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Lara Croft Models - Jill de Jong

Eidos 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.

Jill was chosen from hundreds of models who auditioned for the much converted position. Eidos Interactive, the publishers of Tomb Raider and Core Design, the developers of the games had to ensure the model would have what it takes to bring Lara Croft to life.

Jeremy 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."

On her 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."

Jill 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.