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Hawkins to host Next Top Model
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Jennifer Hawkins has been named the new host of Australia's Next Top Model when it returns to our screens in 2012.

One of the most sought-after presenting gigs on television, Hawkins follows in the footsteps of of Erika Heynatz, Jodhi Meares and Sarah Murdoch to host the Foxtel show.

The popular model will start filming in January on what will be the eighth instalment of the popular reality series.


"To me, this is an awesome opportunity to be part of an iconic TV show and I can't wait for production to start," Hawkins said.

With long term modelling contracts and prestige ambassador roles across some of Australia’s biggest brands, Jennifer is one of the most in demand and popular working models in Australia.

Foxtel Executive Director of Television Brian Walsh said they were "thrilled" to have Hawkins on board.
"Jennifer represents everything all models aspire to be," he said.

"She's successful, popular, hardworking and has truly made her mark in this country.

"As our new host, she will bring her own personal experience, style and brand to the series, giving the aspiring contestants a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn from one of the best."