Vanderpump Rules star Raquel Leviss is much more than a reality star, and she has a track record to prove it. The Sur hostess came to Los Angeles straight from college at Sonoma State University and has competed in a handful of pageants.
Raquel competed in the 2022 Miss California pageant, where she placed as a semi-finalist. The reality personality gushed over the bittersweet experience on her Instagram account, since it was the last pageant she would compete in.
“Fingers crossed that it won’t be my very last pageant ever and that I will have the opportunity to represent California on the Miss USA stage,” her April 2022 Instagram caption read. “You may know me as ‘the pageant girl,’ but my one wish is to debunk the stereotype that comes to mind.”
Keep scrolling to learn more about the Vanderpump Rules star’s past and current jobs!
How Long Has Raquel Leviss Competed in Pageants?
Raquel’s biggest pageant accomplishment was winning Miss Sonoma County in 2016, which is where she grew up and went to college. She went on to compete in the Miss California Miss Malibu USA, although it’s unknown if she placed in the pageants.
Does ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Star Raquel Leviss Model?
The Bravo star appeared on the runway in Paris Fashion week in 2019, which is a huge deal. She opened up about her modeling career with The Lookbook in 2019, revealing that she started modeling in 2012.
“In the past two months, I walked for another designer in Paris Fashion Week, which was a dream come true,” she shared. “And then I shot some looks in Paris, and it’s been unreal. I’m loving my modeling career,” she continued.
“I love walking the runway and I used to be a dancer and I love performing in front of people, so I feel like when you walk the runway it’s very similar, that kind of performance aspect.”
How Else Does ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Star Raquel Leviss Earn Money?
The TV personality often has deals with brands for influencing their pieces online. She has worked with Lucky Brand Jeans, Dollskill and Grande Cosmetics.
What Is ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Star Raquel Leviss’ Net Worth?
It is unknown how much money Raquel has to her name Her reported net worth ranges from the single million digits all the way to unbelievable seven-figure numbers, but it is known how much money Raquel makes due to Vanderpump Rules. After the cast reportedly negotiated their pay in 2014, The Hollywood Reporter noted that the main cast members of the show make roughly $25,000 per episode.
Raquel Collaborated on a Beauty Product With Lala Kent
From frenemies to partners … to enemies. Raquel and costar Lala Kent capitalized off of their past season 7 feud when Lala called the aspiring occupational therapist a “Bambi ass bitch.” In March 2022, the duo released the “Bambi Eyed B*tch” eyeshadow palette, which retailed for $42.
The eyeshadow palette sold out within the first 24 hours of the sale.
When Did Raquel Leviss Have an Affair With Tom Sandoval?
Fans were shocked to learn that Raquel was involved in a seven-month-long affair with Tom, which led to his split with Ariana Madix on March 3, 2023, Life & Style confirmed at the time.
“The rumor is true — they, in fact, broke up due to Tom cheating on her with Raquel,” a source close to Ariana told Life & Style.
“Hope you all feel as sick as I do,” James wrote via Instagram on March 3, 2023. “This explains everything.”
Raquel broke her silence five days after the news broke via Instagram.
“I want to apologize for my actions and my choices foremost to Ariana, and to my friends and the fans so invested in our relationships,” she wrote on March 8, 2023. “There is no excuse, I am not a victim, and I must own my actions and I deeply regret hurting Ariana.”
Tom posted a statement the same day, admitting he was “selfish” and “reckless.”
“I can only imagine how devastating this has been for Ariana and everyone around us,” he wrote via Instagram. “I feel really horrible about that. My biggest regret is that I dishonored Ariana. I never meant to disappoint so many people, including our loving families and friends.”
Tom and Raquel called it quits after seven months, according to multiple reports.