Jesinta Campbell is fast carving her path to become one of television’s most loved presenters, with 2013 shaping to be an incredible year for the vivacious 22-year-old, as she juggles charity and media commitments alongside her modelling and ambassador roles.
In addition to regular appearances as a weather presenter on Weekend Today, as well as reporting for Channel Nine’s Mornings and Getaway, gorgeous Jess (who grew up on the Gold Coast and spent her childhood enjoying the outdoors) was named Australian Wonderbra ambassador to the iconic international lingerie label.
Jess’s enthusiasm, energy and undeniable beauty were further recognised, when she was announced as the local ambassador for 30 Days of Fashion & Beauty, as well as offered the opportunity to present QANTAS airlines’ in-flight travel programs.
Jesinta’s recent success will come as no surprise to fans, with her quintessential Aussie beach girl attitude winning her many admirers when she was crowned Miss Universe Australia in June 2010. Following this, two months later, Jesinta competed in the international Miss Universe competition in Las Vegas. She came home with incredible results after taking out the Miss Congeniality title and finishing in the top five with the amazing position of second runner up.
During her schooling years, Jesinta was heavily involved within the community, participating in charity events and various volunteer work. She won a youth achievement award in 2008 for organising her own charity event “Walk for Water"- raising funds for water stricken communities in Queensland. Jesinta was School Captain and finished her senior year by taking out the General Excellence Cup (all round outstanding student), senior drama award and a scholarship for Journalism at Bond University.
After winning the runway section in a modelling competition in her final year of school, Jesinta left the relaxed atmosphere of the Gold Coast behind to take the big leap into modelling at 17 years of age in Sydney. Months later she was modelling in Shanghai on a two month contract. On her return to Australia she continued to model throughout 2009.
Jesinta felt her passion for charity work, public speaking and working with people were the perfect combination for her to enter Miss Universe Australia 2010. Winning was a dream and she felt proud and honoured to be an Ambassador for her country at an international level in the competition.
Jesinta’s public profile has continued to sky rocket with her signing some very lucrative ambassador deals: ASICS Woman’s Apparel, Crown Casino, Jeep, Wonderbra, 30 Days of Fashion and Beauty and QANTAS have enjoyed very successful partnerships with Jesinta.
Later in September 2011 Jesinta was handpicked to fly to India, along with top Australian designer Wayne Cooper, to represent a major fashion event in New Delhi held by UB Spirits. The show was a huge success gaining international coverage in the fashion press for the pair.
Following this, Jesinta had literally been back in Australia for less than 12 hours before she started filming the first episode of Channel Nine’s Celebrity Apprentice. Jesinta’s chosen charity for smash hit show was REACH, a charity for disadvantaged young individuals. Jesinta raised over $160,000 making her the celebrity contestant to have raised the most funds, something she’s very proud of. Jesinta also supports many other charities including Alannah and Madeline Foundation and Jeans for Genes.