They are one of Australia’s most glamorous power couples, presiding over a business empire that includes property, a tequila brand and a tanning range.
And it seems that Jennifer Hawkins and Jake Wall, who married in Bali in 2013 after dating for almost a decade, have had quite the transformation over the years.
These days, the pair look remarkably different compared to when they burst onto the celebrity scene as fresh-faced lovebirds in the mid-2000s.
The entrepreneurs have certainly refined their fashion sense in the 16 years since Jennifer, a former Newcastle Knights cheerleader, won Miss Universe in 2004.
In red carpet photos from Jennifer’s modelling heyday, the now-36-year-old sports pencil-thin eyebrows – which were fashionable at the time – and even dark hair.
Property developer Jake, 37, has changed a lot too, having embraced a more rugged look while also bulking up significantly.
In 2018, Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Randal Haworth offered his expert opinion on whether Jennifer had gone under the knife.
He told Daily Mail Australia at the time: ‘I often see pretty girls like Jennifer wanting to fine-tune their features to enter “supermodel” territory.’
According to Dr. Haworth, who has not treated Jennifer himself, she has invested in some minor improvements to ‘improve facial balance as a whole’.
‘Most people would scratch their heads as to how a former Miss Universe could possibly improve upon her already-idolised face,’ he said.
‘Her new and more glamorous appearance has been helped by a rhinoplasty to refine and elevate her nasal tip while narrowing her asymmetrical nasal bones.’
Despite being a household name for more than 15 years, Jennifer has hardly aged a day and is arguably more beautiful now than she was in her early twenties.
Dr. Haworth believes that the former Myer ambassador has indulged in ‘fillers to her cheeks and other areas of her face’, as well as Botox.
‘I strongly suspect she also underwent lip augmentation for added sensuality and improved facial balance as a whole,’ he added.
In 2010, Jennifer attributed her drastic change in appearance to healthy eating, exercise and makeup.
‘Women get better with age, because they are more confident with themselves. It’s all about makeup and health,’ she said on The Kyle and Jackie O Show.
While old photos of Jennifer reveal a noticeably thinner pout and fuller face, she has previously brushed off surgery speculation.
Jennifer once told The Australian Women’s Weekly that it’s the nature of the fashion industry to be accused of having cosmetic surgery.
‘When someone says “under the knife” I don’t have a reaction,’ she said.
‘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.’
In 2016, the former Australia’s Next Top Model judge claimed it was a personal choice if people wanted to invest in plastic surgery.
She told The Daily Telegraph: ‘Each to their own!’
Meanwhile, Jennifer and Jake have reached a number of relationship milestones in recent years.
They welcomed their first child together, daughter Frankie Violet, in October.
And in June, the pair found a buyer for their spectacular home in Newport, Sydney, which they sold for more than $20million.
The couple, who met at a nightclub in Newcastle when Jennifer was just 20, first entered the property market in 2006, two years after she was crowned Miss Universe.
They spent $469,000 on a double-storey house in Merewether, a suburb located 3km from Newcastle’s central business district.
Jennifer and Jake are also entrepreneurs: they own Sesión Tequila and building company J Group Projects, as well as the tanning range JBronze.