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Raquel Leviss pops up on the runway at NYFW amid new ‘Vanderpump Rules’ season

From pageant queen to runway model.

Raquel Leviss — who now goes by her given name, Rachel — may be done with “Vanderpump Rules,” but she’s not stepping away from the spotlight any time soon.

The 29-year-old Bravolebrity made her way to NYC in time for New York Fashion Week, where she walked the runway for Glaudi by Johana Hernandez on Thursday, sporting two different looks.

The first was a strapless flesh-colored cutout gown with gilded accents; the second, an orange beaded creation with side cutouts and a matching shrug.

This isn’t the ex-reality star’s first time on the runway; she previously strutted her stuff at both Los Angeles Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week, again for Glaudi, in 2019.

A former pageant queen, she won the title of Miss Sonoma County in 2016 and later went on the compete in Miss California and Miss Malibu USA.

The former pageant queen walked the runway for the Glaudi fashion show. Getty Images for Art Hearts Fashion

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While she joined the Bravo show when dating James Kennedy, the two ended their engagement in 2021 after five years together. In 2023, her secret months-long affair with co-star Tom Sandoval — who had been dating Leviss’ BFF Ariana Madix for nine years — was exposed, causing mayhem both on and off the show.

In the aftermath of Scandoval, she decided not to return to the reality show over money issues.

The former “Vanderpump Rules” star has started her own podcast instead of returning to the Bravo show. Getty Images for Art Hearts Fashion
She wore a strapless gown with side cutouts and gilded accents. Getty Images for Art Hearts Fashion

Leviss entered a mental health treatment facility shortly after filming the “Pump Rules” Season 10 reunion and moved home to Arizona, though she didn’t stay out of the limelight for long.

In August, she made an appearance on Bethenny Frankel’s “Just B With Bethenny” podcast; “Vanderpump” cast members Madix, Lala Kent, Stassi Schroeder and Katie Maloney were up in arms about the tell-all interview, saying the former “Real Housewives of New York” star “completely exploited” the situation.

Not to be deterred, however, Leviss launch her own podcast, “Rachel Goes Rogue,” earlier this year, and bashed Sandoval in the first episode detailing the scandal.

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