Rachel Uchitel: If 9/11 never happened ‘I’d be fat and happy with kids’

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Tiger Woods’ first known mistress Rachel Uchitel has an epic interview with The Daily Mail in which she gives us even more evidence that she’s a self absorbed piece of work. It’s pretty phenomenal how narcissistic and full of herself she comes across, and I’ve read prior interviews with her and had the lowest expectations. In this interview, Rachel tries to portray herself as this victim of circumstance on one hand (her fiance died in the Twin Towers on 9/11) and as a bootstrapping entrepreneur on the other. She only manages to come across as completely superficial and willing to use whatever excuses she can to justify her behavior.

On how she would be “fat and happy” if 9/11 never happened
“People have called me all sorts of names, but they don’t know me. I am not the same as the other girls and I never ever imagined in my wildest dreams that I would be caught up in a scandal like this. If things had been different and 9/11 had never happened, my life would have taken a different course. I’d be fat and happy, living in a big house in Long Island with a load of kids. I’m only telling my story now so that people can discover what sort of girl I am and learn the truth about me. If they still choose to hate me, then so be it. But I never set out to hurt anyone.”

Interviewer on how she constantly asks if she’s fat
In person, Rachel is tiny. Like so many women in Los Angeles, she has generously proportioned artificial breasts, plumped-up lips and a body kept whippet-thin with daily two-hour sessions in the gym (she’s clearly obsessed by her weight and constantly asks me if she looks fat). She has bought a pretty floral dress especially for our photoshoot but admits: ‘It is not something I would normally be caught dead in. But I want to show a different side of me. I’ve been branded as a scarlet woman but I am much, much more than that.’

Claims she’s a love addict, will never sleep with a married man again
“People don’t really understand love addiction, but I think a lot of women will relate to it. Instead of filling themselves with booze or drugs, love addicts become emotionally invested in a series of bad relationships. Since I lost Andy, I have always been looking for the perfect man. I wanted a man who would marry me, give me the house and children I long for. I plunged headfirst into relationships which I should never have been in.”

I ask her if she regrets sleeping with a married man: “Yes, of course,” she snaps. “I will never, ever do that again.”

On how she coped after her fiance died
“I sat in the closet in his clothes just to smell him. The doctors gave me pills to sleep. That’s when my addiction to Ambien started (Rachel allegedly introduced Tiger to the sleeping drug he took before he crashed his car). Andy’s credit cards were returned, burned, in the mail. Every day they would find bits of his life, a burned driver’s licence or whatever, and I would have to open the envelope.

“I went through hell. I fell to pieces. When the one-year anniversary of 9/11 happened, most of his friends had moved on. People we knew had married and were starting families. I felt robbed.”

On how she got a job as a club promoter
After that, Rachel says: “I had to leave New York and move on with my life for my own sanity. I had to reinvent myself.” She loaded her belongings into her car and headed west to Las Vegas, where her grandfather had a house.

Within months she had landed a job as head of VIP operations at Tao Nightclub in The Venetian casino. She later acted in a similar role at other clubs in Vegas, including The Bank at Bellagio.

“I am not a whore, nor am I a girl impressed by money or fame,’ she says. ‘I have a brain and I came from money. I never needed any man’s money.’

On how she knew bigwigs and got them hookers
“I still have my little black book and it has 5,000 men in there who are pretty much the men who run the world,” she says grandly.

“My life became one of private jets. My job was to get the high-rollers, or whales as we called them into the club and give them anything and everything they wanted to have the best night of their lives – guys who would order 100 bottles of Cristal champagne in a night or even blow $500,000 [£300,000] on one night of partying.

“If they wanted steak, they got steak. If they wanted a certain song, I”d get it played on a loop all night. A Saudi prince loved Uptown Girl so I sent someone out to get it and that prince had Uptown Girl all night.

“And if they wanted girls, I’d get them girls, though you have to understand I never got involved in that side of things. Of course, some of the girls were hookers. And others would sleep with men for gifts. But I didn’t force anyone to do anything. These were consenting adults. I was there to work and make money. It was strictly business.” She claims she earned £300,000 a year: “I was paid well and got huge tips. I deserved it. I was good at my job.”

