Most likely, 2010 will go down as the “Year of the Mistress,” a must have accessory for bored husbands. The unofficial President of the club, would probably be Rachel Uchitel, a VIP hostess for popular clubs around the country.
Rachel Uchitel, who occupies a position of power in the uber network of girls, money and celebrity. She’s a VIP concierge of hospitality at Tao in Vegas, Dune in Southampton and at the Griffin, Marquee, Stanton Social, and Pink Elephant in Manhattan. The official ambassador of client desire. Or a better term might be a glorified madam to the wealthy and powerful.
In a new interview with the New Yorker mag, Rachel disagrees. “This new persona is the opposite of who I am,” she says. “I was alone every night. My life was my work. But people took my job and made it a scandalous, negative thing.”
Before nightlife, Uchitel was a segment producer at Bloomberg News and engaged to a man who died in the 9/11 attacks. In 2005, she drove across the country to Las Vegas, not knowing what she was going to do. Before she’d even arrived, a friend got her a hosting gig at Tao. “When you lose your whole future,” she says, “it’s something that changes you.”
In the article, Uchitel paints herself as the victim, the poor misunderstood girl who has no sense of boundaries. Arranging “dates” for married men, even hooking up with Tiger Woods herself, knowing he had a wife and kids at home. Afterward, she blackmails him and receives $10 million dollars in hush money, paid not to reveal the details of their sordid love affair.
When Uchitel’s fiance died in 9/11 died, she did lose something that day, her conscience and morals. Today, she’s just another female predator trying to sink her teeth into married guys with money. If she’s smart, she will save some cash before her star starts to fade and another pretty young thing takes her place.