Jennifer Hawkins (born 22 December 1983) is an Australian beauty queen, model and television presenter best known as Miss Universe 2004 and the face of Australian department store Myer.
Hawkins was the first winner from Oceania since Lorraine Downes of New Zealand held the title in 1983, and the first Australian since Kerry Anne Wells in 1972.
Pageant co-owner Donald Trump described Hawkins as “the most beautiful Miss Universe I have seen in many, many years”. She received an elaborate Mikimoto pearl encrusted crown, worth $250,000 as well as an extensive prize package.
Hawkins was the first blonde haired woman to win the title since Angela Visser of the Netherlands in 1989. As Miss Universe, Hawkins represented the Miss Universe Organization.
She served as a judge for the Miss Universe 2008 finals in Vietnam. She signed a contract with the Seven Network at the 2004 Melbourne Cup Carnival.
Her first appearances were as a guest presenter on the network’s travel show, The Great Outdoors, where she took viewers on tours throughout the world. She served as the host and one of the judges for Australia’s Make Me a Supermodel, which debuted 6 August 2008 on the Seven Network.
She turned down the role of Sophie Solandres in the Pink Panther 2 due to scheduling conflicts, which was eventually given to Former Miss World and Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai.