Rachel Hunter does not strike me as someone who needs to lose weight. From doing activities likehiking, biking and Pilates, she seems to be pretty on top of her health. Apparently Slim-Fast had another idea in mind when they contact her to be their newest spokes model last March.
People got the scoop from Rachel on her new gig:
"I thought, 'Wow, what's wrong with me?'" says the model, 36, with a laugh. "'Do I look fat?'" Hardly. At 5'10" and 147 lbs. (about 10 lbs. more than her peak modeling size), Hunter is most people's idea of an after picture. She felt better when the rep said they weren't looking for a Kirstie Alley-type loss, but someone for a campaign aimed at women who want to drop 5 to 20 lbs. Hunter, it turns out, is one of them. "There's no target weight, but I'll know when I get there," she says. "I want to feel sexy and hot!"
Despite appearances, Slim-Fast sees in Hunter a regular gal who "can inspire. She's not a size 2, nor does she aspire to be," says brand director Virginia BlakeWest.
"As I've gotten older, I can't eat as much as I used to," says Hunter. But while she'll slurp the 190-calorie shakes for breakfast and lunch, she'll still cook favorites like pasta and steak for kids Liam, 12, and Renee, 15. (Their dad is her ex-husband, Rod Stewart.) "The diet is not something I want to involve my daughter in – there are already too many stresses on teens. We sit down and eat dinner together."