Thanks to the rise of the likes of Gigi and Bella Hadid, there’s a whole crew of new models on the block and now there’s another name to add to the list. Her name is Rachel Gilbert and she’s already set for the big time thanks to landing the coveted role as the new face of lingerie brand VS Pink.
If the label sounds familiar, it’s because it’s the sister brand to Victoria’s Secret. But most importantly, it’s known for propelling models into superstardom. Need proof? Its alumni includes Angel’s like Alessandra Ambrosio, Behati Prinsloo and Taylor Swift’s BFF Karlie Kloss so it’s safe to say we’re going to see a whole lot more of the 20 year-old model from now on.
Talking to Us Weekly, the blonde beauty couldn’t contain her excitement. “It’s an honour to be working with such an amazing brand – and to follow in the footsteps of previous PINK models like Alessandra Ambrosio, Behati Prinsloo and Elsa Hosk.”
The new gig makes a lot of sense. Rachel has pretty much climbed the ranks at Victoria’s Secret over the past few years – she even hosted a spring break beach bash in Florida with Gigi Hadid and then-boyfriend Cody Simpson back in March – so she’s already very part a part of the fam.
“Being a part of the brand has been a life-changing experience. The team at Pink has become my family and I’ve been able to travel the world and meet new people,” she told Ocean Drive magazine at the time. “I really love the fact that I get to model clothes that I actually like to wear and my friends wear as well. I also appreciate the fact that Pink lets me bring my own personality on set and lets me express who I am.”
Aside from the fact that she looks incredible in a bikini, what else should you know about Rachel? Well, first things first, she didn’t just pop out from nowhere. Over the years she’s appeared in a slew of campaigns for the likes of Urban Outfitters and racked up some serious column inches too, appearing on the pages of magazines from Cosmopolitan and Grazia to Marie Claire and Elle. But aside from all the campaigns, you can see her on the small screen too. She recently made a guest appearance on US TV show Younger, which stars Hilary Duff and she was also cast in country crooner Brett Eldredges’ music video, Lose My Mind.
She may be the model everyone’s keeping a close eye on right now but growing up, modeling wasn’t even on her radar. In fact, she always wanted to be a dancer. “I’ve danced my entire life,” she said in a recent interview. “As I got older I kept getting taller so it felt like a natural fit. When I was 15 I went to New York for an open call, which was an amazing experience so I decided to stick with it.”
Want to find out more about her? Just follow her on Instagram. Aside from posting pictures of herself looking immaculate hanging out with her model besties like Devon Windsor, she’s a major foodie. No, seriously – her feed is full of serious food porn. We’re falling more and more in love with her by the day and we promise you will too. Watch this space!