Is Celebrity Apprentice star Scherri-Lee Biggs the next Jesinta Franklin?

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Scherri-Lee Biggs is fast becoming the breakout star of Nine’s Celebrity Apprentice.

So it’s no surprise viewers are now comparing the stunning weather presenter to Jesinta Franklin, given the uncanny similarities between the two.

From dating AFL stars to winning beauty pageants, Scherri-Lee and Jesinta have followed near identical paths in life.

Star: Scherri-Lee Biggs (pictured) is fast becoming the breakout star of Nine's Celebrity Apprentice

Original: It's no surprise viewers are now comparing the stunning weather presenter to Jesinta Franklin (pictured), given the uncanny similarities between the two

Seeing double! Celebrity Apprentice star Scherri-Lee Biggs, 30, (left) has been compared to Jesinta Franklin, 29 (right)

Scherri-Lee got her big break by winning Miss Universe Australia 2011, just one year after Jesinta was crowned the 2010 winner.

From there, the pair both ventured off into media careers.

Jesinta became a fashion and entertainment reporter for Seven’s The Morning Show, while Scherri-Lee worked for the network in Melbourne doing sport and travel.

Scherri-Lee continued her broadcasting career by relocating to Perth in 2014 to take up a role as a weather presenter and reporter. 

Claim to fame: Scherri-Lee is turning heads on the latest season of Celebrity Apprentice

Claim to fame: Scherri-Lee is turning heads on the latest season of Celebrity Apprentice

I did it first! Jesinta starred on the first season of the reality series back in 2011

I did it first! Jesinta starred on the first season of the reality series back in 2011

Meanwhile, Jesinta continued to focus on her modelling career and was able to raise her profile by dating Sydney Swans star Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin. 

Scherri-Lee is no stranger to dating footy players either, having been in a relationship with West Coast Eagles player Brad Sheppard for roughly 18 months.

Unfortunately, the former couple split in late 2019, with Brad moving on with brunette beauty Ellen Taylor-Hawkins.

Where it all started: Scherri-Lee won Miss Universe Australia in 2011 (pictured)

Flashback: Jesinta won the same pageant one year earlier in 2010 (pictured)

Where it all started: Scherri-Lee won Miss Universe Australia in 2011 while Jesinta won the same pageant one year earlier in 2010

In 2011, Jesinta starred on the first season of Celebrity Apprentice, placing third.

In recent years, her modelling career has skyrocketed thanks to her sizeable Instagram following and star status as a leading WAG.

She spent around two years as an ambassador for David Jones, before being dropped by the department store in 2017.

Crowning glory: The fresh-faced models look almost identical in photos taken from their days as Miss Universe Australia winners

Hand to heart: Jesinta is all smiles after receiving her crown

Crowning glory: The fresh-faced models look almost identical in photos taken from their days as Miss Universe Australia winners

Shortly after, Jesinta took a swipe at the retail giant and said she was happy to be working with more high end brands.

‘I don’t know if department stores have the budget anymore, to be quite frank,’ she told the Daily Telegraph in 2018, implying that David Jones may not be able to afford her.

‘It’s nice not being boxed into one little department store. I’m really happy being able to work alongside the likes of Harrolds and wear the best of the best,’ she added.

WAGS R Us: Scherri previously dated West Coast Eagles player Brad Sheppard (pictured)

Married: Jesinta is married to Sydney Swans star Lance 'Buddy' Franklin (pictured)

WAGS R Us: Scherri previously dated West Coast Eagles player Brad Sheppard (left) while Jesinta is married to Sydney Swans star Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin (right)

After slumming it with department stores and brands like Cadbury, Jesinta reinvented her image and was able to snag endorsement deals with the likes of Dior and Tiffany & Co.

However, judging by her Instagram page, Jesinta now seems to be working with Myer. 

Meanwhile, Scherri-Lee is lighting up the small screen on The Celebrity Apprentice.

Queen: Scherri-Lee is lighting up the small screen as a fan fave on The Celebrity Apprentice

Queen: Scherri-Lee is lighting up the small screen as a fan fave on The Celebrity Apprentice

Total package! Scherri-Lee has impressed viewers of the show with her brains and beauty

Total package! Scherri-Lee has impressed viewers of the show with her brains and beauty

Countless viewers have pointed out how identical Scherri-Lee and Jesinta look in appearance, with the pair both sporting the same blonde locks and similar facial features.

Others have said that they want the Perth-based beauty to win the show, with countless fans impressed by her demeanour and work ethic. 

‘Beautiful and smart. Hope you win,’ gushed one follower.

‘You are in the firing line because you are a threat to some. You are awesome and you will win,’ wrote another.

'You are awesome and you will win': Fans have said that they want the Perth-based beauty to win the show

‘You are awesome and you will win’: Fans have said that they want the Perth-based beauty to win the show 

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