Hilary Rhoda

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Hilary Rhoda
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Rhoda in 2014
Hilary Hollis Rhoda

(1987-04-06) April 6, 1987 (age 33)
Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States
(m. 2015)
Modeling information
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Hair colorDark brown
Eye colorBlue

Hilary Hollis Rhoda (born April 6, 1987) 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 was born in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and raised there and in Rye, New York. She has Irish ancestry.[4] As a high-school student at the Academy of the Holy Cross in Maryland she was on the field hockey and basketball teams as a three-year varsity athlete, and as a member of the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship team she earned honors and was awarded best offensive player. Recruited by several colleges to play field hockey, Rhoda deferred her college acceptances after she began a career in modeling during her sophomore year.


Rhoda was discovered at a ProScout event in Washington, D.C. She soon appeared in ads for Hollister and Abercrombie, before switching to Click Model Management and then to IMG Models, globally. She is currently represented by IMG Models in New York.

She was featured in the 2011 Max Mara AW campaign. She previously appeared in advertisements for Balenciaga, Valentino, Belstaff, Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, Donna Karan, Gucci, Gap, DSquared², 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."[5][6]

In January 2007, Rhoda signed an exclusive contract with Estée Lauder as their newest face.[7] In July that year, earning at an estimated total of $2 million in the prior 12 months, Forbes named her 12th in their list of The World's 15 Top-Earning Supermodels.[8] She is the current face of Via Spiga, 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.[9]

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.[10] She also appeared in Victoria's Secret's Fashion Show 2012.[11]

Rhoda ranked sixth in Forbes' 2013 ranking of the world's highest-paid models.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Rhoda announced on November 13, 2013, that she was engaged to former National Hockey League player Sean Avery.[13] They were married at the Parrish Art Museum in New York on October 10, 2015. She announced she was expecting their first child in 2020.[14] Their son, Nash Hollis Avery, was born on July 28, 2020.[15]


  1. ^ "Hilary Rhoda Portfolio". IMG Models. 2015. Retrieved February 27, 2015.
  2. ^ http://www.imgmodels.com/hilaryrhoda/milan/women
  3. ^ https://models.com/models/Hilary-Rhoda
  4. ^ Truong, Peggy (November 8, 2012). "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2012: Backstage With Hilary Rhoda". Celebuzz. Retrieved February 27, 2015.
  5. ^ Lee, Helen (April 11, 2007). "Vogue's 'World's Next Top Models' cover". SassyBella.com. Retrieved April 18, 2011.
  6. ^ "Hit Girls". American Vogue. May 2007.
  7. ^ https://www.esteelauder.com.au/estee-stories-article-advanced-night-repair-eye-concentrate-matrix-hilary-rhoda
  8. ^ Blakeley, Kiri (July 16, 2007). "The World's Top-Earning Models". Forbes.
  9. ^ "Swimsuit edition". Sports Illustrated. 2009. Retrieved February 20, 2009.
  10. ^ Righthand, Jess (November 18, 2010). "See the Hope Diamond in its New Setting, Unveiled Today at Natural History". Smithsonian. Retrieved February 27, 2015.
  11. ^ "2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show". VS All Access. 2014. Archived from the original on February 27, 2015. Retrieved February 27, 2015.
  12. ^ Le, Vanna (2015). "The World's Highest-Paid Models of 2013: No. 6: Hilary Rhoda". Forbes. Retrieved February 27, 2015.
  13. ^ Webber, Stephanie (November 13, 2013). "Sean Avery, Former NHL Player, Engaged to Model Hilary Rhoda". Us Weekly.
  14. ^ "Hilary Rhoda Is Pregnant With First Child After Suffering Multiple Miscarriages". Entertainment Tonight. CBS Studios Inc. January 23, 2020.
  15. ^ "Hilary Rhoda and Sean Avery welcome a baby boy". Page Six. July 28, 2020.

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