Rachel Reilly is an American TV personality, talk show host, actress, and reality show participant who is best known for her participation in the US edition of the popular reality TV game show Big Brother. She had competed in the 12th and 13th seasons of the show and had won the latter season, in 2011. Rachel had also been a part of the global hit adventure reality game show The Amazing Race in 3 different seasons – finishing 3rd with her husband Brendon Villegas in both the 20th (2012) and 24th (2014) seasons of the show, and ending up 7th with her sister Elissa Slater in the 31st season (2019). She has produced and hosted TV shows on her own as well including Reality Relapse and Adventures 4 pets.
Rachel Eileen Reilly
Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, United States
Van Nuys, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California, United States
Rachel had attended the First Assembly Christian School (now known as Concord Academy) in her hometown of Concord before graduating in 2002 from Northwest Cabarrus High School in Kannapolis, North Carolina.
Later that year, she had joined the Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, from where she graduated in 2007, with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry.
TV Personality, Talk Show Host, Actress, Reality Show Participant
- Siblings – Elissa Slater (née Reilly) (Younger Sister)
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
60 kg or 132 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Rachel has dated –
- Brendon Villegas (2010–Present) – Rachel had started dating American TV personality and reality show contestant Brendon Villegas in 2010 when they were competing in the 12th season of Big Brother. He had proposed to her on Valentine’s Day in 2011 and the couple got married on September 8, 2012. The ceremony, which took place in Los Angeles, was aired by the WE Network as a holiday wedding special. They have 2 children together – a daughter named Adora Borealis Villegas (b. April 8, 2016) and a son named Adler Mateo Villegas (b. November 11, 2020).
Race / Ethnicity
She is of American descent.
She often tends to dye her hair red.
- Curvaceous figure
- Shoulder-length, straight hair
- Radiant face
- Affable smile
Rachel Reilly Facts
- When Rachel had won the 13th season of the reality TV game show Big Brother in 2011, she had survived a nomination for eviction 5 times. This was the then-record for any contestant winning the show.
- She had set the joint-record for the ‘Most Number of Head-of-Household (HoH) Competition Wins in a Season’ by winning 4 times. She had also tied the multi-season record with 6 wins overall in her 2 seasons at the show.
- Rachel and her husband Brendon, by finishing 3rd in both the 20th and 24th seasons of The Amazing Race, had become the 1st pair in the history of the show to have completed all legs of the arduous race in 2 separate seasons. Rachel had also become the first female participant ever to achieve the feat.
- When she had competed in the 31st season of the show, she had set a new record for the most number of legs completed in the show’s history.
Featured Image by Rachel Reilly / Instagram
Facts of Rachel Reilly
- full nameRachel Reilly
- Date of Birth October 16, 1984
- Age 37 years 1 months
- Horoscope Libra
- Lucky Number 3
- Lucky Stone Peridot
- Lucky Color Blue
- Best Match for Marriage Gemini
- weight60 kg
- height5 ft 7 in