[From The Daily Mail]

It’s as if she had no other options after losing her fiance than moving to Vegas, becoming a club promoter and glomming on rich men. She supposedly worked as a television producer at Bloomberg beforehand. It goes on, but I’ll spare you. Rachel refuses to talk about her rumored $10 million settlement from Tiger, but the interviewer notes that Rachel has purchased an over $3 million penthouse in New York and that she still owns a condo in Vegas. Oh and Rachel also puts in some digs at Tiger’s other mistresses, calling Mindy Lawton (the HoJos hostess) “poor Mindy” and saying of Jaimee GrubbsThe poor girl had a tooth missing. Honestly! She was toothless!” These other girls are “poor” to Rachel because they weren’t “smart” enough to blackmail Tiger as effectively as she was. She “never needed any man’s money” but she sure took a huge chunk of it when the opportunity presented itself.

Here’s Rachel with her date Jason “Gummi Bear” Davis at a charity event on 10/23/10. Maybe she’s with him because she knows he could never make her look fat. Credit: WENN.com

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  1. Samigirl says:

    I feel for her, because 9/11 was a huge tragedy and she lost someone she really loved, but saying she will never sleep with a married man again? She has done it twice-that we KNOW of! I’m sure we can triple that number and be closer to how many married men she has really slept with. She is not a victim, she is a self absorbed, self important, petty woman.

  2. Lisa Turtle says:

    Well… She has a point. She was dealt a hand of cards and did what she could with it. Granted, working in Vegas clubs, giving men whatever they wanted, hookers, drugs, etc, is an extremely morally dubious way to deal with your hand of cards, but Rachel is laughing all the way to the bank. Vegas is a sad place.

  3. bellaluna says:

    This. Bitch. I take real exception to her comments. Tragedy doesn’t generally turn women into gold-digging whores. Ask any woman who has lost a husband (or child, for that matter) in a war (it IS Veteran’s Day, after all). They may have their moments, but it sure as hell doesn’t become a CAREER!

    And how disrespectful to all the other September 11 widows, including those military wives who’ve lost their husbands in the ensuing war that resulted. She’s an asshole!

  4. anti says:

    there were many 9/11 widows and i am sure that they did not automatically turn into uchitels.

  5. Sakyiwaa says:

    wow! i dunno what to say about this woman… i cant believe i just wrote that…

  6. RobN says:

    I feel badly for the Rachel who existed on 9-11. I do not feel badly for the Rachel of 2010.

  7. Stronzilla says:

    She has a black book with the names of 5000 men, the men who run the world, and she’s hanging all over Jason Davis? Gummi Bear, if I was you I’d keep one hand on my wallet.

  8. Po says:

    Why are we supposed to automatically take her word for the fact that she was a great person and then 9/11 happened. Here’s an idea, maybe she was a sleazy before 9/11 and that horrible day changed nothing for her.

  9. Karin says:

    “Tragedy doesn’t generally turn women into gold-digging whores”

    True – but sometimes it makes you very self destructive. I’m not giving her a pass on any behavior but I am not going to judge harshly either. When I had cancer I went on a 1 year bender where I did many things I am not too proud of. You don’t know how you will deal with enormous amounts of pain. I did read an article some time ago about the widows of some 9/11 firemen. Out of respect for their fallen comrades, there were firemen who helped out the widows with everyday things -family, kids, groceries etc… Eventually some of these men left THEIR family to be with the widow. It’s how grief works for some people. I am sure you will find that out of everyone left behind (after 9/11) you have people who turned to drugs, alcohol, sex…just like you will have some who turned to better outlets for their pain.

  10. bubbles says:

    judging by this photo she is not far off — she is with the fat kid and looks pretty hapy, so Congrats Rachel you ‘re there now go away!

  11. Chrissy says:

    Gross. Just gross.

  12. bagladey says:

    @anti:there were many 9/11 widows and i am sure that they did not automatically turn into uchitels.

    Exactly. Lame excuses for turning out to be nothing more than a party-girl slut who made a grab for Tiger’s money.

  13. julie says:

    At least she hasnt had children, lets hope she never does.

