Miss Universe Jennifer Hawkins’ $10 Million Property Empire

By Peter Sarmas on 2 Aug 2013
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Almost a decade after she won the Miss Universe crown, Jennifer Hawkins has well and truly proven she is more than just a pretty face.

From cheerleader, to model, to TV host, to Myer ambassador, Hawkins has utilised her success in the spotlight to create an impressive business and property empire now worth $10 million.

Alongside newlywed husband Jake Wall, Hawkins and the builder-slash-model who married in March this year are fast on the way to becoming the next young Australian power couple.

“The Australia’s Next Top Model host also has three Newcastle homes… for a combined $1.4 million.”

As well as Hawkins’ many other lucrative business deals, including a new range of self-tanning lotions called J Bronze, swimwear range Cozi, footwear range JLH (both designed by the woman herself), and an assortment of endorsement deals with some of Australia’s biggest companies, Jennifer and Jake have recently purchased their sixth investment property to add to their growing portfolio.

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The couple reportedly spent $1.66 million on a three bedroom single storey beach cottage in their home town North Curl Curl, located on the northern beaches of Sydney.

The Pitt Road home was purchased prior to their Bali wedding through Ray White Freshwater agents Bernard Hachenberg and Graham Bennett.

The very well-positioned 762sqm property features panoramic bay views and a glimpse of the Sydney city skyline. The couple have recently lodged a development application for $900,000 of new works, including a new swimming pool.


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The Australia’s Next Top Model host also has three Newcastle homes – which she purchased during 2006-08 after being crowned Miss Universe in 2005 – for a combined $1.4 million.

In 2007, she spent $895,000 on a two bedroom unit in Bondi, and later paid $1.375 million for a prime piece of land in North Curl Curl, on which she spent a further million building a luxury architect-designed home.

Coming from humble beginnings, Jennifer is proud to have worked hard for her success. She told News Limited that she saved hard for all she has, even her first car.

“Hawkins has utilised her success in the spotlight to create an impressive business and property empire…”

“I worked three jobs to get that,” she says. “I invest my money. I’m not one to throw it around.”

Leveraging her success from the start of career in the spotlight, Hawkins, unlike many newfound celebrities, understands that fame can be fleeting.

“From the very beginning it has always been about making the best of your opportunities and making a plan for longevity in the industry.”

“When those opportunities came up I just grabbed them and I feel very grateful for them, but I also worked hard for them.”

About the Author

Peter Sarmas is a Certified Property Investment Advisor (PIAA) and Vendor/Buyer Advocate. Before becoming the founder of Street News, Peter completed a Degree in Applied Science (Chemistry) and a Graduate Diploma in Property Valuations (Hons). Peter believes property investing is a major and potentially risky undertaking. In his view, everyone should have an independent person acting on their behalf when seeking property investment advice.

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