When was Rachel from Below Deck on America's Next Top Model? Bravo star's stint explained!

Below Deck star Rachel Hargrove has revealed that she was once on America’s Next Top Model but when was she on the show?

Rachel is well-known for her stint on Below Deck but did you know that she previously appeared on America’s Next Top Model?

The Bravo star recently opened up about her stint on the reality competition and meeting Tyra Banks in person.

So, when was Rachel on the show? Here’s everything you need to know.

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Who is Rachel Hargrove?

Rachel Hargrove, who comes from Tampa, Florida, is an experienced yacht chef.

She studied at the Culinary Institute of America and after that worked as an apprentice at the Michelin-starred restaurant Quatro Passi in Nerano, Italy.

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Moreover, Rachel has also spent time in Thailand, India and Japan where she learned more about the local cuisine and honed her culinary skills.

She is on Instagram under the handle @chefrachelhargrove and currently has 17.9k followers.

When was Rachel on America’s Next Top Model?

  • Rachel was on season 4 of America’s Next Top Model.

The Below Deck star appeared on Cycle 4 of the modelling competition which was back in 2005.

She was flown from Florida to Los Angeles to take part in the audition of the fourth season. You can see a snap from her stint down below.

Speaking on the Below Deck After Show, Rachel explained: “I was bartending at the time, and a lady came over to me for casting and was like, ‘Have you ever thought about being a model?’ And I was like, ‘No, have you met me?’

“She was just like, ‘No, we’re serious. Do you want to come and be on America’s Next Top Model?’ And I was like, ‘Does a bear s–t in the woods?’ I was like, let me put this bottle of Jager down at my bar. They can wait on their shots. Where do I sign?”

Rachel wasn’t one of the 20 semi-finalists and reflecting on the overall experience, she added: “It wasn’t like I lasted for ages. Because I got told I didn’t take it too seriously.”

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Rachel on working with Tyra Banks

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the Below Deck star called Tyra Banks “interesting” and said that the experience gave her an insight into reality TV.

“Tyra’s interesting,” she said. “The whole experience kinda gave me an idea of what reality TV might become.”

Below Deck is Rachel’s breakout role as a main cast member on a reality programme. It’s exciting to see what’s next for her, especially after she quit the show for 24 hours and then returned.

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