Raquel Leviss finds healing in making the decision to auction off some iconic but emotionally “triggering” items from the show.
Rachel (formerly Raquel) Leviss has announced that she is selling some items from her time in “a dark place” in her life. The decision signifies Leviss’ determination to put the emotional toll the show took on her behind as she embraces the brighter days ahead.
In an Instagram post, the Vanderpump Rules The star revealed her plans to auction off a variety of items from her eventful past, including her infamous relationship with Tom Sandoval, always remembered as Scandoval. These events became the catalyst behind the final season of the Bravo reality series, leaving an indelible mark on the show’s history.
One of the items Leviss is parting with is the lightning bolt necklace he wore to complement Sandoval’s, paying homage to the logo of his restaurant shared with Tom Schwartz.
Viewers thought that Sandoval had bought the necklace from Leviss, however, in a later episode it was revealed that she bought it for herself.
“This necklace symbolized my devotion to another person who I allowed to have power over me. It no longer does,” Leviss wrote in the article description. He originally purchased the necklace for $765. Currently, the necklace sells for over $2,000.
Leviss is also parting with two TomTom hoodies, notably the one he wore at BravoCon 2022, just before Storm Scandoval hit. So far, these hoodies have sold for an impressive $7,200.
“The infamous TomTom hoodie in three shades of topaz and black is the one I wore on day three at Bravo-Con and it’s also the same style I gave to Andy Cohen at WWHL That night everything blew up in my face,” says Leviss’ description.
“I can’t rewrite history, but I can use some of my darkest days for a good cause,” Leviss added.
All proceeds will go to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), a nonprofit organization that provides educational programs and advocacy for individuals and families affected by mental illness.
Good for her! There is certainly no point in hanging on to excess baggage. We hope Rachel Leviss continues to grow in confidence and self-love.