Supermodel Jennifer Hawkins is the new host of TV series Australia’s Next Top Model.

The 28-year old Myer ambassador announced the news on the Kyle and Jackie O radio show this morning, saying she’d found it difficult to keep the news a secret for the last few months.

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“When people asked, I said I have no idea but in my mind I was saying, 'Yes! I am the host,’” said Hawkins.

The supermodel replaces Sarah Murdoch, who famously announced the wrong winner in 2010 due to a production mix up.

Other names including Miranda Kerr and Megan Gale were considered for the coveted role, with the latter taking to Twitter to congratulate Hawkins.

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“FINALLY after keeping this fab secret on the DL I can welcome @jenhawkins_ to the @FOXTEL family,” Gale wrote.

Meanwhile, Hawkins herself could barely contain her excitement over the new gig, tweeting this morning, “Wow! What a morning. Media, media.... Just signed on to host AustNextTopModel. Celebration !!!”

Hawkins is no stranger to television, having appeared on several shows including The Great Outdoors and more noteably, Make Me A Supermodel alongside marie claire’s editor, Jackie Frank.