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Rachael Finch


Inside the Myer Contemporary Brands Launch

16th March, 2016


I flew down to Melbourne last week to attend the Myer Contemporary Brands Launch during VAMFF which was held in St Kilda at a gorgeous space called the George Ballroom at The George Hotel. The iconic building was the perfect location to officially launch the Autumn ’16 collections of designers such as Georgia Alice (who I was wearing), Aje, Daniel Avakian, White Suede, búl, Skin & Threads and Acler. Myer’s brand ambassadors were there including Jodi Anasta, Rachael Finch and of course, Jennifer Hawkins to help showcase the range and we were treated to a gorgeous lunch. The models walked around during the lunch to show the various looks from the designers featured and provided a great fashion moment. Keep an eye out for the new looks in store.

Kate Waterhouse Brooke Testoni Kaity Ham

With Brooke Testoni (middle) and Kaity Ham

Kate Waterhouse Jodi Anasta

Me with Jodi Anasta


The amazing table at the lunch


The gorgeous floral centrepieces


The brands on show


The beautiful place settings


Snapping away with Rachael Finch


Taking a snap of the gorgeous table

Kate Waterhouse Zoe Foster Blake Melissa Singer

Me with Zoe Foster Blake (left) and Melissa Singer


Rachael Finch


Jodi Anasta

Kate Waterhouse Adrian Norris

Me with Adrian Norris

Myer ambassadors Jodi Anasta, Jennifer Hawkins and Rachael Finch



Top and flared pants: Georgia Alice

Heels Aquazzura

Photography: Danielle Castano and Adam Nalapraya 


Date with Kate, Fashion & Beauty

Date with Kate: Rachael Finch

10th May, 2015
Dinner with Rachael Finch at the Lexus Prix de Marie Claire Awards. Photo: Cybele Malinowski

Dinner with Rachael Finch at the Lexus Prix de Marie Claire Awards. Photo: Cybele Malinowski


Rachael Finch is a TV presenter, Myer ambassador, health coach and mother to 19-month-old Violet. I caught up with the former Miss Universe Australia at the Prix de Marie Claire Awards, presented by Lexus to chat about Finch’s busy work schedule, her former dreams of representing Australia at the Olympics, and how she will celebrate her second Mother’s Day today.

What are your plans for Mother’s Day? 

Relaxing! I treasure days I can spend from start to finish with Violet and my husband, Michael, so when they come up we keep it pretty casual. A day in the park with lunch at our favourite cafe sounds good.

What do you enjoy the most about motherhood? 

I love watching Violet explore the world around her and develop her own personality. Every day I am amazed at what she can do, even at such a young age. I can’t wait to continue growing with her and share in some beautiful moments. There is a beautiful wholesome feeling that has come with having Violet. I can’t wait to have more!

What advice did your mother give you that you will pass down to Violet? 

Mum always taught me the importance of self-respect on a physical and emotional level. She always took the time to explain why it’s important to take care of yourself and to not feel guilty doing nice things for yourself. Mum also worked incredibly hard from a young age and I saw how much strength and determination she had as a mother.

Is your Michael a hands-on father? 

He is like a second mother. I am very blessed. Because both our schedules are a mixed bag, we spend equal time with Violet so he is truly amazing at being a father. He is patient, warm and is completely in love.

What is a day in the life of Rachael Finch?

Every day is completely different. My week is mixed with photo shoots, media calls, presenting work, blogging, meetings, fitness, cooking, travel and being mum to my angel Violet. I love the variety in my schedule, it keeps me challenged, and I’m a bit of a freak when it comes to time.

Biggest personal and career highlight? 

There have been lots of moments so far where I have found myself stopping to soak up the experience. Representing Australia in the Miss Universe Competition in the Bahamas will always be a beautiful memory, and competing on Dancing with the Stars is incredibly special because I met my husband on the show. Personally, marrying the man I continue to fall in love with ever day, and having our first child, have been magical moments.

You must have interviewed some pretty amazing people with your role on Channel 7. Is there anyone who stands out in your mind and why? 

