Rachel Varina

Bio

Rachel Varina is a TV writer for Elite Daily, where she covers and discovers the shows you're either already obsessed with or are about to be. She also writes about relationships, travel, and pop culture for a variety of other outlets. You might have seen her byline at Betches, Total Sorority Move, Post Grad Problems, and Diply. Before Elite Daily, Rachel was a writer, editor, and content manager for Total Sorority Move. Her love of TV was taken to the next level when she worked as a Production Assistant for the Emmy awarded TV show 'Shark Tank.' A born and raised Floridian, she graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Radio/Television Communications with an additional focus in editorial. When she's not creating content or working on her novel, you can catch her devouring psychological thrillers, napping with her dogs, and supporting pineapple in the great pizza. Follow her ever-changing life at @rachelvarina on Insta and Twitter or shoot her an email at itsrachelvarina@gmail.com.

Bekah From 'The Bachelor' Explained The *Real* Reason She Was Reported Missing In 2018

By Rachel Varina
Every season of The Bachelor comes with plenty of drama, but considering the contestants are being filmed 24/7, it's not too often the strangest occurrences take place offscreen. But if you've been a member of Bachelor Nation for long enough, you…

There May Be A Big Clue About Kate In This 'Cruel Summer' Episode 5 Promo

By Rachel Varina
Freeform's new YA series Cruel Summer has kept viewers guessing since its very first episode on April 20. While it's unclear what, exactly, is going to happen, the show gave a sneak peek at what's to come, and it may or may not confirm one of the…

This 'Cruel Summer' Character Is Up To Something Sus

By Rachel Varina
If dark storylines and ample teen drama speak to your soul, there's a good chance you've already fallen for Freeform's new show, Cruel Summer. The YA series, which is produced by Jessica Biel, has been serving up twist after twist with each new…

Um, We Need To Talk About This Freaky 'Cruel Summer' Twist

By Rachel Varina
There's a new character on Cruel Summer, and her introduction has viewers asking even more questions than they were before. If you're wondering who Annabelle on Cruel Summer is, you're not alone. Here's what you need to know about the newest…

Welp, 'Riverdale's Mid-Season Return Was Just Pushed Back Another Month

By Rachel Varina
Season 5 of Riverdale has been... a lot. From aliens to long-awaited hookups, it's been an action-packed season, but unfortunately, the momentum has come to a screeching halt. After the March 31 episode, there's a long break before the Core Four…

Here's Everything We Know About Hilary Duff's 'How I Met Your Father' Show So Far

By Rachel Varina
From yellow umbrellas to blue French horns, CBS' How I Met Your Mother created quite a unique fandom back in the day. The nine-season sitcom premiered in 2005 and followed a group of pals friends as they experienced love, heartbreak, loss, and…

The 'Cruel Summer' Mirror Theory, Explained

By Rachel Varina
What makes watching a thriller series so, well, thrilling is trying to figure out the big reveal before the final credits roll. Freeform's new YA series Cruel Summer is a perfect example. As the teen mystery/drama leaves fans guessing and…

This 'Cruel Summer' Episode 4 Promo Shows Glimpses Of Kate In Captivity

By Rachel Varina
Freeform's new YA series Cruel Summer isn't holding back when it comes to twisted storylines and unreliable characters. The series, which is produced by Jessica Biel, is part teen drama, part "whodunnit," and part "WTF is actually happening?!" And…

I Tried Working Out With A Kardashian Trainer & Now I Never Want To Be Famous

By Rachel Varina
Love 'em or hate 'em, the Kardashians are the definition of iconic. While I don't religiously keep up with their every move, I often dream about what it would be like to live like a member of one of the most famous families in the world. Even though…

'Cruel Summer' Introduced A New Mystery Surrounding Vince

By Rachel Varina
Freeform's new YA series Cruel Summer is straight out of viewers' mystery-solving dreams. The series, which premiered on April 20, has all the trappings of a truly captivating "whodunnit." And while fans are trying to unravel clues as the episodes…

Here Are The Chances 'Cruel Summer' Will Get A Season 2

By Rachel Varina
Freeform's highly anticipated YA series Cruel Summer has finally arrived, and with its April 20 premiere came a lot of questions. Between unsolved mysteries and unreliable characters, it's hard to tell what's the truth and what's fabrication as a…

Here's Your Commander Lawrence Recap Ahead Of 'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 4

By Rachel Varina
When the first season of The Handmaid's Tale premiered in 2017, it was an instant hit thanks to its phenomenal soundtrack, twisted plot, and brilliant cast. As the seasons progressed and the storylines got even darker and there were a lot of…

13 Ways Ted Mosby From 'How I Met Your Mother' Changed My Life

By Rachel Varina
Few shows in television history are quite as legen — wait for it — dary as CBS' How I Met Your Mother. The nine-season sitcom ran from 2005 to 2014 and documented a group of NYC-based friends as they adapted to the highs and lows of adulthood. While…

8 Theories About The 'Gossip Girl' Reboot That Simply Must Come True

By Rachel Varina
Hey there Upper East Siders, ready for some serious gossip? Although it's been close to a decade since Gossip Girl's true identity was revealed, she's coming back — with a modern upgrade. While the creators of the new series are keeping the deets…

This Theory About Nora On 'The Wilds' Will Give You Chills

By Rachel Varina
If being stranded on an island without food, water, or Instagram sounds like your personal hell, there's a good chance Amazon Prime's series The Wilds gave you literal nightmares. The show premiered on Amazon Prime Video back in December 2020, but…

10 Quotes From Netflix's 'Enola Holmes' That Are So Freaking Relevant

By Rachel Varina
When it comes to being a generational icon, Millie Bobby Brown is basically Gen Z's Emma Watson. The Stranger Things star is not only smart and stunning, but as an actor, she's becoming known for selecting projects that highlight strong female leads…

‘Cruel Summer’s Chiara Aurelia & Olivia Holt Tease "Lots Of Twists" Ahead

By Rachel Varina
Freeform's highly anticipated YA series Cruel Summer is finally here, and with its debut comes a lot of questions. During the two-hour series premiere on April 20, it became very clear the show is full of mysteries to be solved and characters who…

Kate Is Definitely Hiding Something In 'Cruel Summer' — But What Is It?

By Rachel Varina
There are a lot of questions surrounding Freeform's new series, Cruel Summer. After the special two-hour premiere on April 20, it's clear that, in true thriller fashion, most of the characters might not be as they seem. So, what exactly is Kate…

'Cruel Summer' Fans Have 1 Big Question After Watching The Premiere

By Rachel Varina
Immediately as the first two episodes of Freeform's newest series premiered on April 20, fans everywhere had one question: Is Cruel Summer based on a true story? The series has all the trappings of a true-crime documentary, and with so many historic…

There's A 'Teen Wolf' Star In 'Cruel Summer' & That's Reason Enough To Watch

By Rachel Varina
Now that Freeform's new thriller series Cruel Summer has premiered, fans are eager to know so much more about the show. While the series has already given viewers a lot to mull over (like, um... WTF is going on?!) there are a few mysteries that can…