Raising the bar of raw talent fitness and beauty with 2017 MOLLBABE Babe of the Day beauty – Rachel McKay

Yes its true we are upping the ante as we raise the bar of Beauty with today’s MOLL MAG South Africa   MOLLBABE Babe of the Day , as we explore those radiant and raw talented looks and beyond that meets the eye…. as our CEO Arne Schreuder introduces MOLLBABE model Rachel McKay




Welcome Rachel McKay ,






1. Tell us a bit about yourself in a small time capsule and where you reside from Rachel ?



  • Aha, no problem. I grew up in a small town just outside of Woodstock Ontario , Canada ,  I was raised on the farm – love it.






2. How did your career in modeling all start for you and where did the passion and love came from for it ?




  • I knew I had passion for the arts ever since I was girl. I loved being on camera, and acting. I was casted in Theater and Drama Plays, and it wasn’t until I was 18 that I decided to get more serious in the industry after one of my teachers told me to consider it because they saw the potential I had.





3. Other than modeling we come to notice your a Fitness Enthusiast as well as a Mental Health Advocate , tell us a bit more of that fitness and health journey of yours ?




  • Just like The Arts, I’ve always had passion for sports and athletics. I grew up playing competitive sports – my favorite being ice hockey. I’ve also always been into working out, and I decided a few years ago I would try competing in a few fitness shows, but only when the time was right. Fast forward to 2016, I competed in 2 shows, and another one this past May. It’s actually something that ties into the Mental Health. Everyone has a story… fitness saved my life, and its like my, “zen” zone. It’s something I do to keep myself level headed and aware. It’s something that makes me great, and empowers myself to just stay focused.





4. What is it from fitness and modeling that makes it most intriguing to you as a person ?




  • I like that fitness and modeling can both tie into each other. There are so many fitness models outer that I personally look up to. Muscle on a women can be sexy, but being able to be versatile in my look is something that is more appropriate for my type of work, especially for acting.






5. Lets talk fitness for a while , what is your go to exercise  and physical activity to keep you in a healthy state of mind , please share with us and explain ?





  • I follow a workout plan designed for my goals. I do 40 mins of cardio a day, followed by a specific workout routine for that day. I would probably say I enjoy training legs aka #tushtuesdays … or triceps and chest.






6. What type of fitness supplements do you take and believe in and why ?





  • I don’t take anything crazy at all, and I personally get a little skeptical of products being sold on the market. Honestly, I just take multi vitamins, 369 oil, and use Vega One Protein.





7. Explain to us in your own words what is the difference between using Weight machines and aka Free Weights in the gym ?
  • Before I got “educated” on using weights properly, I use to have this misconception that lifting heavy would make myself bulky – I can assure you, that is not the case at all.
    Using free weights allows you to use more than one muscle group. So think of the squat rack. You’re really using your glutes, hamstrings, and core.
    Weight machines are great if you are pressed for time, and need to get a quick fix. However, I support free weights all the way. You feel more in control.





8. We also hear along the grapevine that you are also a certified makeup artist for http://www.maccosmetics.com  , tell us your GO TO Makeup Beauty secret you believe in and live by in a day to day basses ?
  • MAC is a great company to work for, they have amazing products and such vibrant lip and eye colors.
    The biggest beauty tip I would say to people is ensuring you have clean, fresh skin. I swear by the product Biotherm because it keeps my skin clean, and hydrated. Most cleansers have alcohol in them, which makes the skin dry. So if you’re looking for a great skincare line – I recommend Biotherm.







9. Your Favorite movie ? , favorite TV SHOW and Favorite Late night snack you indulge #cheatmeal before bedtimes ?
  • Favorite movie – Mean Girls .. but throw on anything scary and horrifying and I’ll watch it till the end. If I had to pick a cheatmeal, I would have to say a thick milkshake, and I’m pretty open about flavors :p




10. What types of modeling genres do you partake in and focus on as a model ?
  • I would consider myself to be versatile with any look. I like being able to be the “Girl next Door” and then be able to spice it up into something flirty and fun, to sexy and deep.






11. Everyone of us has a hidden talent or a hidden talent yet to be discovered , we would like to know whats your hidden talent ?





  • LOL. I can speak in many different characters. Darth Vader, Donald Duck, Luigi, Stitch… just to name a few.






12. What inspires you in life to be who you are and where you are today ?
  • We all have a story. I feel I’ve been at the bottom, and something changed when I realized I wasn’t living a healthy life. That’s when I turned to fitness to get a hold of the dark times. That time is something that doesn’t define me as a person today – yet I think of it as a chapter in my life. My goal is to do motivational speaking with mental health because I’ve been there. I’ve been in a dark place before. Ending the stigma around mental health should known. It’s okay not to be okay. We are all human. I especially want women to know that inner beauty speaker louder than outer beauty. Be true to yourself, and who you are. It doesn’t mater what other people think because at the end of the day, you have to do whats best for you.






13.   Are you a big sports fan fanatic and if so which teams do you support on the couch in front of the telly or at live games and sporting events and venues ………. give us your sport fan cheerleader cheer for the day ?






  • I am a huge supporter of sports and it’s so important to always give the home team Toronto some love when they play. Whether it be ice hockey, baseball, or basketball, it’s all amazing to watch.
    LOL – (Cheer really loud) HAH






14.  Where to from here whats next on your bucket list in the modeling industry give us a sneak peek on what to expect from you ?




  • I’ve already been given an opportunity to travel with an organization (Fitness Star) to work and help their brand was an ambassador. I had competed in two WBFF fitness comp shows last year, placing well in both. Since then, I was approached to work closely with the brand as an influencer and it was one of the best decisions I made.
    I have a few other opportunities coming up regarding acting, and modeling which involves traveling but until then. My lips are sealed . 😉






15.  Where and how can photographers and the public follow and get in touch with you on social media to help you grow….. and support you on your modeling journey , please list your social media links below ?










FACEBOOK – Rachel McKay 


INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/_rachmckay/ 


WEBSITE – https://rachelannmckay.wordpress.com/ 


SNAPCHAT – @ r.mckay







Article written , interview and edits done by :



Arne Schreuder / Arne Schreuder mollmagsa CEO 









Raising the bar of raw talent fitness and beauty with 2017 MOLLBABE Babe of the Day beauty - Rachel McKay
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