Rachel Hunter Returns to Modelling
Thirty years after she appeared on the cover of Vogue Australia as a teenager, New Zealander Rachel Hunter has returned as the face of Australian women’s fashion brand Jacqui E.
The former supermodel, who shot to fame in the late 80s and 90s and was married to rock star Rod Stewart, is excited to return to modelling.
“Australian Vogue took a big chance on having me come over here and do a cover with them and here I am 30 years later,” Hunter says.
“It’s great to come back into the Australian market which I had not been in a long, long time. It’s been amazing to step back into those [modelling] shoes at 47 years old.
“Jacqui E is modern, it’s for working mums, so the synergy between the two of us works well. Their clothing is for someone who is in the age bracket I’m in and you can look sexy and chic and respected. For a brand to take on someone who is age appropriate is a tip of the hat to them.”
Spending more time in New Zealand over the last 18 months of her mother’s life has reignited Hunter’s passion for her home country as well as Australia and she hopes to spend more time down under after spending the majority of the last 30 years in the United States.
“I need and want to spend more time down here, [my mother’s death has] made me grow up and take more responsibilities with a lot of stuff. Our bonds are tight down here and we’re very lucky,” she says.
Auckland-born Hunter made the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 1994 and again in 2006.
Original article by Kim Wilson, Herald Sun, July 28, 2017.