Hilary Hollis Rhoda (born April 6, 1987) is an American model. She is perhaps best known for her work with the brand Estée Lauder and her 2009, 2010, and 2011 appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Rhoda was born in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and raised there and in Rye, NY. She has Irish ancestry. Always athletic and active, Hilary danced ballet for 11 years, played tennis and was on her club’s swimming and diving teams.
As a high school student at the Academy of the Holy Cross in Maryland she was on the field hockey team as a three-year varsity athlete and as a member of the Washington conference championship team she earned honors and was awarded best offensive player.
Recruited by several colleges to play field hockey, Rhoda deferred her college acceptances after a career in modeling began during her sophomore year.
Rhoda announced on November 13, 2013, that she is engaged to former pro hockey player Sean Avery. They were married at the Parrish Art Museum on October 10, 2015.