Jennifer Hawkins has insisted on several occasions that she and husband Jake Wall don’t want to be known as ‘property flippers’.
So when David ‘Kochie’ Koch used the term to refer her on Tuesday’s Sunrise, the supermodel, 36, was left visibly annoyed.
Kochie had introduced the interview segment by heaping praise on the blonde, describing her as a multi-tasking mother-of-one who recently ‘flipped her Sydney waterfront home’.
The seemingly harmless statement referred to the recent sale of Jennifer and Jake’s $24million Newport mansion – a property the couple had built on land they’d purchased for $4million in 2014.
Over three minutes into her interview, Jennifer suddenly snapped at Kochie over his introduction speech.
‘You said we flipped! We did not flip our house,’ Jennifer firmly said, pointing her finger at Kochie while opening her eyes wide.
‘You said we flipped!’ Jennifer Hawkins, 36 (pictured) snapped at David ‘Kochie’ Koch, 64, for calling her and husband Jake Wall ‘property flippers’ on Tuesday’s Sunrise
Taken aback, Kochie exclaimed: ‘Oh! You two are property moguls though! You’re doing so well.’
Jennifer, who had broken into a very awkward laugh, replied: ‘No, no… thank you.’
She proceeded to explain why she and her construction company owner husband are nothing like ‘flippers’ – a term describing people who buy and quickly resell properties for the purpose of generating profit.
‘We did not flip our house’: Over three minutes into her interview, Jennifer (left) suddenly snapped at Kochie (right) over his introduction speech
Explanation: The glamazon explained that she and Jake (right) simply sold their $24million Newport mansion in June because they ‘just wanted to move on’ with their life
The glamazon explained that she and Jake simply sold their $24million Newport mansion in June because they ‘just wanted to move on’ with their life.
‘It’s weird. You build a house for that time of your life, and then you want to move on,’ she said.
In September, Jennifer and Jake splashed out on a $6.9million mansion in Sydney’s northern beaches.
New fixer-upper? In September, Jennifer and Jake splashed out on a $6.9million mansion in Sydney’s northern beaches (pictured)
The home was previously owned by Dame Joan Sutherland and is the peninsula’s largest oceanfront estate.
The couple have yet to confirm whether they plan to treat the 1950s property as a renovation project.
Tuesday’s interview comes just three months after Jennifer firmly explained to WSFM’s Jonesy And Amanda why she and Jake don’t ‘flip houses’.
‘I don’t know where that came from’: Speaking to WSFM’s Jonesy And Amanda in August, Jennifer insisted that she and her builder husband are nothing like ‘flippers’ – a term describing people who buy and quickly resell properties for the purpose of generating profit
‘We don’t really house flip. I don’t know where that [came from],’ Jennifer said, adding that her decisions to purchase and offload properties have always been motivated by ‘life changes’ rather than profit.
‘It’s kind of like, we would just find an amazing piece of land. Jake’s a builder so we had that passion, and then something in our life would change and we’d want to move to a different area,’ she explained.
‘So we would sell it after maybe three to four, five years. But it seems like a quick amount of time, but yeah, no definitely not house flipping,’ Jennifer added.
‘Jake’s a builder so we had that passion’: Jennifer said her decisions to purchase and offload properties have always been motivated by ‘life changes’ rather than profit
Jennifer first entered the property market in 2006, two years after she was crowned Miss Universe.
The beauty forked out $469,000 for a double-storey house in Merewether, a suburb located in her home city of Newcastle.
She leased out the three-bedroom, two-bathroom property for much of the time it was in her name, before she eventually sold the residence for $782,000 in 2017.
Going, going, gone! In June, Jennifer and Jake finally sold their stunning $20million mansion in Newport, Sydney, six months after listing it on the market
Modest first home: Property records show Jennifer first entered the market in 2006, purchasing this Merewether home for $469,000
On the market: She leased out the three-bedroom, two-bathroom property for much of the time it was in her name, before she eventually sold the residence for $782,000 in 2017
Clearly bitten by the real estate bug, savvy Jennifer added two properties to her portfolio in 2007.
In January of that year, she bought another home in Newcastle’s Merewether area for the sum of $620,000.
Like her first property close by, the house was double-storey and featured three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Jennifer leased out the address for $530 per week, before she sold it in 2015 for $731,000.
Meanwhile, the second property Jennifer purchased in 2007 was a two-bedroom apartment in Sydney’s Bondi.
She bought the swanky condo off the plan for $895,000, before living at the address with Jake for several years.
Second investment: In January 2007, Jennifer bought another home in Newcastle’s Merewether area for the sum of $620,000
Buying up the neighbourhood! Like her first property close by, the house was double-storey and featured three bedrooms and two bathrooms
It appeared they tired of the eastern suburbs some time later, selling the property in 2014 for $1.2 million.
By this time, Jennifer and Jake had already begun to build homes, rather than simply buy them.
In 2010, the couple purchased a cliff-side block of land in North Curl Curl for a whopping $1.3 million.
Bondi apartment: Jennifer bought this swanky condo off the plan for $895,000 back in 2007. She and Jake sold it for $1.2 million seven years later
They then partnered with renowned architect Koichi Takada to create a stunning three-storey mansion.
The couple sold the North Curl Curl home in 2014, for a jaw-dropping $4.1 million.
In the meantime, Jennifer and Jake bought another block of land in the same suburb and had already commenced building another incredible mansion.
Room with a view: She bought the swanky condo off the plan for $895,000, before living at the address with Jake for several years
They paid $1.66 million in 2013 for the block, which had an old weatherboard house on it.
The couple demolished the house, before Jake’s company J Group project again collaborated with Koichi Takada to build another home.
Jennifer and Jake sold the North Curl Curl residence for around $5 million in 2016.
Making their dreams a reality: Jennifer and Jake bought a block of land in North Curl Curl and built this stunning mansion on it
The couple then traded up, moving into a mansion in Sydney’s exclusive Northern Beaches suburb of Newport.
The home was built on a plot of land bought by the couple for $4 million in 2014.
Jennifer and Jake sold the stunning mansion for a record $24.5million in June this year, six months after listing it on the market.
Second North Curl Curl home: The savvy couple built this resort-style residence on another block in the same suburb, before selling it for around $5 million in 2016