Living… with her longtime best friend Monica, a move that will hopefully not spell the end of their friendship. Monica’s anal-retentive tendencies are legendary. Monica does not see them as something to be shared but rather something to be enforced, militantly.
Profession… waitress at Central Perk coffee shop. Rachel has no passion for her work, never mind her complete lack of waitressing ability. One positive aspect of the job is that her friends are always around, hanging out and drinking coffee. Also, her boss Gunther is hopelessly in love with her, so she gets a free pass on just about everything.
Interests… fashion. She’s the one her friends go to for fashion advice. Even if they don’t go to her, she’s more than happy to give unsolicited opinions and tips.
Relationship Status… on-and-off with Ross, Monica’s brother. She definitely did the right thing in not marrying Barry Farber, literally leaving him at the altar. But the saga with Ross is no less complicated. Ross has always been there, which can make him less exciting. But the more Rachel plays the field, the less she thinks there’s something better out there. Rachel and Ross keep getting together; they just can’t keep it together.
Challenge… feeling lost. She thought she had her life mapped out when she got engaged to Barry – marriage, kids, a big house – the dream life with a stable dentist like Barry. But as she got closer to the wedding, she couldn't imagine anything worse than that. Although Rachel now knows what she doesn't want, she doesn't yet know what she does want. It's probably not a life as a waitress, but it will do for now.
Personality… funny and spirited but pretty self-involved. Rachel was made for the one-percent New York lifestyle, but has a much harder time in the trenches with everyone else. She’s admitted to never taking out the trash in her life (before dumping Barry, anyway) and clearly grew up with people at her beck and call. Life as a "normal" person is proving harder than she thought, but her sense of humor will allow her to at least laugh about it.
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