Rachel reposted Genevieve's shout-out on Instagram Stories and captioned it, "I'm 27 years old, I've [sic] no money and no prospects. I'm already a burden to my parents and I'm frightened," quoting Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice.
Rachel said she started thinking about going under the knife to decrease the size of her "really large" breasts at age 17 when she was a competitive cheerleader.
"I was having really bad back problems and I was having to go to a chiropractor at age 17," Rachel explained via TikTok.
Rachel recalled wearing "three sports bras at once" to try to alter her appearance and chest size.
"I even recall this memory of when I was looking online for chest-compression bras... so I could hide [my breasts] not only when I was working out, but just in school as well," Rachel admitted.
Rachel then passed on the surgery in college because she learned the recovery time was too long and she wouldn't be able to fly for a month.
"[And a doctor] told me that I'd have to go on pain medication to 'prove it wasn't manageable with medication.' Who wants to be on medication like that when you can just get surgery?" Rachel admitted.
"I also had to go to a physical therapist. So at this point, I'm already paying to go to the doctor, paying to go to the physical therapist, and I'm basically calling up my insurance to try to even see how to start beginning this entire process."
Rachel ultimately wasn't approved by the insurance company.
"All I wanted in my 20s was to just enjoy my body and to be able to be proud of it and like it. And I feel like I spent all of my teenage years and my early twenties just really trying to hide my body," Rachel lamented.
Rachel explained that's why The Bachelorette viewers often saw her "covered up" on the show.
"I would always try on outfits or dresses... and always being like, 'When I get my boobs done, I can wear this.' I got to the point where I have so many tops and bras, and just bathing suits that are saved for when I get this [surgery]," Rachel said in the video.
"I didn't know when it was, but all I knew was one day, I was going to get it and I was going to be wearing little tops."
Rachel previously said that she supports a person doing whatever "makes them happy or improves their quality of life."
Rachel told Us Weekly in December that she's "grown so much" since competing for Clayton Echard's heart on The Bachelor's 26th season and then starring on The Bachelorette's nineteenth season.