WOMEN WHO INSPIRE INTERVIEW – TARGET AMBASSADOR & ALL-AROUND BEAUTY, RACHEL FINCH >
QUESTION ONE – Before we talk shop, let’s start with a little get-to-know Rachael intro! Tell us a little about yourself:
I grew up in one of the best parts of the world – Townsville, in tropical North Queensland. I spent a lot of my childhood outside playing sports and training for athletics. Every Sunday we went to the river to spend the day water skiing and on school holidays we travelled inland on camping trips. I have so many amazing memories like that and when I travel back home now we still get out on the water. I entered a modelling competition when I was 15 where I was lucky enough to win and from then on I took the path of modelling. I have been lucky enough to travel the world, working and living in different countries with other models. My favourite place is New York! I love the buzz and excitement of being in the city it’s like no other. My family and my health are my number one and I’m on a constant search for what makes me feel better!
QUESTION TWO – Growing up and throughout your professional career, who has been your main mentor and why?
All the people in my family have guided and supported me the most. Now that I have my own daughter I can really understand and appreciate the effort my own parents put in. My relationship with them now has certainly strengthened! My Mum and Dad stood by my side through every experience at school and after I graduated. I am most close to my brother! We think on the same page and can finish one another’s sentences. I love being able to trust him with anything.
QUESTION THREE – To date, what is your absolute career highlight and what has been your personal highlight?
Winning the Miss Universe Australia competition and placing 3rd runner up at Miss Universe was a real highlight. The experience was absolutely mind blowing. I met incredible and intelligent women from across the globe and learnt so much about myself. My biggest highlight on a personal level is giving birth to my daughter Violet. I can’t believe how much joy she has brought into our lives, I would do anything for her.
QUESTION FOUR – Tell us about your role with Target and what the brand means to you:
Target has been a part of so many Australian families for many years and it’s a real honour to be working with such a company. Their work on developing and strengthening the fashion within the brand has been impressive! I love how they’ve been able to offer stylish and fashion forward pieces at affordable prices. It’s refreshing. I am so excited to be walking in their Spring Summer fashion collection shows in both Melbourne and Sydney during spring.
QUESTION FIVE – How would you describe your fashion style?
I have always loved simplicity and sophistication. I think less is more when it comes to putting an outfit together and my wardrobe has a lot of great staple items.
QUESTION SIX – What do you hope to bring to your role while working for Target?
It’s exciting to be able to launch the brand new Spring Summer collection for Target on the runway! It’s my first time on the catwalk since giving birth to Violet and that excitement of being on stage, a part of a production, is second to none! Spring is my favourite time of year and with the racing season upon us it’s nice to give people some great ideas on styling options for the track.
SISJ’S QUIRKY QUESTIONS
Describe yourself in three words: Optimistic, homey, and healthy.
If you were a colour, what would you be and why? Orange! I love the energy it radiates.
What beauty product can’t you live without? I’m loving the new range of nail polish from Colour Theory. The colour selection is gorgeous and it lasts forever which is great because I do a lot with my hands around the house. Play time with Violet also gets messy!
What is your most unappealing habit?! I love putting my feet up on the dash board in the car when I’m a passenger. It’s terrible I know, my husband hates it.
Who is your ultimate girl crush and why? I have always loved Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Alba! I think both are absolutely stunning and have chic senses of style. Jess is also incredibly passionate about healthy living and caring for the environment which I love. It’s nice to know good examples are being set about our earth and how to treat it.
A BIG thank you to the gorgeous Rachael for today’s interview. It was great to see you walk the MSFW Target Runway over the weekend!
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