Simone Holtznagel put on a brave face when she stepped out to attend the Sydney Everest Carnival launch with sister Madeleine on Tuesday. The 29-year-old model looked sensational as she showed off her slender figure and ample cleavage in a skintight red dress.
She accessorised her look with a red headband, pink handbag and matching heels. Madeline, 26, meanwhile stunned in a form-fitting floral dress which she teamed up with a pair of oversized sunglasses. She completed her ensemble with a baby pink handbag.
The glamorous sisters were seen walking off a super yacht after attending the event alongside Sydney’s elite. It comes after it was revealed a man charged with stalking Simone for nearly four months across Sydney’s east also had an AVO taken against him by another young woman.
Benjamin Reeves, 58, pleaded not guilty after being charged early this month with stalking the high-profile model with the intention of causing her fear of physical or mental harm.
On Tuesday, Daily Mail Australia revealed that Mr Reeves has a current Apprehended Violence Order taken out by police against him on behalf of a different woman. Simone became fearful when Mr Reeves began turning up at her workplace in Sydney’s CBD in 2020 and police took out an AVO on her behalf which remains in place.
The young woman, 20, whose family asked she remain anonymous, was working in the fashion industry when the AVO against Mr Reeves was taken out. Police allege the man became obsessed in April this year with 29-year-old Holtznagel and repeatedly turned up uninvited at events she was attending.
According to police, the Sydney North Shore resident stalked Ms Holtznagel for nearly four months until the end of July. He allegedly followed her to multiple locations and intimidated her.Police claim the majority of the stalking took place around Bondi Beach in Sydney.
Officers from the Eastern Suburbs contingent arrested Reeves a month ago at his McMahons Point home, from which he was taken to Chatswood police station and charged with stalking that afternoon.
Ms Holtznagel did not know her alleged stalker, according to police. Reeves was excused from appearing in Waverley Local Court, where his lawyer entered a plea of not guilty on his behalf on September 1.
Magistrate Ross Hudson ordered a brief of evidence be served on the defence in preparation for a hearing, on a date to be fixed when Mr Reeves will fight the allegation. Police applied for an AVO to protect Ms Holtznagel, which prohibits Reeves from approaching, contacting or harming the the model.
Ms Holtznagel has become a household name in Australia since she was a finalist in Australia’s Next top Model in 2011. She has appeared in campaigns for popular brands such as Guess Jeans, Bras N Things and Honey Birdette and famously modelled for Playboy in the United States.
The buxom blonde has also graced Australian TV screens with a stint on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! and put in a gruelling effort on SAS Australia. Just last month Ms Holtznagel confirmed she had moved in with her celebrity personal trainer boyfriend Jono Castano.
She wrote: ‘When you’ve never lived with a boy and now you live with your [email protected] jonocastanoacero, in reference to Jono playing FIFA soccer with a friend on the couch amidst raucous laughter.
The pair were reportedly dating since early 2022 but initially kept their romance under wraps. They went public in May when they were seen passionately kissing at Mimi’s restaurant in Coogee.
The pair first met several years ago when she was one of the trainer’s highest profile clients – though he was previously married to business partner Amy Castano. The model’s sister Madeline Holtznagel is also a fixture of the Sydney scene.
She is dating billionaire pub baron Justin Hemmes, 49, who reportedly owns the penthouse apartment in the beachside Sydney suburb of Coogee where she lives. Madeline recently jetted off for a break to his privately-owned resort on Haggerstone Island.