Rachel was a model for Just 17 magazine in 1993, after beating out over 5000 competitors. Shortly after Rachel became a student at the London College of Fashion, where she accepted a diploma in the business course. On numerous occasions Rachel has stated if she was not a singer, she would work in the fashion industry.
For a short period of time Rachel worked as a secretary for a film company and grossed about £15,000 a year. “I would sit at my desk and make lists and try to work out how I could make my money stretch that month. My parents had got divorced and my mum was finding it hard so I would make it my priority to give her £50 a week to help her out, plus I had my car and travel to pay for. I’m just glad I’m not still doing that”