Jennifer Hawkins was knocked back for a hosting gig on Project Runway Australia before it was awarded to Megan Gale, reports confirm today.
“We did say no to Jennifer. We were approached by her management and felt she wasn’t right,” a Foxtel spokesman told the Daily Telegraph.
Sources at Fremantle Media said there were concerns Hawkins was too synonymous with the Seven Network. Hawkins hosted Make me a Supermodel for Seven but her network contract expired late last year.
Her agent Sean Anderson is understood to have approached Foxtel with her as host but now says her schedule would have precluded her availability, while her Myer association would have clashed with the show’s David Jones judges.
However former PRA judge Jayson Brunsdon was a Myer designer -the new judging panel was brought in as part of the Gale overhaul.
Now a TV freelancer, Hawkins will file some holiday stories for Getaway on Nine.