Interviewing Robin Williams when he came to Sydney to promote Happy Feet was a surreal moment. I remember going into the interview prepared with a whole page of questions for a seven-minute interview, and not having to ask one of them. He had such an incredible, unique energy about him that I have not seen elsewhere. I laughed the whole interview and will remember that for the rest of my life.

Have you ever been star-struck by anyone? 

I have met Jessica Mauboy​ a few times through my television and radio work and think she is simply amazing inside and out. When I hear her sing in real life, my body is covered in goosebumps. I think she is one of the biggest stars to come from our country.

You are always in such great shape. What is your fitness regime? 

Very sweet, thank you. Health and wellness is a lifestyle for me, not something I turn on and off. I love getting out of bed feeling amazing every day and having oodles of energy for Violet. I want to live to 120, but I want quality from those years. I try to be physically active every day, whether that means taking Violet for a power walk in the pram or taking a yoga class. I don’t like using the word ‘exercise’ and try to listen to my body on a neutral level every day to give it what it feels like. In saying that, I do like the idea of challenging by body to strive to become better.

You are also a certified health coach. What inspired you to do that and do you have plans to get more into that side of things? 

Studying to become a health coach was an extension of my love of health and wellness. I wanted to expand my knowledge of food, nutrition and healthy living and the course did that. It has helped strengthen my values and opinions within the brands I currently work with and it’s exciting to think about future prospects in the health space.

You represented Australia at the Miss Universe competition in 2009. Was that a good experience and what did it teach you? 

The Miss Universe competition was unreal. The competition ran for three weeks and every day I had lunch with a girl from a new country. It was incredible getting to know the women and hearing stories from their countries. It was my first real introduction to the world of media and entertainment and certainly taught me a lot about myself. Despite the stigma attached with beauty pageants, there was nothing more important than being 100 per cent yourself in every aspect of the competition.

If you hadn’t gone down the path of a career in media, what would you have done?

I would have   loved to represent Australia at the Olympics. I competed in athletics for nine years and my dream was to make a career as an athlete. My favourite events were long-distance running and long jump. I’m incredibly grateful now that I can still combine my love of fitness with my career with the brands I work with.

What do you do for fun during your time off? 

We love our food so our first stop on a day off is to eat somewhere yummy. Misha took me to Toko in Surry Hills on our first date and we love going there once in a while for sushi and a glass of red.

From your Instagram photos, you seem to be quite the chef. What is your signature dish? 

I’m in the kitchen most days cooking something new or recreating something I know the family will like. Misha likes when I cook a rack of lamb with roasted sweet-potato fries and a side of steamed greens. It’s simple but I think that’s the key when it comes to cooking. We try to eat foods as wholesome as possible but enjoy little treats on the weekend. Saturday night we might have a bowl of ice-cream or go out for a pizza. I also like making healthy snacks like protein balls, granola and slices to last throughout the working week.

 the Prix De Marie Claire Awards, presented by Lexus, at Moore Park.

WE ATE Flinders Island lamb rack with wild thyme, baby carrots, parsnips and pearl onions; followed by Valrhona chocolate mousse with milk jam, raspberries and lemon balm.

WE DRANK Two Italian Boys Pinot Grigio and sparkling water.

RACHAEL WORE an Alex Perry gown.

I WORE Christopher Esber dress.


2015 Magic Millions Raceday

13th January, 2015

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The Magic Millions raceday took place last Saturaday and the Moët & Chandon VIP Marquee was the place to be! Zara Phillips MBE, Patron of Magic Millions Racing Women was joined by an A list line-up of celebrity guests including Rachael Finch, Jodi & Braith Anasta, model Amanda Ware, Myer Ambassador Kate Peck, Pia Miller & Melanie Vallejo.



3rd September, 2014
At the Sydney Spring Carnival launch with Kyly Clarke and Jodi Anasta.

Attending the Sydney Spring Carnival launch with Kyly Clarke and Jodi Anasta.

My favourite time of year is here! The Australian Turf Club officially launched the 2014 Sydney Spring Carnival yesterday. The launch took place at the Owners Pavilion overlooking the Theatre of the Horse at Royal Randwick racecourse.

