Renee Alway was a contestant and one of the top three during Cycle 8 of ANTM.
Renee was born and raised in northern Michigan, where her father was a pastor and police officer. She revealed in the first episode of Modelville on October 8, 2008 that her father was physically and mentally abusive, and that her, her siblings, and her mother Sandra, were afraid to leave due to her father’s respected position in the community as well as his mental instability.
As one of the final three contestants on America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 8, Renee heard about the audition for the show the day before it took place in Chicago, and had been in town to get married. She went to the audition four days after she got married.
Renee started modeling when she was 13. Before Top Model, she modeled in New York, Europe and Japan and appeared in Seventeen and Italian Vogue. She also appeared in ads for Delia’s and in US Weekly with Jaslene Gonzalez, Natasha Galkina and Dionne Walters. Renee appeared on the CBS TV series Shark, in an episode titled “In Absentia.” She also competed on the reality show Modelville, that airs within the Tyra Banks Show, and finished 2nd.
Before Top Model, Renee was a stay-at-home mother. She and her husband Jason have a young son named Troy. She has stated that it was hard for her to find jobs because she was just lost in a sea of blond-haired, blue-eyed models.
Renee Alway is currently signed with NEXT Model Management.
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