mind of Zalman King, who years earlier had hired an unknown David Duchovny to read sordid letters (accompanied by on-screen sex) on Showtime’s Red Shoe Diaries. Jennifer did try to crack the ranks of prime-time television one more time with a small role on 2004’s ABC pilot, Patients, but the show never got picked up. She would remain under the television radar for most of the next five years.
Jennifer Korbin made her TV comeback in 2009 on the reality television circuit. She was a contestant on Solitary, a FOX Reality Channel series where contestants are locked inside isolation pods and must take orders from an electronic voice nicknamed “Val.” Jennifer didn’t take too kindly to Val’s requests and she was promptly eliminated, but she ventured over to skin-friendly Cinemax where she was cast as a model-turned-lingerie designer on the new series, Lingerie.