Jennifer Hawkins’ mum diagnosed with kidney cancer

Jennifer Hawkins will hit the catwalk for Myer just hours after her mother undergoes cancer surgery on Thursday.

The former Miss Universe has been left shocked after her mum Gail was diagnosed with kidney cancer last week.

Gail will head in for surgery on Thursday morning in Newcastle, where one of her kidneys will be removed.


Jen is believed to be by her mother’s side as she prepares for the operation, but will return to Sydney tomorrow afternoon so she can take to the runway in the Myer Spring/Summer 2016 fashion launch.

Jen’s manager Sean Anderson told the Sydney Morning Herald, “Jen and her family are shocked at the news but know that Gail is in the best of hands with the cancer team at Newcastle Private Hospital. The Myer team have been incredibly supportive and have shown great flexibility in rescheduling some of her Spring Summer parade commitments this week so she can be with her family, which is her number one priority.”