Youngest sister: Amy McCarthy Younger sister: Joanne McCarthy Older
Sister: Lynette McCarthy Personal Manager: Ray Manzella Dog: Bubba
She grew up with her three sisters, a stay-at-home mom, and her
father, a steel-plant foreman.
She was MVP of her high school softball & field hockey team. Jenny
later attended Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville for
In 1992 Jenny was attending nursing school at Southern Illinois University.
However, she had some financial problems, not having enough money
to afford her studies. She decided to quit school and pursue a career
in modeling. In 1993 she was a struggling model, until Playboy appearance.
Playboy Playmate of the Month October 1993 Playboy Playmate of the
Year 1994 In 1996 she was in People magazine 50 most beautiful people
Initially she was rejected. She was told that "She was too curvy".
Jenny persevered, hand-delivering her photographs, personally to the
Playboy magazine's office in Chicago. The editors liked the pictures,
and paid her $20,000 to pose as Miss October 1993. At the end of 1993,
she won the Playmate of the Year title, and $100,000 in cash.