Rachael Finch

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Rachael Finch
Rachael Finch, 2012.jpg
Finch in April 2012
Born Rachael Finch
(1988-04-08) 8 April 1988 (age 29)
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Title Miss Universe Australia 2009
Spouse(s) Michael Miziner (m. 2013)
Children 2
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair color Medium brown
Eye color Brown
Miss Universe Australia 2009
Miss Universe 2009
(3rd Runner-Up)

Rachael Finch (born 8 April 1988) is an Australian TV host, model, and beauty pageant titleholder. She was awarded the 'People's Choice Award' for the 2006 Miss Teen Australia and finished as 3rd runner-up at Miss Universe 2009.

Since 2011, Finch has worked for Seven Sport as a roving reporter at events such as the Australian Open, Melbourne Cup and Olympics.


Finch was crowned Miss Universe Australia on 22 April 2009 and subsequently represented Australia at the Miss Universe 2009 pageant held in the Bahamas on 23 August 2009. She was roommates with Miss USA, Kristen Dalton, during the Miss Universe campaign. Rachael’s modeling career kick-started in 2004 when she won the Queensland Model of the Year title; but school remained her priority. In 2006, she was first seen by international agents Ford, Click, Elite, and IMG at a ProScout event held in Brisbane.

She is half-Australian through her father and half-Ukrainian through her mother.[1] On 14 November 2009; Finch along with a host of other celebrities took part in the "McHappy Day" fund raising activities.[2] She continues to use her growing celebrity status to contribute to charitable causes after appearing in Australian luxury lifestyle magazine, Box Magazine, in 2010 to raise money for children's charity ToyBox International.[3]

Finch married her former Dancing with the Stars partner Michael Miziner.[4] Finch gave birth to her daughter, Violet Rachael Miziner, in September 2013.[5]She gave birth to her second child, Dominic Michael Miziner in March, 2017.[6]


Finch works for the Seven Network as a reporter for several of its programs across current affairs and sports telecasts as well as making contestant appearances on Seven Network's in-house celebrity competition programs. Finch was one of the contestants in Celebrity MasterChef Australia in 2009. She progressed to the semi-finals, where she and Biggest Loser trainer Michelle Bridges made it through to the next stage. She reached the grand-finals in which she came third overall. Finch also appeared in the 2010 series of Dancing with the Stars. She was eliminated on 1 August 2010.

Dancing with the Stars performances

In late 2010, Rachael Finch joined the cast of the tenth season of Dancing with the Stars. Finch's partner is Michael Miziner, the partner to the original winner of Dancing with the Stars, Bec Cartwright. Despite receiving some negative comments from judge Todd McKenney over lack of content with their choreography, Finch and Miziner had been named the dark horse couple by the judges. Despite maintaining high scores, Finch and Miziner were the fifth couple eliminated on 1 August 2010.

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Total Score Result
Todd Helen Mark
1 Cha-cha-cha / "Telephone" 7 8 8 23 Safe
2 Tango / "Objection (Tango)" 3 7 7 17 Safe
3 Paso Doble / "Would I Lie To You?" 7 8 8 23 Safe
4 Quickstep / "Valerie" 7 8 8 23 Safe
5 Samba / "Hey Baby" 9 9 9 27 Safe
6 Aussie Smooth / "Bad Day" 6 7 7 20 Eliminated

2010-present: After Dancing with the Stars

Rachel now does a daily weather report on Channel 7's morning breakfast show Sunrise. Rachael and Smallzy filled in for Christo and Katie on NovaFM's 'The Fresh Hits' from Monday 14 November to Friday 18 November 2011. From Monday 5 to Friday 9 December 2011, Rachael and Daniel 'Gawndy' Gawned filled in for Christo and Katie on NovaFM. She married her Dancing With The Stars partner Michael Miziner in a private ceremony in Woollaahra on 3 January 2013. In March 2013, Finch announce she was expecting her first child to be born in September. On 24 September Finch and Miziner welcome a baby girl named Violet Rachael Miziner.[7]


  1. ^ Katherine Field (29 October 2009). "Miss Universe Australia Rachael Finch into Celebrity MasterChef semi-finals". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 29 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Natural beauties | Townsville Bulletin News". Townsvillebulletin.com.au. 2009-08-21. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  3. ^ "Rachael Finch Strips for Box Magazine (NSFW)". Pedestrian TV. 2010-12-21. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  4. ^ Casamento, Jo. "Rachael Finch and Michael Miziner Married". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Rachael Finch and Michael Miziner share photo of baby girl". News.com.au. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Ready to pop! Pregnant Rachael Finch glows in a figure hugging dress and sky-high heels as she leaves the KIIS FM studio A DAY before she's due to give birth to her second child". Daily Mail. Retrieved 1 March 2017. 
  7. ^ Casamento, Jo (2013-01-03). "Rachael Finch marries". The Border Mail. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 

External links

  • Rachael Finch on IMDb
  • Official Website
  • Official Blog
  • Miss Australia Universe 2009 Profile
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Russia Vera Krasova
Miss Universe 3rd Runner-Up
Succeeded by
Ukraine Anna Poslavska
Preceded by
New South Wales Laura Dundovic
Miss Universe Australia
Succeeded by
Queensland Jesinta Campbell
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