Former Miss Universe Jenifer Hawkins.
Former Miss Universe Jenifer Hawkins. AAP

Jen Hawkins backs actor dumped by luxury brand

FORMER Miss Universe Jennifer Hawkins has come out in support of 37-year-old actor Rose Byrne after learning she had been axed by handbag manufacturer Oroton to be replaced by "younger influencers”.

"Yeah, I think it's young,” said Hawkins, 33, as she was named as an ambassador for The Star Sydney at the casino's pre-race lunch for The Star Doncaster Mile.

Actress Rose Byrne poses for photographers upon arrival at the Glamour Woman of the Year Awards in London, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
Rose Byrne has been dropped by handbag brand Oroton in favour of "younger influencers”. Joel Ryan

"I think Rose is beautiful.

"You see some women and they become more successful as they get older because they are relating to a different age group and are evolving.

"I think the sky is the limit.”

Being named as an ambassador for The Star cements a long relationship with the casino for Hawkins, who stayed there for three months with husband Jake Wall while building a dream house on the northern beaches.

"It was great, we did not have to change the sheets and could order room service,” she said.