Always athletic and a huge lover of sports, Jodhi competed in ice-skating and gymnastics competitions during her school years. It made sense, then, that over the next 13 years it was here that she carved out a successful niche primarily as a swimwear model. It was this health and vitality that she typified that made her a popular mark for TVCs for brands such as Reebok, MBF, Coca Cola, Bonds, Toyota, and Mercedes Benz – as well as being featured on the covers and in the pages of magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Cleo, In Style, Dolly, Inside Sport, Vogue, and Girlfriend.
During this time, amidst travel overseas to places such as Japan, Spain and the US for modelling, she dreamed of starting her own swimwear company – one that would produce the kind of bikinis she would be proud to wear. In 1999 she started that company: Tigerlily Swimwear, and launched it at Australian Fashion Week in May 2000 to critical and popular acclaim. As Designer and CEO for Tigerlily, Jodhi built up her company over the next 9 years, opened the Tigerlily Flagship store in Sydney’s exclusive Paddington shopping district, and finally sold the thriving business to Billabong in 2008.
While concentrating primarily on Tigerlily, Jodhi also managed to launch and maintain a TV career as a presenter, appearing on “Arena Style”, Channel 9s “Get Away”, and finally hosting two seasons of the wildly popular “Australia’s Next Top Model”, despite her fierce love of privacy. Each of these shows gave her the opportunity to show off her bikinis, as well allowing her to travel to exotic locations and explore new frontiers in fashion, all the while feeding her inspiration for design and fuelling her creative fire.
In early 2005 she followed her natural love of architecture and design – her own home having been photographed on a number of occasions by magazines such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar – by accepting the position as the face of the “Casuarina Beach Resort” on the Tweed Coast. Then in 2008 she took on the role of Lifestyle Collaborator with R Corporation on their project, “Clara” in South Yarra, Melbourne.
In addition to her work, Jodhi also sits on the board of directors for the RSPCA, and is a Patron of Mayumarri (a healing centre for survivors of child abuse) and The Australian Childhood Foundation - giving her the opportunity to advocate for both animals and children, from whom she derives so much pleasure. Her rottweiler, Tenzin, accompanied her for 10 happy years, her constant and beloved companion, and she enjoys the company of her four beautiful godchildren whenever possible.
Jodhi loves the beach not just for the opportunity to wear her bikinis, but also for the space and peace it provides her. Spiritually open-minded, she continues on her journey (once described with humour and acuity by a dear friend as “Buddhist cool”) with daily yoga and meditative practice, and a good swim when the mood strikes her.