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Kris Smith reveals how a naked first encounter with Jennifer Hawkins led to a beautiful friendship

That’s one way to make a first impression.

By Jess Pullar
As a working model, it's part and parcel to encounter some nudity, but model Kris Smith has revealed the requirements of the job could have cost him a friendship… well almost.
During his first ever shoot as a model in Australia, the I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! star was thrown in the deep end when he was asked to pose alongside legendary Aussie model Jen Hawkins.
Not only this, but Kris was half naked in the shoot for Fitness First, where the brief required Jen to wear his shirt, he told The Daily Telegraph.
"She was just in lingerie, and I'm topless with a tie around my neck, so you can imagine walking into a room with Miss Universe. I was sh-ting it."
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Luckily, Jen was super understanding about Kris' nerves, and she made an effort to put him at ease. From there, a friendship was born.
"She helped me out a lot and she has continued to help me out over the years," he said.
Jen was a Myer ambassador for 12 years.
Jen recently confirmed she would be stepping down as Myer ambassador after a whopping 12 years in the role.
In a post to her Instagram account, Jen said Myer would always hold a special place in her heart.
"I have cherished every experience and memory. But after 12 years it's time to move onto a new chapter in my life," she wrote.
Kris, also a model for Myer, announced in July that he and his girlfriend Sarah Boulazeris are expecting their first child together.
"My amazing woman is giving us the greatest gift on earth, a growing family," he wrote on Instagram.