Trinidad-born supermodel, Renee Bhagwandeen is more than just a pretty face. The America's Next Top Model is HUNGRY for success and we are excited to watch her as her journey cotinues. In addition to working on her blog ModelsMafia.com Renee continues her love for fashion with the launch of her shoe company, Sole Ties Shoe Shop.
She is definitely one to keep an eye on!
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN BLOGGING AND WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START?
In 2011 I had the opportunity to compete to become Miss Trinidad and Tobago Universe. Shortly after I received a flood of questions about beauty, fitness, and my lifestyle choices. I started sharing my secrets and tips with my Facebook friends at the time, which blossomed into my blog ModelsMafia.com. Over the years my blog grew and evolved with me as I matured, as not only a way to share beauty and lifestyle advice, but a way to vent and invite my subscribers on my adventures as a model.
WHAT DID YOU LEARN FROM BEING ON AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL?
America’s Next Top Model was definitely an interesting experience with loads of lessons for me. I did the show when I was unsure about the direction I wanted my career and life to take, so it helped me to develop a better sense of self and showed me how strong I could be when pushed to the limit. The biggest lesson I learned was the importance of branding and knowing your own personal brand.
WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UP TO SINCE THE SHOW?
Since the show I was blessed to take my career to levels I’ve only dreamed about. I’ve gotten to work with some of the most beautiful souls and traveled to magical places I’ll never forget. I even got to make my acting debut alongside ‘The Rock’ Dwane Johnson in Ballers last year, which opened so many doors for me to venture into.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE?
My personal style usually depends on the vibes I get from the city I’m in. Currently in South Florida, my style is a mix of Tomboy Chic with a sprinkle of tropical Barbie. The island girl inside me is always a constant and she loves shoes!!!
WHAT'S BEEN THE BEST INFLUENCER CAMPAIGN YOU'VE WORKED ON?
The best influencer campaign I’ve worked on was with Dark and Lovely by L’Oreal. It was all about individuality and celebrating strong, proud, natural women - things I hope more brands embrace.
YOUR SKIN IS FLAWLESS! WHAT IS YOUR SKIN CARE ROUTINE?
Why thank you! My skin care routine is simple. I drink loads of water or coconut water, and I try my best to remove my makeup before bed! When the climate is dry or cold I make sure my skin is properly moisturized, and if it’s humid and hot I exfoliate at least twice a week. The products I use depend on my mood, but my must have is a good face mask!
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BRANDSNOB?
BrandSnob is my favorite influencer platform. It’s the easiest to use and is super user friendly. The fact that it’s an app helps me keep track of the brands I work with and stay organized.
WHERE CAN WE FOLLOW YOU?