By Jo Scrimshire For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 06:09 BST, 8 May 2020 | Updated: 06:09 BST, 8 May 2020
President Donald Trump has made no secret of the fact Jennifer Hawkins was one of his favourite Miss Universe winners.
And the commander in chief, who owned the Beauty pageant from 1996 to 2015, unexpectedly brought up the now-36-year-old model during an interview with an expat New York Post reporter this week.
When the journalist, Ebony Bowden, disclosed that she was from Australia, Trump immediately asked her: 'How is your Miss Universe?'
Still on your mind? Donald Trump unexpectedly asked 'how is Jennifer Hawkins?' during an interview with an Australian journalist this week. Pictured together on July 28, 2004
As reported by The Australian, Bowden later explained in a TV interview: 'Obviously I have not lost my Australian accent and it’s not one that you can easily shake
'But at the end of the interview I told him that I was Australian, and that kind of came as a surprise to him. And he said, "How is your Miss Universe?" And I said, "Jennifer Hawkins?"
'And he said, "I always knew that she would go far. Some of them have it and some don't. But Jennifer has gone on to do great things and developed a few businesses and recently had a child, of course.'
Bowden remarked that it was unusual Trump hadn't asked after Australia's Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, but instead 'wanted to know how our