Rachael Joy Williams is an International Commercial model, based in London, UK. Of West Indian heritage, Rachael was born and raised in South-West London where she still resides today.
Rachael has a degree in Psychology and Counselling, and has stated that it has enabled her to empathise with, and portray different emotions and characters; something which has indeed improved her ability to model.
Rachael’s modelling career began in 2006 when her cousin entered her in the first ever Miss Black Britain Pageant. With over 400 young girls in the finals, Rachael was crowned the overall winner. As ambassador for a year Rachael was able to use this opportunity to open doors within the modelling industry. As the first ever Miss Black Britain, Rachael was automatically entered into the 2007 Miss England competition where she reached the final 15 impressing all judges with both her Beauty and Intelligence.
After taking time away from modelling to complete her degree, Rachael began modelling professionally in 2009. Her jobs range from runway to editorial, TV advertising and Hair and Beauty Campaigns. Rachael loves to travel and her favourite destination is Miami where she has had numerous model shoots. More recently she did catwalk at Nigeria’s MTN Fashion Week and a skincare advertisements in Southern Spain with well known Photographer, Christele Jacquemin.
Rachael has featured in an array of editorials and magazines from Vogue Italia and Vogue Japan to Grazia. Rachael has also represented global brands from Harrods and Selfridges to John Lewis, House of Fraser, Barbie, QVC and Nokia.
Although always being told she had the perfect features of a model, Rachael faced a major challenge whilst starting out her career; she had no support or guidance from any industry folk and was nearly discouraged from entering the modelling world until she won Miss Black Britain. Feeling that there is a need to nuture and encourage young women, Rachael has opened up the RJW Modelling Academy aimed to support and develop the talent of young models; giving them an easier and safer way to start their career as Models. Click here to visit the RJW academy»