Jodhi Meares

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Jodhi Meares
Jodhi Meares - Nov 2011.jpg
Jodie Kayla Meares

(1971-03-24) 24 March 1971 (age 51)
Other namesJodie Meares, Jodie Packer, Jodhi Packer
(m. 1999; div. 2002)
Modeling information
Hair colorBrown
AgencyFHM Management

Jodhi Meares (born 24 March 1971) is an Australian glamour model, television personality and fashion designer.


Meares took her first steps into the spotlight when she was chosen as a model for Moove, a brand of flavoured milk. In 1992, she sang in the band Euphoria, for which she wrote the song "Karma". Meares later made her name as a glamour model, before establishing her own swimwear label Tigerlily Swimwear.

Meares is an occasional reporter for the Nine Network's travel show Getaway. She has also appeared three times on the Nine Network's clip show 20 to 1.

She was the host for FOX8's Australia's Next Top Model in 2007 and 2008, taking over from Erika Heynatz and joining the likes of international hosts Lisa Snowdon (UK) and creator Tyra Banks (US). In both of those seasons, the models have appeared in advertisements for Meares' former swimsuit line, Tigerlilly. Meares' tenure was not widely regarded; critics and fans of the show were shocked that a glamour model was to host a search for High Fashion models.

In 2013, Meares began activewear label, 'The Upside'.

Personal life[edit]

On 23 October 1999, Meares married billionaire Australian media businessman James Packer at Packer's home at Bellevue Hill, Sydney.[1] They separated in June 2002.[2]


  1. ^ Kirkpatrick, Rod. "News media chronicle, July 1999 to June 2000" (PDF). Australian Studies in Journalism. School of Journalism and Communication, The University of Queensland. 9: 147. Archived (PDF) from the original on 7 November 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  2. ^ Sharp, Annette (16 June 2002). "Why Jodhi called it quits". The Sun-Herald. Sydney, Australia: Fairfax Media. Archived from the original on 28 October 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2015.

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