Entertainment End of an era! Jennifer Hawkins, 34, to 'retire' as Myer ambassador after 12 years over pay dispute... as the retailer REPLACES her with The Block's Elyse Knowles, 25, 'at a fraction of the price'

23:32  10 august  2018
23:32  10 august  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Hawkins has been signed to Myer for 12 years , pocketing nearly million along the way, but now the embattled retailer is tightening the screws, hiring a younger but comparatively unknown reality television star as her replacement, and at a fraction of the price .

'I've been working for this moment since I was 16': Former star of The Block Elyse Knowles , 25 , has been named as Myer ' s newest ambassador . Pictured here with boyfriend, Josh Barker.

a woman posing for a picture: Moving on: Jennifer's departure comes as Myer's management reportedly has endured a 'very abrupt change of direction' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Moving on: Jennifer's departure comes as Myer's management reportedly has endured a 'very abrupt change of direction'

She's been the official face of Myer for almost 12 years and even has shares in the department store.

But now Jennifer Hawkins is reportedly stepping away from the retail giant after failing to get the money she wanted during recent contract negotiations.

According to Sydney Morning Herald's Private Sydney, the 34-year-old model will be replaced by reality star Elyse Knowles, 25, who will do the same job 'at a fraction of the price.'

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Model and The Block star Elyse Knowles gushes over her Myer billboard.

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a woman wearing a swimsuit: Walking away! Jennifer Hawkins has reportedly stepped down as the ambassador of Myer after almost 12 years with the retail giant © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Walking away! Jennifer Hawkins has reportedly stepped down as the ambassador of Myer after almost 12 years with the retail giant

She will officially 'retire' from the role in November, and will have to strut her stuff down the catwalk one last time in the Sydney spring-summer launch later this month, with Elyse. 

The publication claims that Jennifer was earning an impressive $1.3 million a year for her Myer gig, while Elyse's contract is worth just $150,000, which has 'ruffled Jennifer's feathers'. 

PS reports that Jennifer's team was 'infuriated' last week, with insiders claiming Myer 'planted' stories about Elyse and new spokesperson Josh Gibson, before her departure was announced. 

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And Jennifer Hawkins was a sheer delight on Thursday night, storming the Myer Catwalk at the 2018 Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. The 34 - year -old turned heads in a see-through green dress, before channelling her inner vixen in a racy PVC dress.

'I feel very humbled': Elyse Knowles , 25 , celebrates her new ambassador role with Myer and admits she ' s 'nervous' to walk the runway for the retailer at Melbourne Fashion Festival.

a group of people posing for the camera: Fresh meat: The 34-year-old stunner (R) has been replaced by Elyse Knowles (L) who will do the job for a 'fraction' of Jennifer's $1.3 million-a-year contract © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Fresh meat: The 34-year-old stunner (R) has been replaced by Elyse Knowles (L) who will do the job for a 'fraction' of Jennifer's $1.3 million-a-year contract

The publication claims her team were unhappy because her departure news 'wouldn't be managed to her advantage.' 

Jennifer's departure comes as Myer's management reportedly has endured a 'very abrupt change of direction.' 

Elyse's career meanwhile, has been going from strength to strength since she won the thirteenth season of The Block last year.

The bubbly blonde has picked up a string of high-profile endorsements this year, including becoming the face of Seafolly and Davidoff's Cool Water fragrance.

a man and a woman standing in front of a building: Rising star: Elyse's career has skyrocketed since she won the thirteenth season of The Block last year © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Rising star: Elyse's career has skyrocketed since she won the thirteenth season of The Block last year a person sitting in a pool of water: New gig: Elyse was announced as an official Myer ambassador in June and previously expressed her excitement at working with Jennifer © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited New gig: Elyse was announced as an official Myer ambassador in June and previously expressed her excitement at working with Jennifer

Elyse was announced as an official Myer ambassador in June and previously expressed her excitement at working with Jennifer.

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However, if there is no existing retirement plan or agreement for the employee, he/ she may retire at the age of 60, given that he/ she has served the employer for 5 years , and shall be given a retirement pay of at least half a month’ s salary for every year of "Review of the Staff Regulations" (PDF). p. 12 .

Elyse Knowles announces new Myer ambassadorship after rumours Jennifer Hawkins may retire as face of department store. Elyse Knowles has announced she ’ s the newest brand ambassador for iconic department store Myer .

'Jennifer has been a huge inspiration to me growing up and into this industry and I am thrilled to have the chance to work alongside her with Myer,' she told The West last week. 

Despite being replaced by a younger model, Jennifer is said to be 'happy to walk' away from her Myer gig.

a woman posing for a picture: 'Happy to walk': Jennifer apparently has no problem walking away from her Myer role © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited 'Happy to walk': Jennifer apparently has no problem walking away from her Myer role a man and a woman standing in a room: Busy bee! The blonde beauty already has several gigs going, including endorsement deals and a property development company with her husband Jake Wall (pictured) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Busy bee! The blonde beauty already has several gigs going, including endorsement deals and a property development company with her husband Jake Wall (pictured)

She already has a lot on her plate, balancing contracts with Colgate and Mount Franklin with her own tequila line and fake tan range.

She also develops multi-million dollar properties with her builder husband Jake Wall under their J Group company.

Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Jennifer and Elyse's management for comment, as well as Myer.

Jennifer became the official face of Myer in early 2007, just three years after being crowned Miss Universe Australia.

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Model Elyse Knowles reveals she has her sights set on becoming the next Face of Myer , as she teams up with WaterAid for new charity campaign. She says that Jennifer Hawkins is her ultimate career idol. Elyse also explained that she is a fan of the F45 high intensity workout.

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Last year, Jennifer told Women's Health that she wants to have a farm and a family in the next 10 years.

Jennifer Hawkins sitting on a table: 'I'd love to be living near the water and have a family': Last year, Jennifer told Women's Health that she wants to have a farm and a family in the next 10 years © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited 'I'd love to be living near the water and have a family': Last year, Jennifer told Women's Health that she wants to have a farm and a family in the next 10 years 'I always joke with Jake that I'd love to have a farm,' Jennifer told the publication. 

She added: 'I'd love to be living near the water and have a family.'

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