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Rachel Hunter

Rachel Hunter -- The ''Style World'' host and supermodel talks about fashion

If models are experts on anything, it’s got to be travel and clothes. That fact hasn’t escaped the savvy folks at Romance Classics, who have tapped Rachel Hunter — supermodel, actress, ex of rocker Rod Stewart — to host their new series, Style World, a globe-trotting fashion show airing Mondays at 8 p.m. But before Hunter, 29, can hit her next destination, she’ll have to make it through our tacky runway of stupid questions.

Now that you’re the travel expert, answer us this: Why are French people so uppity?
They are, aren’t they? I think they’ve got a great city, so they probably look down upon people.

Window or aisle?
Window, because I like putting my pillow against [it] and sleeping. I’m also extremely nosy and I like to look at what’s going on.

Are you as sick of pashmina as we are?
I want to vomit over pashmina. I’m so fed up with it. I do own some, but it is an accessory that is well overdone now.

Have you ever had a thong-related injury?
As far as chafing? I would say at the beginning there’s always some sort of casualty, yeah.

What’s this about you being booted from secretary school after only two weeks when you were 17?
I got fired because I always turned up late. I never turn up late for work as a professional — it’s just that [school] was boring.

CBS is taping its next Survivor in Australia. What case can you make for filming the third one in your homeland, New Zealand?
It’s a pretty rugged, down-to-earth country. You have to be physically and mentally strong to come from New Zealand, and you have to be able to drink pretty well, too.

What’s your scariest travel-related horror story?
I actually came out of Japan and had some of the worst turbulence I’ve ever had. I was pregnant with my son, and my daughter was on the floor, and literally I was looking for the life jackets. It was hideous.

What’s the worst place you ever found sand after a swimsuit issue shoot?
Oh! In my pants, especially if I’ve been in the wind and surf.

Do ya think I’m sexy?
[Pause] Do you think who’s sexy? Do I think you’re sexy? Or what do I think of the song? Uh…I think it’s probably one of the best songs written, right?

Um, never mind.