Jenn Sterger Bio: Early Life, Career, Controversy & Net Worth

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Jenn [Jennifer Lynette] Sterger is an American model, writer cum columnist, and interviewer. She worked in different areas during her early days, struggling to establish her career.

Her work as a matchday host for the New York Jets’ professional American football team turned her career. It made her famous all over America. 

Not to mention, Jenn is also the wife of a famous American former professional baseball player of Major League Baseball, Cody Decker.

Jenn Sterger
Jenn Sterger

Today we will delve into Jen Sterger’s early life, career, net worth, personal life, and other vital information to clarify your doubts to the best of our ability.

So, stick around and enjoy the read. But, before moving on, check out the undermentioned quick facts!

Quick Facts:

Full Name Jennifer Lynette Sterger
Birth Date 1983
Birth Place Miami, Florida
Nick Name Jen
Religion Undefined
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Education Florida State University
Horoscope Not available
Father’s Name Leo Sterger
Mother’s Name Unknown
Siblings Unknown
Age 41 Years Old
Height 5’2
Weight Not available
Shoe Size Unavailable
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Body Measurement Unknown
Build Mesomorph (Muscular)
Married Yes
Spouse Cody Decker
Children None
Profession Writer, Interviewer, Model
Net Worth $1.5 million
Social Media Facebook, Instagram
Merch The Tenant (Movie)
Last Update July, 2024

Who is Jenn Sterger? Early Life, Personality, Discovery

Jennifer Lynette Sterger shortly, Jenn Sterger was born in Miami, Florida. She completed high school in Florida. After that, she moved to Tampa for her further studies.

She has done a double degree in her bachelor’s. Having a decent personality, she always likes to keep her life simple.

In real life, Sterger is different because she doesn’t choose to wear short dresses. But, most of the time, Sterger likes to wear a baseball hat.

During an interview with ABC, she told the channel that she doesn’t wear high heels or tipsy-topsy shoes.

Jenn Sterger
Beautiful Jenn Sterger.

Rather she likes to wear flip-flops and converse shoes. Even though she has starred in world-famous magazines, she still prefers to be a simple Floridian girl.

When she finished her bachelor’s, she decided to become a cheerleader girl for Florida State University.

Her work was to wear attractive dresses and cheer for the team. As a daily routine, she was cheerleading in a football match. But that match turned her life entirely.

Epic Discovery of Jenn Sterger

During a football match between Florida State University and Miami, she was cheering through the crowds with her friends. Suddenly, the cameraman focused for nearly fifteen seconds towards her.

While airing live on the ABC Television, the commentator quoted, “1,500 red-blooded men just decided to apply to Florida State.”

Jenn Sterger (Left) stands as an FSU Cowgirl in 2005
Jenn Sterger (Left) stands as an FSU Cowgirl in 2005.

It was the first moment when she got discovered — and it foregrounded her professional career.

Different magazines — including Maxim, called her for a photoshoot. Though she got rejected as a model in the past days, she got accepted by Maxim.

Jenn Sterger | Professional Career 

Sterger applied for different magazines when she was in high school. Her passion for modeling grew stronger after her friends praised her breasts and body structure.

So, she decided to contact different modeling agencies. As mentioned earlier, her height is only 5’2. That’s why every agency rejected her because of her short stature.

Beginning of Modeling | Maxim Photoshoot Career

Sterger quit her interest to become a professional model until she got contacted by Maxim, a popular men’s magazine — which features actresses and models.

Maxim made contact because she got exposed to the ABC news. Later, she posed for a nude photoshoot for Playboy — and it made her a celebrity model.

After many years, she explained, posing for a nude photoshoot was not bad because it was apparent at that time.

Jenn Sterger poses for Maxim
Sterger poses for Maxim.

After becoming a model, Sterger also worked as a spokesperson for Dr. Pepper, a soft drink company, and Sprint, a telecommunications company.

She quickly endorsed herself for different media outlets — and gave interviews that helped her to gain popularity.

End of Modelling and Removal of Breast Implants

For modeling, Sterger kept learning from other celebrities and did a lot of hard work to maintain her physique.

But she hid a secret about her breasts. In 2009, during an interview, she explained that she does not need her breast implants.

She said she didn’t want to do photoshoots anymore because her interest in modeling declined. After modeling, she wanted to do works for TV shows.

Jenn Sterger | Contributions in Sports and Media

After establishing herself as a prominent model, she also started working as a sports columnist in Sports Illustrated.

She actively engaged in writing about American football, baseball, and basketball. Sterger got involved in writing for a short time.

Further, she started posting things on She wrote about sports teams, their flaws, and strategies.

Seeing her writings, Sports Illustrated quickly hired her. When she started working for Sports Illustrated, her passion for her writing developed.

She found her niche and began to work under the editor, which was quite astonishing for a beginner.

Sterger gained status while working as a columnist. Her writings became eminent. In 2010, she also started her acting career.

Moreover, she had worked in a thriller horror movie called The Tenant. However, the film didn’t impress audiences. Yet, she didn’t give up.

Likewise, she also worked in the documentary, The Push for Permission. Acting for films was her dream, so she decided to follow her passion for struggling in Los Angeles.

Struggles of Sterger

Sterger has faced many hard times, every time she hadn’t achieved success. She failed many times in the media industry.

She hosted a TV show for ABC channel — which later did not air due to low ratings. After a time, she moved to Versus, a TV channel.

There, she hosted a show named The Daily Line; but it was also closed because it did not gain audience popularity.

Later, she was contacted by a sister channel from Fox Sports for sports reporting. But she wasn’t satisfied doing that job, so she canceled the contract.

