JILL DE JONG ANNOUNCED
AS NEW LARA
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[ March 21st 2002 ]
Interactive has appointed Dutch model Jill De
Jong as the new face of computer game heroine
Lara Croft, replacing Lucy Clarkson following
her two year tenure. At 6ft tall and measuring
34-26-38, Jill is a perfect incarnation of the
worlds number one cyber-babe.
was chosen from hundreds of models who auditioned
for the much converted position. Eidos Interactive,
the publishers of Tomb Raider and CoreDesign,
the developers of the games had to ensure the
model would have what it takes to bring Lara Croft
Heath-Smith, managing director of Core Design,
says "When Jill first entered the room we were
all enamored with her personality and her looks.
This year is a very special year for Lara Croft.
We have a brand new Tomb Raider game that looks
and plays like nothing you've seen before. We
believe Jill has what it takes to push Lara to
a new generation."
appointment as the face of Lara Croft, Jill de
Jong says "I was so happy when Eidos told me I
had the position, I couldn't stop smiling for
days. Friends say I'm made for the role as I love
adventure and traveling. It's a real honour to
represent someone who has such great self-confidence
and a strong personality. Lara is a fantastic
role model for people of all ages."
recently featured in the European L'Oreal hair
color advertisement. Her job as a model has taken
her to Jamaica, Cuba, The Bahamas and Cape Town.
Jill De Jong will travel the world promoting the
brand new game, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Angel
Of Darkness, due out end of this year.