Jennifer Hawkins

Jennifer Hawkins


12/22/1983, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Birth Name

Jennifer Hawkins


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Jennifer Hawkins was a Newcastle Knights NRL cheerleader, before she was named Miss. Universe Australia 2004, in a late low-key ceremony. With her great personality and looks, she travelled across to the Miss. Universe paegent, and was crowned Miss. Universe 2004. Following the year spent as Miss. Universe,…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Jennifer has been cast in a small role in The Pink Panther sequel, which stars Steve Martin. She was asked to be the female lead, but was forced to turn it down due to other work committments.

    • Jennifer appeared on an episode of Deal Or No Deal, playing for charity and a home viewer, in the lead up to her appearance on Dancing With The Stars.

    • Jennifer believes that surfing is the best form of exercise.

    • She is 1.83 metres (6 foot) tall.

    • Footage of Jennifer as presenter of The Great Outdoors was seen on the long-running Australian medical show All Saints.

    • Jennifer was one of the presenters for the 2006 Emirates Melbourne Cup.

    • Jennifer has blue eyes.

    • After working as a cheerleader, she turned to modeling.

    • Jennifer worked as a cheerleader for the Hunter Pirates basketball team.

    • Jennifer became the ambassador for Grand Waterfront in August of 2006, which is a residential development in Hong Kong.

    • Jennifer endorsed a range of Asus laptops in Sydney in November, 2006, the proceeds of which went towards a special edition pink S6 to The National Breast Cancer Foundation.

    • Jennifer was the first Australian to win the Miss Universe pageant since Kerry Anne Wells in 1972.

    • Jennifer was the first Australian to make the semi-finals of the Miss Universe pageant since 1992.

    • Jennifer is one of the presenters on the travel show The Great Outdoors, screening on Channel 7.

    • Jennifer is a mad Newcastle Knights supporter and often attends their matches.

    • In 2004, just after she was crowned Miss. Universe, she was involved in a fashion show at Westfield Miranda, when she stepped on the hem of her skirt causing a wardrobe malfunction when her skirt slipped off, leaving in her in only her g-string. This moment became number one on 20 To 1's "Most Embarrassing Moments" and is seen in the show's background every episode. The incident also saw a sharp rise in Google searches for 'Jennifer Hawkins'.

    • In 2006 she received an invitation to attend a Year 12 formal as the date of one of the boys. After initially accepting, she then chose to decline following the media attention and she also didn't want to draw attention away from the other couples. However, she did agree to meet with Bathurst school student Daniel Dibley and have lunch with him.

      This came at the same time that Erin McNaught, another Miss. Australia winner, received a similar invitation to a Year 10 formal, which she attended.

    • Before becoming Miss. Australia, she was a cheerleader for the Newcastle Knights NRL side.

    • Her favourite nightclub is Fanny's, in downtown Newcastle, NSW.

    • Jennifer is a natural blonde, the first to win the Miss. Universe title since 1989 when Angela Visser of the Netherlands won the crown.

    • Before being crowned Miss Universe in 2004, Jennifer was crowned Miss Australia.

    • New Zealand airport officials have banned a billboard of Jennifer because it was deemed too raunchy. Jennifer appears on the billboard dressed in red lacy lingerie, holding a stuffed rhino, with the ad's tagline - "Feeling horny?"

    • In January 2007, Jennifer signed a history-making $4 million contract to be the face of retail giant Myer. She was also given stock options in the retailer. The deal, which also includes a bonus if sales targets are reached, is the most lucrative ever struck by an Australian-based model.

    • She stars in Guy Sebastions new video clip "Elevator Love" as a love interest.

    • She was the winner of the 2004 Miss Universe pageant.

  • Quotes

    • Jennifer: (On her wardrobe malfunction on the catwalk) I wish I wore better underwear!

    • Jennifer: (Responding to comparisons between herself and Elle MacPherson) Elle's success is a really good blueprint to follow, but I could only dream of her success. She has carved out an incredible career and grown some incredible businesses without being on TV or being in the movies. It's all through modelling.

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