Red-hot Rachel sends temperatures soaring

The Mount Merapi volcano in Central Java is continuing to spew out lava and a spectacular series of hot clouds (called Wedus Gembel in Javanese because the clouds have a similar appearance to sheep wool).

Mount Merapi, which means "Fire Mountain," has erupted scores of times in the last 200 years, often with deadly results. It is one of the world's most active volcanoes.

In 1994, 60 people were killed by a searing gas cloud while in 1930, more than a dozen villages were incinerated, leaving 1,300 dead.

But 250 miles from Mount Merapi, in the capital Jakarta, the heat is also on. But sending temperatures rising here ain’t a volcano, but the scintillating curves of Rachel, an incredibly sensual up-and-coming local model. As hot as a volcano, I’m sure you’ll agree…