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Rachel Leviss Makes New York Fashion Week Runway Debut

Former Vanderpump Rules star Rachel Leviss has been booked and busy. While she left behind filming VPR, she found other ways to speak her truth. She launched her podcast, Rachel Goes Rogue. And she certainly hasn’t been shy about slamming her ex-affair partner, Tom Sandoval. Now Rachel is back in the modeling game and in a big way.

Rachel walked in New York Fashion Week


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Rachel walked the runway in the Glaudi by Johana Hernandez show during New York’s Fashion Week. And it was her first time! Rachel told People that her debut was “nostalgic” and “new and exciting.”

She continued, “The last fashion show I walked was in Paris for Paris Fashion Week, and it was also for Glaudi. Johana Hernandez was the designer there too. So we’ve worked together over the years. I feel at home.”

To open the show, Rachel donned a strapless gold gown. And to close it, she sported a sparkling red gown. That gown featured both a dramatic cape and some cutouts. “This is kind of like reentering into that modeling world. I’m not sure if that’s something that I want to pursue wholeheartedly, but I’m open to it,” Rachel said.

After working the runway, Rachel shared her thoughts. “I feel good. I feel a sense of relief. Of course, the adrenaline’s going and I just feel like it was a job well done,” she explained. “We did what we came to do and now we get to celebrate and have fun.”

Rachel also addressed how this gig boosted her self-esteem. “It makes me feel empowered. I feel like I’ve overcome a lot of difficulties this past year, and I finally get to start living life again,” Rachel stated. “So it feels really good.”

She added, “I’ve been working really hard on making sure I’m putting my mental health first and really putting myself first.” And she has hinted that a memoir is in her future. It seems that Rachel made the right decision not returning to Pump Rules.

Vanderpump Rules continues on Tuesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.