Australian TV Host, Dancer, Model and Beauty Pageant Titleholder Read More
Rachael Finch is an Australian beauty pageant titleholder and television reporter. She was awarded the ‘People’s Choice Award’ for the 2006 Miss Teen Australia and she finished as the third runner-up in Miss Universe 2009 pageant.
Finch was crowned Miss Universe Australia on 22 April 2009 and subsequently represented Australia at the Miss Universe 2009 pageant held in the Bahamas on 23 August 2009.
She was roommates with Miss USA, Kristen Dalton, during the Miss Universe campaign. Rachael’s modeling career kick-started in 2004 when she won the Queensland Model of the Year title; but school remained her priority. In 2006, she was first seen by international agents Ford, Click, Elite, and IMG at a ProScout event held in Brisbane.
She is half Ukrainian on her mother’s side. On 14 November 2009; Finch along with a host of other celebrities took part in the “McHappy Day” fund raising activities. She continues to use her growing celebrity status to contribute to charitable causes after appearing in Australian luxury lifestyle magazine, Box Magazine, in 2010 to raise money for children’s charity ToyBox International.
Finch married her former Dancing with the Stars partner Michael Miziner. Finch gave birth to her daughter, Violet Rachael Miziner, in September 2013. Finch works for the Seven Network as a reporter for several of its programs across current affairs and sports telecasts as well as making contestant appearances on Seven Network’s in-house celebrity competition programs. Finch was one of the contestants in Celebrity MasterChef Australia in 2009. She progressed to the semi-finals, where she and Biggest Loser trainer Michelle Bridges made it through to the next stage. She reached the grand-finals in which she came third overall. Finch also appeared in the 2010 series of Dancing with the Stars. She was eliminated on 1 August 2010.