Kristy Hinze

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Kristy Hinze
Kristy Hinze 2012.jpg
Kristy Hinze in October 2012
Born (1979-10-16) 16 October 1979 (age 39)
OccupationModel, actress
Spouse(s)James H. Clark (2009–present)
Modeling information
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
AgencyElite Model Management, New York and Los Angeles

Kristy Hinze (born 16 October 1979) is an Australian model, actress and television host. Hinze has appeared in Sports Illustrated as well as the Victoria's Secret catalogue.

Life and career[edit]

Kristy Hinze was born on the Gold Coast. She is the granddaughter of Queensland politician Russ Hinze. In 1994, when she was only 14 years old, Hinze was contracted to appear in the Australian edition of Vogue.[1]

Hinze appeared on the tenth season of America's Next Top Model and was working at that time with Elite model management New York.

Hinze was the host and head judge of Project Runway Australia during the first and second season, it was announced Megan Gale would be the host of the third season. She appeared on the first ever cover of the short lived Australian Edition of Ocean Drive magazine. Hinze portrayed Marc Anthony's love interest in the music video for his single "You Sang to Me", both the Spanish and English versions.

It was announced in February 2008 that she will be the host of the Australian version of US reality TV show, Project Runway.[2]

In October 2008, Hinze became engaged to James H. Clark, founder of Silicon Graphics and Netscape and 36 years her senior. They married on 22 March 2009.[3] She gave birth to their first child, a daughter named Dylan Vivienne, in September 2011 in New York City.[4] Their second daughter Harper was born on 19 August 2014.

Hinze reportedly bought a home in Australia online while taking a break from filming Adam Rifkin's Without Charlie in Los Angeles.[5]

In December 2015 Hinze became the first female boat owner to win the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.[6]


  • "I feel more Australian when I am overseas: you can take the girl out of Australia, but you cannot take Australia out of the girl."[7]
  • "My accent isn't too broad, like most Queenslanders. But yes, I do have to talk a little slower so people can understand what I am saying."[7]


  1. ^ "Kristy Hinze", Vogue Australia
  2. ^ "Carrie Underwood Olay" Competition terms & conditions
  3. ^ Article, New York Daily News, 2009.
  4. ^ "And baby Dylan makes three for Kristy Hinze and husband Jim Clark", by Kristy Hinze, The Daily Telegraph, 21 September 2011
  5. ^ "64-year-old Netscape billionaire Jim Clark marries 28-year-old swimsuit model Kristy Heinze" by Catey Hill, New York Daily News, 23 March 2009
  6. ^ "'One of the best things I've ever done': Australia's Kristy Hinze-Clark on steering Comanche across the line". Retrieved 2015-12-28.
  7. ^ a b Kristy Hinze stalks catwalk standard, Herald Sun, Australia.

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