When you type “Jennifer Hawkins” into Google, the suggested term that follows is “plastic surgery”.
Hawkins, the 30-year-old former Miss Universe who went on to find a self-tanning empire and work as the host of Australia’s Next Top Model, is accused of getting work done by so many people, so regularly, that late last week the Australian Women’s Weekly took it upon themselves to flat-out ask her about it.
She responded like this:
“When someone says ‘under the knife’ I don’t have a reaction. Everyone in the industry gets that. That’s fine. I’m cool with that. I’m cool with people having an opinion, but as I said, I am happy with who I am as a person and really just want to live my life. I can’t live my life around what other people say. They just don’t get me, that’s how I take it.”
The media reaction was instant. The Daily Telegraph ran with the headline “Jennifer Hawkins denies having plastic surgery”, tweeting “You be the judge” from their Sydney Confidential account with the following image:
— Sydney Confidential (@SydConfidential) May 2, 2014