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04th Jun 2020

A Tyrone midwife was chosen to feature on the cover of Vogue

“I’m just an ordinary person who has happened to end up on the cover of Vogue.”

Rachel Miller, 24, from Coagh in Tyrone was given the shock of her life when she was called up and was told that she was going to be featured on the front cover of Vogue.

Rachel has been working at Homerton Hospital in east London for almost three years now and was chosen as one of three key workers to feature on the front of the magazine this month.


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There were three separate editions of Vogue published for their July edition, each featuring a different key worker who has been working throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.

Narguis Horsford, a train driver on the London Overground, and Anisa Omar, a supermarket worker in King’s Cross, were the two other women chosen to front the Vogue July edition covers.


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The editor-in-chief of British Vogue, Edward Enninful, wrote:

“I can think of a no more appropriate trio of women to represent the millions of people in the UK who, at the height of the pandemic, in the face of dangers large and small, put on their uniforms and work clothes and went to help people.”

Speaking to ITV, Rachel Miller described Vogue coming to the hospital where she works:

“I was just doing a normal shift on the labour ward and I came out of the room to get something and there was a photographer from Vogue there who took portraits of everyone on shift day. So at the time I didn’t know it was going to be on the cover, but I found out a couple of weeks later that they had picked my portrait to be one of them.”


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She also expressed her delight that key workers other than hospital staff are also getting the recognition that they deserve:

“The fact that the other two girls are on there is really great, because over the past few months the NHS has got so much love and encouragement from the public. I think maybe other key workers whose jobs have been overlooked in the past, they now have this recognition and they deserve it.”

We’re delighted for all of them.