Rachel Leviss just made her first red carpet appearance since everything went down with Scandoval, and the timing couldn’t be more interesting.
On December 1, the 29-year-old reality star (f.k.a Raquel) arrived at the iHeart Radio Jingle Ball in Los Angeles wearing a sparkling sheer corset gown, pairing the silver sequins princess dress with peep-toed pumps and her signature cropped bob. With this shimmering look, Leviss attempted to set a glamorous tone for her return to the public eye in the wake of her affair with Vanderpump Rules costar Tom Sandoval and betrayal of Ariana Madix.
After checking herself into a mental health facility for 90 days following the season 10 reunion taping in March, Leviss decided against returning to the reality series for season 11. Still, there’s no doubt her presence will be felt as the next season airs—and not just because the topic of Scandoval will still be front-and-center in VPR season 11.
On November 30, one day before her red carpet moment, Leviss announced her own iHeartRadio podcast, Rachel Goes Rogue. The podcast will premiere on January 8, which just so happens to fall in the same month VPR is set to return on Bravo. “I’m Rachel Leviss,” she says in the trailer. “This might not be the return you’re expecting, but this coming January, you’ll hear my side of the story, and you may just be surprised what you find out.”
An iHeart Radio press release promised the podcast will break “the fourth wall in reality TV,” adding, “Every topic is on the table with Rachel confronting her truths, exposing secrets, and drawing strength from her continued transformations.”