CROFT MODELS - JILL DE JONG
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 Core Design, the
developers of the games had to ensure
the model would have what it takes
to bring Lara Croft to life.
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."
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."
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,
Croft Tomb Raider: The Angel Of Darkness,
due out end of this year.