A quote that never seems to go astray reads something along the lines of, “give a girl the right pair of shoes and she can conquer the world.” You’ve probably heard it many times before; you’ve probably heard it a thousand ways. “Give a girl the right lipstick…” “Give a girl the right dress…” Give a girl the right anything that gives her a little extra ‘oomph’ and that girl is going to make a difference. If you think about it, this quote rings pretty true. But it’s not what the girl wears on her foot, and it’s certainly not the shade she chooses for her lips – no, it’s the attitude she has towards the day, a task, a simple moment, time or choice. It's the ‘can-do’ attitude that will get you places, and it’s what you put into a situation that will decide just how much you get out of it.
Standing at 5'10ft tall – no perfect shoe required – we have the living and breathing proof. A young, hard working and dedicated model, there is no question that, Renee Somerfield has exactly what it takes to conquer the world. In fact, she’s already well on her way.
This Australian beauty, born and raised in Sydney’s Southern beaches, has been a part of the modeling industry since her early teens. With her thick, blonde hair, piercing green eyes, sun-kissed skin and all-round good looks – it serves as no surprise. Only now in her early twenties, this completely natural – hard to believe, I know – girl is well on her way to international stardom. Well known for her girl-next-door nature and bubbly personality, Renee has often been cited as a ‘pleasure to work with,’ and thus holds multiple achievements under her belt.
The Maxim cover girl is one of Australia’s leading and most booked models today, keeping a busy schedule shooting with fashion boutiques and labels everyday. Flying from Sydney to Melbourne to Brisbane at a moments notice, Renee is the name on everyone’s lips and the face of every brand. Not only does Renee front campaigns and shoots for a number of fashion labels – but with her HUGE social media following, I’m talking 750 thousand odd Instagram followers (no biggie right?) – she is able to sell a dress right off of her own back. This ability is one that comes naturally to Renee, and one that is very useful for the fashion industry, scoring her a number of prestigious business deals, both within and outside of the country.
Having worked with esteemed international photographers such as Jeff Marano and George Favios, as well as the Victoria Secret make up artist, Campbell Ritchie, Renee has created a following for herself beyond her Australian roots. Now recognised outside our shores, reaching international news – radio, print and online – Renee has truly secured her place in the industry as the girl to watch.
The smart and business-savvy model has been included in the top 25 of the Maxim Hot 100 list two consecutive years running – taking the cover twice in 2014. No easy feat. Furthermore, starring in Australian commercials, most recently working with Lipton Ice Tea, chatting live on Aussie radio and with her first – but definitely not her last – part in an international blockbuster movie, beginning shooting this June – Renee has definitely built herself an extremely successful career in a very short time.
In addition to her many fashionable ventures, Renee is also a strict and devoted vegan, and an animal rights advocate. Openly involved with countless animal rights organisations, Renee uses her name to bring attention to issues of importance. Having fronted the LUSH Cosmetics “Divine Whale” campaign, and raised money for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, as well as utilizing her social media following to create hype and awareness, Renee acts as not simply a model, but also, a role model. This is a responsibility she takes very seriously and holds incredibly close to heart – you ain’t seen nothing yet! In June of 2014 Renee joined the likes of Pamela Anderson, Paul McCartney and Anna Nicole Smith and was chosen by PETA to shoot their next International poster campaign, "Save the Earth, Go Vegan".
The outstanding leaps and bounds Renee has taken in what can only be described as the early stages of a long and prosperous career, has placed her in a league of her own. With her many fashion exploits and campaigns, an upcoming film and a loyal cult following – Renee definitely has her sights set on world domination, and with her sunny disposition, pro active, friendly, and yet incredibly determined attitude – I think this girl has the right one. Who needs the perfect shoe or lipstick anyhow?