Jennifer Hawkins was born in Newcastle, Australia, near Sydney, in 1984.
Hair Color: Blonde
Jennifer was the youngest of four children, her parents, homemaker Gail and train company manager Robert, remain happily married to this day. At age 5, Jennifer took up dancing, and she was a quiet student and always at top of her classes. She earned a legal secretarial and office administration certificate.
Even while working for a law firm in 2001, Jennifer
never lost sight of her modeling ambitions. That same year, she
won a national dance competition.
In 2001 she was named the National Rugby League's
Cheergirl of the Year and got on the cover of Big League magazine
(the National Rugby League's official publication). That was the
start of her modeling career - first she modeled for a student designer
fashion show, then moved on to beauty pagenats - and soon she was
Newcastle's Miss Surfest.
Jennifer won the title of Miss Australia which gave her national attention - and the chance to participate in the Miss Universe pageant in Quito, Ecuador, in 2004. Jennifer became Miss Universe and besides some knick-knack, she was awarded a $45,000 film school scholarship and an apartment in New York.
She welcomed the opportunity to become an ambassador for charitable organizations such as the Global Health Council, amfAR, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and YouthAIDS.
Now Adam Sandler is said to want her to co-star in upcoming movie 'Click' which might be her breakthrough into a movie career.
"The first time I caught a wave standing up on a board, it was such an exhilarating moment. It was like being accepted into the men's club as it is such a male-dominated sport and a fundamental way of life in Newcastle."
"The Great Outdoors" (1992)
TV Series ... Herself