Date: 8 November 1993
Publication: Time International pp55
Author: Emily Mitchell
JENNY SHIMIZU, 22, can, because until five months ago she was an auto mechanic in East Hollywood. The granddaughter of Japanese immigrants, she was a tomboy who went to trade school, learning all about carburetors and manifolds. "Guys thought of me as a grimy girl as fearless as they were," she says. Not always. After appearing in a music video, she is now the hottest model on the Paris-Milan runways. The lady astride a monkey wrench is only one of Shimizu's four tattoos -- all of them real. Her too.