Jennifer Hawkins refuses to talk about her relationship with Donald Trump

Donald Trump kisses Miss Universe, Jennifer Hawkins at a cocktail party hosted by the Hon. Ken Allen, Consul General of Australia, in celebration of her crowning. Photo / Getty
Donald Trump kisses Miss Universe, Jennifer Hawkins at a cocktail party hosted by the Hon. Ken Allen, Consul General of Australia, in celebration of her crowning. Photo / Getty

The Donald Trump effect has hit Australian beauty Jennifer Hawkins who has been cancelling a slate of interviews so she won't be asked about the controversial Republican candidate.

Hawkins - host of Foxtel's popular reality programme, Australia's Next Top Model - was booked for a series of interviews to promote the tenth season of the show.

Jennifer Hawkins wearing Alex Perry and millinery by Ann Shoebridge poses at the Myer Marquee on Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse. Photo /Getty
Jennifer Hawkins wearing Alex Perry and millinery by Ann Shoebridge poses at the Myer Marquee on Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse. Photo /Getty

However in recent weeks Hawkins has been cancelling interviews in quick succession - unwilling to be probed about her relationship with Trump.

Hawkins' manager, Sean Anderson of 22 Management, last week told one newspaper: "Jennifer is not interested and will not be commenting on Donald Trump. She is not interested in getting involved in the politics."

Donald Trump, Miss Universe Jennifer Hawkins and Miss USA Shandi Finnessey attends the Billionaire Birthday Bash for Donald Trump at The Trump Taj Mahal on June 6, 2004. Photo / Getty
Donald Trump, Miss Universe Jennifer Hawkins and Miss USA Shandi Finnessey attends the Billionaire Birthday Bash for Donald Trump at The Trump Taj Mahal on June 6, 2004. Photo / Getty

Hawkins has pulled out of interviews with The Daily Telegraph, Woman's Day, KIISFM's Kyle and Jackie O and Nova radio in the past week.

In 2004, Hawkins won the Trump-sponsored Miss Universe pageant.

That year, the businessman, who bought the pageant in 1996 and sold it in 2015, described 20-year-old Hawkins as "the most beautiful Miss Universe I have seen in many, many years."

Trump admitted in 2005 to having hair envy concerning the Newcastle cheerleader.

Miss Universe, Jennifer Hawkins and Donald Trump pose for photographers at a cocktail party hosted by the Hon. Ken Allen, Consul General of Australia. Photo / Getty
Miss Universe, Jennifer Hawkins and Donald Trump pose for photographers at a cocktail party hosted by the Hon. Ken Allen, Consul General of Australia. Photo / Getty

"There were about 97 beautiful women in this dressing room in Quito, Ecuador, and my eyes were immediately drawn to this stunning blonde, combing her hair," he said at an Australian government reception in New York to fete Hawkins.

"My first thought was, 'Wow, I'd love to have hair like that', which was kind of surprising, even to me, because there were all these other beauties around her in various stages of undress. But Jennifer's very special, and I don't want all this to change her."

Hawkins moved into a lavish apartment in Trump's signature Fifth Avenue complex, Trump Tower, for a year as part of her Miss Universe prize.

Donald Trump and Miss Universe Jennifer Hawkins pose for photographers at a cocktail party celebrating her crowning on July 28, 2004 in New York City. Photo / Getty
Donald Trump and Miss Universe Jennifer Hawkins pose for photographers at a cocktail party celebrating her crowning on July 28, 2004 in New York City. Photo / Getty

Her relationship with Newcastle carpenter Jake Wall, to whom she is now married, was put on hold while she was abroad with her Miss Universe commitments, from which she was paid a salary.

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At the time, Trump was romancing Melania Knauss, the woman who became his third wife in 2005. Hawkins would return to Sydney and reunite with Wall who she married in 2013.

Jake Wall and Jennifer Hawkins pose on the red carpet during the Myer Spring 16 Launch at Hordern Pavilion on August 23, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Photo / Getty
Jake Wall and Jennifer Hawkins pose on the red carpet during the Myer Spring 16 Launch at Hordern Pavilion on August 23, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Photo / Getty

In September 2011, Trump spoke at a National Achievers Conference at the Sydney Entertainment Centre alongside Anthony Robbins.

Hawkins introduced Trump to the audience before Trump blasted Hawkins' manager on stage for demanding a fee for the model to appear at the conference.

After making up, the pair enjoyed a quiet dinner together at a Sydney restaurant.

Jennifer Hawkins arrives at the 58th Annual Logie Awards at Crown Palladium on May 8, 2016 in Melbourne. Photo / Getty
Jennifer Hawkins arrives at the 58th Annual Logie Awards at Crown Palladium on May 8, 2016 in Melbourne. Photo / Getty

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