After struggling for a short period, the New York Jets recruited her as a Gameday host. Her duty was to wear sexy dresses to appear in front of the audience and cheer up the crowds.

She was successful in doing this job. Furthermore, her appearance and glossy look attracted crowds.

After working with the Jets for a year, a controversy arose about Sterger and Brett Favre, the NFL superstar.

Controversial Brett Favre Allegations

When NFL superstar Brett Favre signed with the New York Jets, it created a sensation around the internet.

Favre is only one person to achieve the Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player Award.

He won many Super Bowls while playing with Green Bay Packers. The jets also expected to grab the titles so, they brought him.

But in 2010, a news report published in — a famous sports magazine headlined as Brett Favre Once Sent Me Cock [Penis] Shots: Not A Love Story.

It uncovered the shady truths about Favre. It exposed the voicemails sent by Favre to Sterger calling his home to have “fun” with her— and also revealed the pictures of a hand wearing an expensive watch and holding a penis — alleged to be Favre’s.

Favre’s Defame Turned Sterger’s Popularity

The controversy started in 2008 when Favre signed the Jets. Favre had a generous personality. He had contributed to many charities and social works.

Brett fans did not believe in Jenn’s allegations, so she got trolled as a Gold Digger. His fans claimed Sterger as a mischievous unsuccessful woman who wanted to spoil a superstar’s career.

But Sterger’s fan also responded to the troll. They showed commitment towards her and kept her unstressed.

Sterger told the media that she was once depressed because her trolls circulated on Myspace. In a short period, Sterger entered mainstream media headlines.

She took a bold move to expose Favre through a prominent magazine. The leaked photographs and audio clips were strong evidence to verdict Favre.

But a problem arose when she interviewed with ABC. In the interview, she explained that neither she has seen Favre directly or has he.

So, why did Favre attempted to send the texts? The enigma remains uncovered for a long time.

However, the committee conducted an investigation — and the result was not in her favor. But Favre had to pay a 50,000 dollars fine for misbehaving.

The commission concluded that there were no strong proofs to decide whether Favre had sent those photos. And Favre acquitted of the allegations.

Favre’s fame got degraded because of Jenn. Gradually, his reputation eroded due to the controversy.

There was a rumor that Favre and Sterger had a settlement. However, later Sterger denied that and stayed with her decision.

End of Agreement with the Jets

After the controversy, Sterger’s fame grew stronger. Media houses invited her for numerous interviews, talk shows, and TV programs.

Her demand in the media industry became rampant. Some media houses labeled her as a Gold Digger, and some admired her as a bold female.

However, the controversy allotted herself to become an icon — a respected celebrity in her hometown, Miami, Florida.

She frequently used to visit baseball, football, and basketball games. Sterger’s desire for sports never died.

But she lost her interest in working with the Jets, so she decided to quit the job. Sterger moved to Los Angeles to follow her career in acting.

Jenn Sterger | Alluring Social Media Engagement

Jenn Sterger is a social media geek; she frequently uses her Facebook account. Her fan following is also great in numbers.

On her Facebook, she often uploads images. Her fans find her sexy. In 2008, 20 Hottest Women of the Web — shown on E! Entertainment Television listed her.

Sterger has a unique figure and sexy breasts. However, after that, she removed her breast implants.

Sterger frequently wrote about her thoughts on her blog during the difficult period. Between 2010-2016 she found herself completely broken.

Jenn Sterger and Cody Decker
Jenn Sterger and Cody Decker.

She used to write stories and essays on her blog site. But after 2016, she stopped writing. Sterger is a baseball fan from the beginning of her life.

She prefers to watch baseball on her weekends. She is also a perfect bowler and had bowled an average of 200 while playing leagues.

Sterger is happily married to Cody Decker, a former Major League Baseball player. Decker and Sterger got engaged in 2016, and they married in 2018. They currently reside in Los Angeles.

Jenn Sterger | Net Worth and Salary

Jenn Sterger earns $50,000 per year. She is living a decent life in Los Angeles. As mentioned earlier, she is a simple girl who does not prefers to show off.

It is believed that Jenn Sterger has a total net worth of $1.5 million.

However, including her husband, Cody Decker’s total net worth of $25 million, it will be estimated at $26.5 million to spend for Jenn Sterger.

Social Media Presence:

Facebook: 567.7k Followers

Instagram: 55.2k followers

Some FAQs:

What did Brent Musburger say about Jenn Sterger?

In 2005 during an ABC broadcast of a college football game between the University of Miami and Florida State.

The camera showed a group of Florida State fans at the front of the crowd, including Jenn Sterger. After seeing that, Musburger commented about Jenns looks saying,

“Fifteen hundred red-blooded Americans just decided to apply to Florida State,”

How did Jenn Sterger and Cody Decker meet?

Jenn Stager and Cody Decker meet on Twitter. Jen followed Cody first on Twitter. After connecting, they found out that they already had a ton of mutual friends. So, eventually, they just got into talking.

After a year and a half of talking and knowing each other, the duo got engaged in 2016 and later got married in 2018.

Where is Jenn Sterger doing now?

As of now, Jenn Sterger works as a backstage interviewer for All Elite Wrestling (AEW). It is a professional wrestling company founded in 2019. 

Does Jenn Sterger and Cody Decker have a child?

Jenn Sterger and Cody Decker don’t share any children as of now. If there will be any official announcement or information regarding Jenn’s pregnancy or child in the future, we will surely update here about it.

When did Jenn Sterger pose for playboy?

Jenn Sterger posed for Maxim and Playboy magazines in 2006.

Aaditya Bhatta
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