Hilary Rhoda

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Hilary Rhoda
Born Hilary Hollis Rhoda
(1987-04-06) April 6, 1987 (age 27)
Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States
Modeling information
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Hair color Dark Brown
Eye color Blue
Measurements 86-61-92 (34-24-36) [1] / 86B-65-90 (34-25.5-35.5) [2]
Dress size 34 (EU) / 4 (US) / 6 (UK)

Hilary Hollis Rhoda (born April 6, 1987, in Chevy Chase, Maryland) is an American model. She is perhaps best known for her work with the brand Estée Lauder and her 2009, 2010, and 2011 appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

Early life[edit]

Rhoda's parents are Lebanese with Greek origins. Following their divorce when she was 9 years old, she lived with her mother and two younger sisters. Rhoda attended St. Jane de Chantal school in Bethesda, Maryland for grade school. Before her career as a model, she graduated from the Academy of the Holy Cross, a Catholic all-girls school in Maryland. As a student, she played on her school's field hockey and lacrosse teams.[3]


Rhoda was originally discovered at a ProScout event in Washington, D.C. After getting numerous call backs, she decided to be represented by Women Model Management.[citation needed] She soon appeared in ads for Hollister and Abercrombie, before switching to Click Model Management and recently with IMG Models, globally. She is currently represented by Elite Model Management in New York.

She was featured in the 2011 Max Mara AW campaign. She has previously appeared in advertisements for Balenciaga, Valentino, Belstaff, Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, Donna Karan, Gucci, Gap, Dsquared, Shiatzy Chen, Blumarine, and Ralph Lauren, and in Victoria's Secret catalogs. She has also appeared on the covers of American Vogue, Vogue Italia, Vogue Paris, British Harper's Bazaar, Time, Numéro, and W. In particular, for the May 2007 issue of American Vogue, Rhoda was featured on the cover with fellow models Doutzen Kroes, Caroline Trentini, Raquel Zimmermann, Sasha Pivovarova, Agyness Deyn, Coco Rocha, Jessica Stam, Chanel Iman, and Lily Donaldson as the "World’s Next Top Models."[4][5]

In January 2007, Rhoda signed an exclusive contract with Estée Lauder as their newest face. In July of that same year, earning at an estimated total of $2 million in the past 12 months, Forbes named her twelfth in their list of The World's 15 Top-Earning Supermodels.[6] She is the current face of St. John Knits (replacing Angelina Jolie), ERES Beachwear, and the Neiman Marcus spring/summer 2009 campaigns. 2009 also marked Rhoda's debut in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.[7]

Rhoda was selected to model the Hope Diamond in the Embrace Hope necklace on November 18, 2010 for the 50th anniversary on display at the Smithsonian.[8] She also appeared in Victoria Secret's Fashion Show 2012.[9]

Rhoda ranked sixth in Forbes' 2013 ranking of the world's highest paid models.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Rhoda announced on November 13, 2013, that she is engaged to former pro hockey player Sean Avery.[11]


  1. ^ a b IMG Profile IMG Profil imgmodels.com. Retrieved on 2010-05-20.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Modelresource.com Bio
  4. ^ Lee, Helen (11 April 2007). "Vogue’s ‘World’s Next Top Models’ cover". SassyBella.com. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  5. ^ Hit Girls - American Vogue, May 2007
  6. ^ Blakeley, Kiri (16 July 2007). "The World's Top-Earning Models". Forbes. 
  7. ^ Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2009 Retrieved 2009-02-20
  8. ^ [2] See the Hope Diamond in its New Setting, Unveiled Today at Natural History
  9. ^ http://vsallaccess.victoriassecret.com/fashionshow/
  10. ^ Le, Vanna. Forbes http://www.forbes.com/pictures/eimi45mdj/no-6-hilary-rhoda/ |url= missing title (help). 
  11. ^ Stephanie Webber, "Sean Avery, Former NHL Player, Engaged to Model Hilary Rhoda," Us Weekly, November 13, 2013.

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