Hold it a sec, a reader request for an update on Jennifer Eichler aka Jennifer Foley aka The Watson’s Girl seemed reasonable enough. After all, it’s been two years since last we checked in on the grrrl who broke a thousand hearts while hustling above ground pools and tanning beds alongside step dad Andy Prefontaine.
These days Watson’s goes by Family Leisure and the buxom young woman that every red blooded Johnny Dare listener had the hots for is nowhere to be found.
She’s pretty much gone down periscope.
Just two years ago when I tracked Eichler she was on fire.
She was divorced, single, sporting a new boob job in TV ads for an Indianapolis plastic surgeon, popping up at charity events and in social columns in Indy, hosting an R-rated podcast and “reacquainting” herself with being single.
A You Tube video promoting a podcast she put out featured a sultry Eichler lying on a bed, cloaked in white sheets warned, “We’re going to be talking about everything. Maybe even things that have happened in my bed.”
So what’s the latest on the 20-something girl who proudly told me right before she got married a dozen or so years ago that she was looking forward to becoming a MILF?
Not at her stepfather’s Family Leisure store. Not at the plastic surgeon’s office that she modeled her boobs for two years back. And not at the Indianapolis Star.
“I honestly don’t know anything,” says Talk of the Town columnist Cathy Kightlinger. “I do know this though, I don’t think she’s dead. I know that she’s alive.”
That’s a relief.
After a quick further check Kightlinger advised, “She was recently on a talk show. She was a caller who called in. I think it was a sports talk show – Query & Schultz.”
Host Jake Query caught up to Eichler two weeks ago while she was on a family vacation.
“We had her on jokingly because there was a big celebrity softball game with all these media people and we weren’t invited,” Query says. “So we decided to do a D-list celebrity softball game and her name kept coming up – The Watson’s Girl – so we tracked her down and she came on the program.”
Is she remarried, dating, doing soft porn, selling shoes, teaching scuba – anything?
Query has no idea, but at this stage of the game – at the ripe young age of 35 – the illustrious Watson’s Girl has become something of an anomaly, a zeitgeist, a blurry visage of the mid 1990s and early 2000s.
Eichler’s go-go days appear to be behind her.
She got her TV swimsuit gig at age 17 and by the time she was 21 she was already the object of a weekly Watson’s Girl Watch on 98.9 The Rock, had grand marshaled Elvis Day in KC and was appearing in a local car insurance TV ads.
A check of Eichler’s Facebook page reveals she did some ad work last fall for Family Leisure in Indy – tanning bed, I think – and she appears to hitting the party trail on a regular basis. Maybe she needs a Scribe hookup?
“She’s a little girl with a big body. She’s just been blessed. It just came about.”
Eichler could not be reached for this column.