The former 'Vanderpump Rules' star attended the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball in Los Angeles on Friday night
Rachel “Raquel” Leviss is sparkling at the 2023 Jingle Ball!
The reality star, 29, dazzled in a sequin gown on the red carpet at this year's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball in Los Angeles on Friday. The event marked her first public appearance since leaving the show earlier this year following Scandoval — when her affair with Vanderpump Rules costar Tom Sandoval was exposed, causing the breakup of Sandoval’s relationship with girlfriend of nine years at the time, Ariana Madix.
Keeping in the festive spirit of the event, Leviss wore a nude pink bustier dress embellished with sequins and a sheer sweeping skirt. She paired her look with black heeled sandals and kept her accessories minimal, sporting several rings and small hoop earrings.
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The former reality star had her signature bob styled in loose waves and opted for a smokey eye and nude lip. Leviss smiled and posed for photos during her solo appearance on the red carpet.
Her attendance at the 2023 Jingle Ball comes after it was announced this week that she will be returning to the spotlight with her new podcast with iHeartRadio, Rachel Goes Rogue, in January.
In her podcast, Leviss will discuss how she’s “emerged resilient and committed to personal growth” following a “tumultuous year of intense public scrutiny,” according to a press release.
Leviss’ podcast debut comes nearly a year after her affair with Sandoval, 41, led to the end of his long-term relationship with Madix, 38. Following the scandal Leviss and Sandoval fell out with the rest of the castmates on the show.
Leviss apologized in a statement to PEOPLE at the time and added that she intended to focus on her wellbeing.
After taping the explosive season 10 reunion earlier this year — the reunion aired in three parts from May this year — the star went through what she described as a “mental health breakdown” and checked into an Arizona facility for several months of treatment.
"Raquel and her family decided before the relationship was discovered that she would enter a voluntary facility for mental health counseling," her rep said to PEOPLE at the time, adding, "She was scheduled to go in pre-reunion but decided she wanted to finish her filming commitment. Bravo and production were aware and in support of her journey towards better mental health."
The former beauty pageant queen will detail her experience following the Scandoval fallout in her new podcast, along with her journey of rebuilding herself and focusing on her health and wellbeing.
According to a press release, Leviss will break the “fourth wall of reality tv” while discussing her experience on the show, and aims "to inspire, bring awareness to mental health issues and challenge the stigma surrounding treatment.”
The Vanderpumps Rules star will also “explore a spectrum of topics, mastering self-empowerment and navigating life’s challenges with grace and authenticity.”
“Every topic is on the table with Rachel confronting her truths, exposing secrets, and drawing strength from her continued transformations,” the release continues. “She will also welcome prominent guests spanning the realms of entertainment, pop culture, mental health and self-help.”
Rachel Goes Rogue premieres on iHeartRadio on Jan. 8, 2024.
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