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VAMFF Opening Red Carpet Event

18th March, 2014
Jessica Gomes, Megan Gales & Montana Cox.

Jessica Gomes, Megan Gale & Montana Cox.

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) Opening Event was a star-studded event. Models Jessica Gomes and Montana Cox hit the runway while, VIP’s including mum-to-be Megan Gale, Emma Freedman and Rachael Finch sat front row and took in the latest autumn/winter trends.


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Date with Kate


21st April, 2013
Having Lunch with Rachael Finch.

Dining with Rachael Finch.

TV host Rachael Finch splits her time between her Channel Seven commitments and modelling as the brand ambassador for Speedo. Also a newlywed, Finch and her husband Michael Miziner found out they were expecting while on their honeymoon in Thailand, just days after they walked down the aisle in January. But the baby news is not stopping the mum-to-be, who is as busy as ever. Kate Waterhouse caught up with the 24-year-old to chat about expecting her first child and her plans to get back in a bikini three months after she gives birth.

What are you up to at the moment?

I’m carrying a baby, so that is at the forefront of my mind, that’s consuming all my thoughts. But we are already planning Speedo’s 2014 range … I give birth in mid-September and at the end of December I’ll be shooting [the campaign], so it’s a quick turnaround.

Are you shooting in your bikini so quickly after giving birth?

Yes, I hope to be bikini-ready in three months. I think it’s possible, providing everything goes according to plan. I’ll gauge how I feel and if there are no complications, that is my goal. The Spring Racing Carnival and Brownlow are part of my Channel Seven commitments and they are soon after I give birth.

Is there pressure for you to get back to work?

No, not at all, it’s totally cruisy. All my employers, including Channel Seven and Speedo, are just like, ”Congratulations, enjoy every moment, anything that you need, just let us know,” … so it’s really nice to have that support.

How will you juggle motherhood and all your different work commitments?

A lot of people are asking what I’m going to do, even my mum, because in mum’s day it was that you stay home and you look after the children … I don’t have anything against that lifestyle but I’m such a work-oriented person, so for me career is a big thing, so it’s all about gauging how I feel. My health is always No. 1. If I don’t feel like I’m healthy enough to give Michael and our child that attention then I’ll juggle it to make sure it fits.

Do you know if you’re having a boy or a girl?

No, I think that is the most important thing to leave secret because to me that is the most exciting part.

What are you currently working on?

I just finished Fashion Week, where I was a friend of Barbie [Doll] while she was in Australia. I took her around and showed her the sights of Australia … One of the most embarrassing moments was at Fashion Week: I had to have Barbie on my lap and for the show I was miked up and I was going, ”Look Barbie, do you like that dress?”

Why did you agree to befriend a doll?

Everyone asked ”Why would you do that?” but in this industry you get to meet so many people, go to so many amazing places that most people wouldn’t do in a lifetime, so I take these opportunities. I was going to do that diving show, Celebrity Splash, but then we found out we were pregnant so I thought it might not be a safe option, so that got sidelined. Those opportunities are fun and exciting and that is why I did MasterChef and Dancing with the Stars, because I love learning about new things. Next year, after we give birth, I will compete in a professional dance competition with Mish [Michael].

How is married life treating you?

Awesome, it still feels like we have been together for five minutes. He still opens the door for me, we still have those special moments, the text messages, and I think it’s really important. Some days are difficult – you are tired or you may get frustrated at something, but putting that work in to maintain that relationship is really important.

What do you do for fun together?

We love to go out for dinner. We love Toko, Spice Temple and … this place on Botany Road [in Alexandria] called Zion Sushi.

Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?

We are really enjoying the property side of things. That, to us, is really interesting and stimulating because it’s projects we get to work on together. I would still love to be travelling around the world, working on television. I would also love to do my own swimwear and gym wear and a couple of other products.

Rachael Finch

WE WENT TO The Grounds of Alexandria.
Spring chicken salad with poached chicken breast, pickled celery and tender stem broccoli with radicchio and dukkah dressing.
Freshly squeezed summer juices.
 Camilla and Marc top and skirt.