Rachael’s bank­ing on suc­cess

Townsville Bulletin - - News -

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.’’

EN­JOY.

. . Rachael Finch is rel­ish­ing her de­but on the in­ter­na­tional modelling scene

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