Jennifer Joseph grew up as a shy child in an outgoing ethnic family. Overweight and uninterested in school, she would escape to her room singing at the top of her lungs to an imaginary audience. Such artists as Linda Ronstadt, Barbra Streisand, and Aretha Franklin would be heard throughout the neighborhood. In a chance encounter at 18, a friend would hear her sing and suggest she get in shape and fulfill her lifelong dream of performing in front of a real audience. That vote of confidence was all it took. At 19 she started singing in major casinos all over the Las Vegas strip and eventually was the principal vocalist in major shows such as Folies Bergere` and Legends in Concert. After a while, Jennifer went on to perfect a tribute to one of her favorite singers, Linda Ronstadt and appear in Atlantic City, NJ; Branson, MO; Myrtle Beach, SC showrooms, just to name a few.
In 1995 she won the title of Miss Nevada and went on to win the Talent Award at the 1995-96 Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City. With that title she was able to mentor thousands of kids about how to raise their self-esteem and overcome hardships. She has been in many plays and musicals through out this time and she would also perform and record with Julio Eglasias and Debbie Reynolds. In 1998 she braved the Harlem audience to get a standing ovation at Showtime at the Apollo. Jennifer competed on the reality TV show “The Entertainer, Starring Wayne Newton” upon which she was showcased internationally. She displayed charisma, leadership, talent and professionalism throughout the whole competition, which brought her to be one of the three finalists with an amazing finish. She immediately went on to sing back up for Mr. Las Vegas himself, Wayne Newton, in his show.
Recently, she won the appreciation of Mr. Don Rickles when she opened for him at the HBO Comedy Festival at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. This multitalented woman has sang, danced and acted her way through stage, television and the silver screen yet still manages to stay a bit shy like the girl next door she’ll always be.