Hilary Rhoda is best known for her work with the brand Estée Lauder and her 2009, 2010, and 2011 appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Born Name Hilary Hollis Rhoda
Nick Name Hilary Rhoda
Born: April 06, 1987, 31 years and 7 months, Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA
Sun Sign Aries
Occupation Fashion / Runway Model
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Blue
Height 5 ft 11 in or 180 cm
Measurements 34-24-34 in or 86-61-86 cm
Bra Size: 34B
Rhoda attended St. Jane de Chantal School in Bethesda, Maryland for grade school. Before her career as a model, Rhoda graduated from the Academy of the Holy Cross, a Catholic all-girls school in Maryland.
Rhoda was born in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and raised there and in Rye, New York. She has Irish ancestry. As a high school student at the Academy of the Holy Cross in Maryland she was on the field hockey team 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. After receiving numerous call backs, she decided to be represented by Women Model Management. 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 Elite Model Management 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, 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.”
In January 2007, Rhoda signed an exclusive contract with Estée Lauder as their newest face. 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. 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.
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. She also appeared in Victoria Secret’s Fashion Show 2012.
Cosmopolitan and The New York Post opined that Hope Hicks, the White House Director of Strategic Communications under President Trump, resembles Rhoda.
Rhoda announced on November 13, 2013, that she was engaged to former National Hockey League player Sean Avery. They were married at the Parrish Art Museum in New York on October 10, 2015.
These are her talent agencies
Elite Model Management – New York
Women Management – Milan
She was also signed to these agencies before
Women Management – New York (2011-2012)
IMG Models – New York (2006-2011)
IMG Models – London (2009 – 2011)
IMG Models – Milan (2009 – 2011)
She has walked the ramp and advertised for Abercrombie & Fitch, Ann Taylor , Balenciaga, Bally, Banana Republic, Belstaff ,Bergdorf Goodman, Blanco, Bloomingdale’s, Blumarine, Brioni, C&A, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, DSquared2, Donna Karan, Emanuel Ungaro, Eres beachwear, Estee Lauder, Etro, GAP, Givenchy, Gucci, H&M, Hermes, Hollister, Hugo Boss Black, Jones New York, Just Cavalli, Lancome, Louis Vuitton, Max Mara, Michael Kors ‘Very Hollywood Color Collection’ cosmetics, Neiman Marcus, Pedro del Hierro, Peek & Cloppenburg, Pucci, Ralph Lauren Blue label, Roberto Cavalli, St. John, Valentino, Victoria’s Secret, Zara.
She has appeared in documentaries. Her first movie (although it was a TV movie) was Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit 2009 as herself in 2009.
First TV Show
Hilary’s debut television show was Ready to Wear – Spring / Summer 2006 fashion show in which she did catwalk for Balenciaga, Chanel, Hermes, Jenni Kayne, Lanvin, Rochas, Rodarte, Valentino, Wunderkind, Yves Saint Laurent.
Alexander Wang, Isabel Marant, Rag & Bone
Hilary Rhoda Facts
Hilary likes to play hockey, which is her hobby.
She has also appeared in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
She has graced the cover of various magazines like Doingbird, Flare, Vogue, L’Officiel, W, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Dazed & Confused, i-D, Ocean Drive, Town & Country, Foam, Scene, Tatler, Numero, etc.
Hilary was discovered by ProScout event in Washington D.C.
In January 2007, she signed an exclusive deal with Estée Lauder as their newest face.
She was ranked 12 by Forbes magazine, in their list of World’s 15 Top-Earning Supermodels. She was estimated to be earning $2 million.
She has appeared in advertisements for the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, Ralph Lauren and Donna Karan, among others.
She replaced Angelina Jolie as the face of Via Spiga.
Rhoda ranked sixth in Forbes’ 2013 ranking of the world’s highest-paid models.
The New York Post has discovered that Rhoda sued her mother in federal court in 2014, with documents stating Marianne “manipulated her familial role to improperly seize – and then abuse – enormous power over Hilary’s finances.
The suit claims that Marianne forged Hilary’s signature, diverted “substantial funds” for her retirement, refused to provide accounting records and used a company credit card “for hundreds of thousands of dollars” in personal expenses. It adds that Marianne used Hilary’s wealth as a “personal piggy bank”, including a withdrawal of $1 million in 2009 and wire transfers of just under $2 million to her personal account and “vendors . . . with no apparent association” to Hilary’s work as a model.