  14. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    HO HO HO

  15. kelBear says:

    I think someone should tell her that her husband wasn’t the only guy in the building. And Vegas, really? She could have gone anywhere but she chose to pack up and go to Vegas. She knew what she was doing.

  16. mln says:

    I did see footage of Rachel on 9/11 and she was a non trashy, actually attractive girl, who didn’t look to have any plastic or silicone body parts, in geniune grief over the loss of her fiance. But that really has nothing to do with this situation and who knows what would have happened if 9/11 hadn’t happened. I am not willing to give her a pass and wish she would just STFU.

  17. bellaluna says:

    @ Karin -

    I get your point. I know grief causes some messed-up, destructive behaviour in people. But as the daughter of a career Marine Officer (Vet of Korea, Vietnam, and the first Gulf War), and the ex-wife of a Gulf War Vet, I expect better treatment from the spouses of these men.

    I’m sorry if I sound harsh, but I am intractable on this point. No amount of discussion will change my mind.

    And as I said, most women don’t turn their self-destructive behaviour into a freakin’ career.

  18. Leila says:

    Have to agree with # 9 Karin.

    There are people who will fight tragedy and pain in a respectful way to themselves and others. And there are those who are so angry that they therefore feel it’s justified to to whatever the hell they want because THEY are in pain, no longer taking responsibility or feeling the pain of others.

    Ofcourse I do not refer to what Karin had to go through when she found out she was ill, but I’m refering to Rachel. I went trough a similar process, but luckily I dealt with all the anger by just buying shoes. Which also definetely is not the best way to deal with things and I had to deal with them later anyhow. Still, I am glad I didn’t turn to drugs or other self destructive behaviour, because the bill for the choices you make always comes up, no matter what.

    It was her choice to deal with it in this way and she may feel that she got back with whatever hit her. She may live like a queen for the rest of her life from all the money she made, but her repuation is shot to hell. She is insecure about herself and probably the only men she will attract are the same married men she is trying to avoid or sleeze balls who are after her money.

  19. Roma says:

    I really do despise her. It feels as though she got a small taste of fame with the tragic death of her fiance and realized fake boobs, fake lips, a move to Vegas and chasing rich, married men were the way to go. There are plenty of single men throwing money around Vegas, why not “fall in love” with one of them? Oh right, a married man will pay you off to stay quiet.

  20. Jenna says:

    why is she hanging out with THAT greasey tool if she has the names of 5000 prominent men??!

  21. 4Real says:

    Why do we care about this ho again?

  22. danielle says:

    So…the terrorists stole her morals?

  23. kai says:

    I had NO clue about her story. But I remember that picture from 9/11, holding up the sign and crying… weird.

  24. alexandra says:

    My question to you all. How does that affect you? There are a lots of stories of widows getting hooked on drugs. getting plastic surgeries. Stealing husbands from friends that got close to them to console them. She is just another casualty.

  25. Whatever says:

    She should really stay quiet. Every time she opens her mouth she makes herself look even worse.

  26. DrM says:

    @ Danielle – exactly. Having tragedy in your life does not give you a ‘get out of jail’ free card as far as the rest of it is concerned…using such an event like 9/11, which affected so many thousands of people to explain away your own appalling decisions is really quite pathetic.

  27. MrsOdie2 says:

    I feel sad for the woman who lost her fiance. No one deserves that. I also feel sorry for the addict. However, the only course here for her is to say, “Yep, I’m a whore. I want to be better,” and not to attempt to make excuses or gain sympathy. Best of luck to her.

  28. kristin says:

    Nine years later, you’d think she would stop using her tragedy as an excuse for acting like a whore?

    I’m not trying to take away her very real right to grief, but even if some people turn to destructive behavior when grieving, can you really continue to blame the grief a decade later? Or are you just being your true a-hole self?

    No respect for this woman.

  29. Karen says:

    I have never seen any of the pics that some of you have described of Rachel Uchitel circa 9/11. I agree with another commenter who felt pity for Rachel from 2001. As I read the interview excerpt, she didn’t talk about the support of her own family, friends (her own and the ones she had as a couple with her late fiance) or anyone else. It makes me think that she was not a very nice person even back then. All she talks about was wanting to find a man who would marry her, give her the big house and children she had always dreamed of. In the next breath, she stated she came from money and isn’t influenced by rich or powerful men. Hmm…doesn’t sound that way to me.

