She certainly has under-cover experience.
Rachel Uchitel, whose affair with Tiger Woods helped break up his marriage, is trading her high heels for gumshoes. Uchitel, 36, hits the Big Apple tomorrow -- where she's setting up shop as a private eye, and is already on her first case.
No, she's not trying to find out where Tiger's golf game went; she'll be searching for a missing person, she told The Post.
The newly minted Charlie's Angel says she's ready for anything. But there is one kind of case she's not interested in -- wayward husbands.
"Obviously, people want to go down the 'cheating' road, and assume it's all about me finding cheating spouses," says Uchitel. "But I'm less interested in that.
"I'm more interested in cases that haven't made it on [CNN's] Nancy Grace or Jane Velez-Mitchell, but are just as important. Missing people, cold cases . . . and sure, a few liars out there who need to be exposed. I want to solve cases for the underdog, for people who don't have a voice."
The pillow-lipped stunner also says she's ready to pack heat.
"I love the Glock," she told The Post, referring to the 9mm pistol used by many NYPD cops.
Uchitel underwent weapons training in Los Angeles, where she graduated from private-detective school last week, and can also handle the powerful .357 Magnum.
She wants a permit to carry a gun in New York and California as she pursues licenses in both states.
While studying the trench-coat trade at DGA Detectives Academy, Uchitel also worked for owner Dale Gustafson's PI firm, researching a child-custody case, personal-injury claims and financial matters.
She'll be employed by DGA in LA, which has associates in New York and Las Vegas.
"She's very smart," says Gustafson, pointing out that Uchitel's final-exam score of 97 was third-best among hundreds who graduated from his academy over the last 15 years.
"She's very meticulous and careful, and good with details, and pretty in-your-face about going in and talking to people. She's not afraid to ask the hard questions."
Uchitel, who plans to move back to her $1.6 million Park Avenue pad, wants to eventually open her own firm. "I'm thinking of calling it Puma PI -- because I'm not yet a cougar," she joked.
Before her Tiger texts gained notoriety, Uchitel, a former Bloomberg TV news producer, was known as the face of 9/11 grief. She appeared on the front page of The Post, sobbing and clutching the photo of her missing fiancé, Andy O'Grady.
She then re-invented herself as a jet-setting star wrangler, roping celebrities into trendy nightclubs and dating the likes of actor David Boreanz.