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Jennifer Hawkins deletes her Twitter account

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Jennifer Hawkins has deleted her Twitter account, becoming the latest in a growing trend of celebs giving the social media site the boot.

The 30-year-old left the site last week without any fanfare — TheFIX got to the bottom of her mysterious exit.

“It’s no big deal — she just prefers to use Instagram and Facebook. She rarely used Twitter,” the Aussie model’s manager Sean Anderson exclusively told TheFIX.

Jen’s rep explained that “we assume most of her followers on Twitter (approximately 175,000) are also following her on Instagram (now about 346,000) and I suppose we don’t want them getting two posts of everything.”

So it’s not the most exciting excuse for leaving Twitter, but we’re just glad Jen didn’t quit because of trolling.

It’s a surprising move for the 30-year-old, who has no shortage of brands to promote including Australia’s Next Top Model, Myer, Mount Franklin, Bioglan vitamins, Redwin skincare, Range Rover and her own brands Jbronze self-tanning, Cozi swimwear and Lovable lingerie.

Instagram is becoming the go-to place for models’ Insta-selfies: Victoria’s Secret Angel Cara Delevingne has nearly four million Instagram followers compared to just 1.3million Twitter followers.

J-Hawk has now joined an elite club of celeb Twitter quitters (how very dare they!) including Keira Knightley, who quit after just 12 hours; Megan Fox, who said “Facebook is as much as I can handle”; and Jennifer Love Hewitt, who found it all too nasty for her liking.

Both Kanye West and One Direction‘s Zayn Malik quit and returned, while one of the most avid tweeters of today, Miley Cyrus, once deleted her account for then-lover Liam Hemsworth‘s sake.