    I have nothing other than my imagination to fuel my speculation but while a common belief is that tragedy eventually makes someone pull through to come out as a better person at the other end, it isn’t that way for some people. Karin (#9), I am so sorry you had to endure the fight of your life while you battled cancer and no doubt you made some choices while your mind was not as clear as it normally would be. I don’t think anyone would fault you…after some reflection, one would realize that in your shoes, it’s impossible to talk about what they would have done different. But Rachel choosing to move to Vegas to work in the nightclub industry – such an unusual choice for someone who once had a life with so much love and promise. It really makes me think that she wanted us to believe that she was a “nice girl” beforehand. I’m not buying it either!

  30. Christie says:

    Here’s the image of her holding her finace’s photo. I admit, I felt a little like a vulture looking for these, but thought they’d add context to the conversation. I hadn’t seen them either.

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_j1WCY4T_2yI/TNRG9tdQFII/AAAAAAAALLQ/hlDIMrust6M/s1600/Rachel+Uchitel++her+fiance+James+Andrew+O'Grady+Bellevue+Hospital+on+Sept.+13,+2001..jpg

    Beneath the picture of Rachel in a bikini is the interview with her after 9-11.
    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/tiger_mistress_in_sept_tv_exploit_rzKK0pZG8ahGrsbTHUhoJJ

  31. Nj says:

    So what you’re saying is that you have a black book with the names of five thousand prominent men. And not one of them wanted to date you? Not one of them had a friend, a brother, a son to set you up with? But you’re just this great girl who’s good at her job and looking for love and to settle down?
    Yeah. Right.

    I don’t buy a word of this. She is a self-pitying, self-absorbed bimbo who has brought shame to her fiancée’s memory. His parents are probably thanking God that he did not marry her.

  32. GatsbyGal says:

    Wait, so terrorists are responsible for Rachel Uchitel too??

  33. Allison says:

    that guy was on “millionaire matchmaker” i seem to recall him being REALLY gross…

  34. Liana says:

    I am not the same as the other girls and I never ever imagined in my wildest dreams that I would be caught up in a scandal like this.
    **********

    Then why bone David Boreanaz, too?

    My sister-in-law didn’t turn into a whore because she lost her husband in 9/11

  35. Camille says:

    She disgusts me.

  36. Kazoo81 says:

    i call bullshit.

    i remember reading an article in which her would-be in laws were interviewed. they said she exhibited some of the same behavior that she does now back when 9/11 happened. she tried to get insurance money but was unsuccessful because the two weren’t married.

    and she was fired from bloomberg. i’m trying to remember why. i’ll have to dig up some articles.

  37. Anne says:

    “She has bought a pretty floral dress especially for our photoshoot but admits: ‘It is not something I would normally be caught dead in. But I want to show a different side of me. I’ve been branded as a scarlet woman but I am much, much more than that.”

    …wtf?

  38. wunderkindt says:

    There are many people who lost family in 9/11 and unlike Uchitel, they didnt turn into whores! I think she’d have to be a whore before 9/11 to do what she did afterwards.

    No boo hoo hoos for Uchitel. She may have gotten rich off of Tiger but she’s still a cheap tramp. . . that said, maybe she can go on a ‘Real Housewives’ show?

  39. Kim says:

    I feel bad for anyone who lost a loved one on 9/11 but to use it as an excuse for why you sleep with married men is PATHETIC! 9/11 IS NOT an excuse for her being a whore! Is she serious????!

  40. Kim says:

    Alexandra- those things happens all the time. Women get hooked on drugs, get plastic surgery, have affairs etc. and dont blame 9/11 for their bad behavior.

  41. Kiska says:

    How in any way shape or form is she honoring her deceased fiance by acting like a self-centered, destructive, homewrecking sleeze? A person’s general behaviour and personality does not alter due to tragic events. She is what she is and there is no excuse for that.

  42. Churchston Winsthill says:

    Did all the other 9/11 widows become “party girls for hire” too?

