Rachael’s banking on success
TOWNSVILLE’Sown Rachael Finch is our latest international model.
The self-confessed former tomboy recently picked up modelling jobs in New Zealand and will fulfil modelling contracts in Singapore and New York next year.
Her ride through the modelling industry is astonishing and it all started when she entered the 2004 Burdekin Fashion Bash.
‘‘I was told to enter it and after that I just started modelling for local designers,’’ Ms Finch said.
‘‘Then I started modelling down in Brisbane. However living in Townsville meant I could only travel down south for the major events because of travel expenses.’’
Ms Finch said everything gained momentum when model scouting company ProScout came to Townsville.
‘‘Since I joined I had 17 callbacks from different agencies around the world.’’
Currently Ms Finch is under contract with Red Eleven Modelling Agency in Auckland and was recently involved in a three-day television commercial shoot for the Bank of New Zealand.
‘‘The commercial has been the highlight of New Zealand so far,’’ she said.
‘‘I was so amazed, they had 100 cast and crew for the commercial and they had a huge budget set aside.
‘‘There’s even a guy with a magnifying glass who looks at the sun so he can alert the crew on the amount of sunlight.
‘‘Like he’ll say ‘20 seconds of sunlight available, shoot now’. It’s quite funny actually.’’
So far the former Ryan Catholic College student has enjoyed the modelling social life and recently attended a Christmas party in a $5 million mansion.
However it hasn’t been all fun and games for Rachael, who has worked hard every day for the past two weeks.
‘‘But to be fair I have been treated like a princess, it’s really well managed,’’ she said.
‘‘All my meals and travel is organised and every morning someone is there to slide a note under my door that tells me where I have to go and where I’m getting picked up.’’
Rachael harbours plans to host her own travel show and work in the film industry one day.
‘‘But for now I’ll just stick to modelling.’’
. . Rachael Finch is relishing her debut on the international modelling scene