She has found keeping her mouth shut about hosting Australia's Next Top Model extremely difficult.
"I started talking with Fox8 last year but the scheduling was just all off. But the scheduling stars have finally aligned. I am really, really excited about it - I get to have my hair and make-up done, wear great clothes and work a good show.
"And anyway, I am so much better when I am busy."
Hawkins, who is also getting married next year, says she has big shoes to fill. She follows Erika Heynatz, Jodhi Meares and Sarah Murdoch in the host's chair, and if the rumours are to be believed, she was up against Naomi Campbell, Nicole Trunfio, Elle Macpherson, Alyssa Sutherland and Miranda Kerr.
She is slightly nervous. It's been while since she was last on TV.
"I have had time to sit back and observe and learn and look at everyone on TV and hone my skills.
"The beauty of this industry is that you can work with so many people and learn so much, and the presenting part is what I am really looking forward to."
Hawkins says viewers should expect something new.