  43. Jayna says:

    She has no idea how she is viewed. I’ve read interviews of hers before the settlement with Tiger, and she sounded like a road-hard club girl. Trashy. If she had married her fiance, I have a strong feeling that marriage would never have lasted. She always looks kind of unclean.

  44. mojoman says:

    Quote: If they still choose to hate me, then so be it. But I never set out to HURT anyone.”
    Wow such irony, you never meant to hurt Elin and Boreanaz’s wife? she must have the worse self esteem asking wether she is fat or not!

  45. huh says:

    Isn’t she like 36? Why does she keep referring to herself as a “girl”? Does she have Dina Lohan syndrome? She is an adult woman not a girl.

  46. viper says:

    There have been bloodier tragedies in our histories Katrina was DEVISTATING and indeed horrific. 9-11 was seriously nothing compared to Katrina and yet you dont see Katrina vitims gold digging and using their tragedy as publicy. When they really should; they can understand true loss.

    While she lost a man she may or may not have loved ( I dont see how ) those people lost more than one person, or orphaned, their homes, their jobs, their whole foundation of life. AND THE GOVERNMENT DID NOTHING FOR THEM. Meanwhile, this whore of a woman goes around crying about 9-11 and thinking she is entitled to hold the monoplogy on grief. Tell that to just about every family of a dead soldier bitch.

    People moved on from 9-11 because it isnt as much a tragedy as it is our greatest mistake/shame; which resulted in thoudands of lives being destroyed for nothing. 9-11 could have been avoided Katrina was inevitible and unavoidable. The governments lagged responce was truely horrific, and even now it’s the public and private citezens doing what they can, while the government continues to wage two wars in the name of ‘security’ and when that excuse s contested they’ll pull the REMEMBER 9-11.

  47. trollydolly says:

    You know the one thing that really jarred with me was her bitchy “toothless” comment about Jaimee Grubbs. I don’t live in America but I do know that dental care is very expensive there and not very woman has the finances to afford the expensive veneers that Rachel clearly sports.
    She’s no better than Jaimee Grubbs but she’s certainly more conniving.

  48. munchies says:

    after she lost her boyfriend, she cant have her man so she sleep with married one and ruined a wife’s world and kids life.
    how selfish……..

  49. Henriette says:

    Hmmm. I used to give people who were grieving a pass until – in a 12 month span – my best friend committed suicide, both my parents died, and I discovered that my fiance was cheating on me when he gave me a disease. That year broke me. I put on 60 pounds, cried daily, went on anti-depressants… And I finally understood that while “Hitting Bottom” can change how a person behaves it does not, cannot, change one’s essential character. Rachel gets no pass from me.

    And, oh, Gummi Bear Davis is gay so nothin’s going on there.

  50. Henriette says:

    Oh, and let me see if I’ve got this right… She got millions$ as a 9/11 “widow.” She earned half a million/ year as a Vegas madame/concierge. She received at least $10 million from Tiger. Now she’s bringing in a fortune from all these “reality” shows. It pisses me off that this woman is probably worth at least $15 million while so many teachers, nurses and secretaries get up every day, do an honest day’s work and still can’t pay down their mortgage. We live in a sick world.

  51. Megatrona says:

    Oh Henriette, Iam so sorry you had to go though that :( I cannot imagine the pain
    Are you doing better now a days?

  52. Anti-icon says:

    All this shows me is that Dr. Drew can get these “love/sex” addicts for 28 days…..and then they have to be human on their own.

    Rachel Uchitel did NOT stay and grieve in New York. She is free to go wherever she wants to recover from tragedy. But she took her pay-out and headed to Vegas to conduct her own form of counseling called prostitution/drugs/kings with money.

    Does Andy (you know, the guy who died and his family back in NYC, feel that his memory has been honored with this interview?

    I’m offended for him, for NYC, for all other survivors of tragedy, who do make poor choices, but who live on with dignity and support for the lessers among us.

    Rachel Uchitel, in this interview, makes fun of other people with problems. They are not her problems. She is merely a love addict. (And a victim of a national tragedy when it suits her big game of publicity, high style livin’).

    Please Rachel Uchitel. Go Away In Isolation And Really Heal. Moron.