Colin Mathura-Jeffree (born 12 May 1972) is a New Zealand model, actor, television host and spokesperson. He is best known to audiences for being one of the judges of New Zealand's Next Top Model and New Zealand's Hottest Home Baker.
Colin has been a model for 20 years. He has graced the catwalk for iconic fashion houses such as Working Style and Versace and modelled for many international fashion magazines. Mathura-Jeffree is currently the face of Tourism Australia "shopping & shows campaign" for New Zealand working for APN New Zealand.
Fashion and Beauty
Colin was awarded the title of Special Ambassador representing the Miss World franchise holder, the New Zealand Asia Pacific Trust, at the 2007 Miss World competition in Sanya, China. He has judged pageants including the Ellerslie Racecourse Fashion in the Field contest.
In 2011, he was the VIP Ambassador for New Zealand Fashion Week, was named New Zealand's sexiest man by Metro. and was named New Zealand's Man of the Year in 2012 by well-known social page photographer Norrie Montgomery www.thealist.co.nz
Colin Mathura-Jeffree has officially been flown to the Solomon Islands as a Judge for the Miss South Pacific Beauty Pageant 2013 http://www.solomonstarnews.com/news/national/20270-pacific-pageant-judge-impressed
Colin's acting debut was as the Prince of India in the Xena: Warrior Princess television series (1999), where he played the reincarnation of Gabrielle into a powerful and handsome warrior willing to sacrifice himself to save his Kingdom.
Other roles include a case solving scientist in Lifetime Television's Reckless Behavior: Caught on Tape (also called Stolen Life) helping Emma Norman (Odette Yustman) opposite Antonio Sabàto, Jr.
Colin has appeared as a judge and runway mentor on the New Zealand model reality series, New Zealand's Next Top Model. He has also hosted other TV shows, such as New Zealand's Hottest Home Baker in its fourth series in 2013. In 2010, he was a guest judge on two episodes of America's Next Top Model.
He is also the face of Tourism New Zealand's American advertising campaign.
Colin played the lead protagonist in the Bollywood movie and romantic comedy Love Has No Language opposite Celina Jaitley Miss India (2001).
Colin is a regular guest speaker on youth issues at events such as Pathways to Employment. He was also a guest speaker at The Art of Living seminar alongside Miss Universe 2000 Lara Dutta.
In 2010 Colin became a Goodwill Ambassador and Spokesperson for the U.K based charity The Railway Children. The Charity works worldwide as emergency interventionists for children arriving vulnerable and alone at railway stations, particularly Victoria Station in Mumbai where the problem is acute and where Colin has had personal experience. Inspired by the work of the charity Colin has given a promise to raise awareness and funds for The Railway Children and to return to India to see the charity's work for himself.
In 2013 Colin became Alzheimers New Zealand's first Champion for Dementia. In this role Colin works alongside Alzheimers NZ in promoting wider understanding of the condition. Mathura-Jeffree's grandmother Eileen died in 1998 after a long struggle with Alzheimers disease, the most common form of dementia.
Colin is a quiet supporter of a number of charities including, StarShip Hospice and Cure kids.