Have you noticed this fabulous, fresh face on our site? New model Rachel has been gracing our recent shoots with her pretty poise, and we just couldn’t wait to feature her! Learn a little bit about the inquisitive mind and adventurous personality of this glam gal in this month’s Q&A.
What makes someone beautiful?
A person with a positive attitude and a good sense of humor will always be more attractive to me than someone who is pessimistic or doesn’t laugh at the little things. I love to laugh. Laughing to me is the best anti-depressant in the world — being goofy and happy is beautiful. I am also a strong believer in the idea that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I love the fact that people fall in love with different people, ideas, music, art, and hobbies because everyone sees them uniquely.
What have you learned recently that’s surprised or really fascinated you?
Recently with all of the “Ice Bucket Challenge” videos on social media, I have learned a lot about ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. I did the challenge myself and went on the ALS Association’s website to do some research. I had no idea how serious of a disease it was and how many people were affected by it.
Apart from modeling, what fields, hobbies, or subjects are you passionate about?
I am currently a third-year Pharmacy student at Duquesne University, and on campus is where I spend most of my time, whether it’s in class, the library, or at an event. I am the PR chair for my professional fraternity, Kappa Epsilon, and I love being a part of such an amazing group of young women. When I do have time to myself, I enjoy doing yoga, listening to music, and walking in the park.
What was your favorite fashion fad growing up?
I crimped my hair a lot, and I even had a heart and star crimper. I also wore scrunches, bandanas, big bows, and beads in my hair as a child. I think my hair and I are both glad these trends are gone.
What unique fact would someone be surprised to learn about you?
I really enjoy going fishing, camping, and shooting in the summer. My uncle taught me how to fish when I was little, and my boyfriend just recently taught me how to shoot. I wouldn’t say I’m an outdoorsy person, but I really enjoy going to the lake and being able to get muddy outside once and a while.
What’s one lesson or piece of advice you use everyday?
To give someone a smile. Whenever I am walking, if I make eye contact with someone else, I’ll try and give a little smile. If they end up not smiling back, I don’t let it bother me — I’d rather be the one who smiled than the one that didn’t. If they do smile back, then it makes me feel a little happier, and maybe I brightened their day. I hope that they will then smile at the next person they see, and maybe it’ll get passed along to someone who really needs it.
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