Today we are proud to focus our spotlight on model Scarlett Renne. Scarlett is a lovely young lady who manages to stand out even in the crowded world of modeling. Maybe it’s her red hair, her tireless work ethic, or her unique perspective on the world beyond modeling.
For her bio, Scarlett writes:
I am a 23 year old part time model from Seattle, WA. I grew up a little on the weird, geeky side, spending all of my time in choir and advanced placement classes in high school. I have also been a cheerleader in both high school and for semi-professional football. I take college courses when I can and work part time. I’ve been a bikini bartender and also a Microsoft receptionist. I consider myself to be very driven and hard working. I’m not satisfied with only doing one thing when I know I’m capable of doing many things, which is why I say I model part time while working and indulging my other hobbies and interests. I also have a dark, wicked, politically incorrect sense of humor and I love a good porter or stout!
Scarlett was kind enough to answer some questions for us, so without further adieu, we are proud to offer the insights of model Scarlett Renee.
Waffles: How did you get into modeling, and what age were you?
Scarlett: I started fairly recently. I began two years ago at 21. I was bored and saw an ad asking for portfolio models so I responded for kicks and giggles. I used two photos to help myself network with more photographers and only did shoots now and then to keep myself busy. Things really changed when I decided to loosen up and shoot sexier looks with people like Sam Rambo and Erik Christensen. I never thought I had it in me to be a sexy glamour model but when I realized I did about a year ago I thought,”Oh hell yes!” This is something that I truly enjoy doing and I’m considering myself just starting on what should be a great journey.
Waffles: Which models have inspired you, and have you met any of them?
Scarlett: Unfortunately I’ve never met any of them but my two hands down favorites are Jessi June and Jessica Vaugn, as I gravitate toward all natural models. They both seem to be very involved with their fans, and are always putting out great work and doing tons of work to promote themselves. I admire work ethic and drive more than I do pretty faces. I have a long list of models I follow and admire but those two are absolutely my favorites.
Waffles: Do you have any crazy modeling stories?
Scarlett: Myself and a photographer were once assaulted in Seattle while shooting outdoors. Lucky for us no one got hurt, but he was throwing punches and chasing the photographer around. Unfortunately he got away before the police arrived.
Waffles: What are the best and worst aspects of being a model?
Scarlett: The best thing is seeing a finished product and you think “Damn! That’s not me! That chick is hot!” It’s a very satisfying feeling to have worked hard on something and have it turn out exceeding your expectations and getting to share it with people who appreciate your work. On the other side of the coin, there can be times where I’m over critical of myself and find that I am comparing myself to other models, which is something that I never did before I was a model.
Waffles: In a world of extreme blondes and brunettes, do you find that being a redhead has been an advantage or a disadvantage?
Scarlett: Honestly, I haven’t this slightest clue. There have been plenty of people who have said they wanted to work with me because of my unique look. I’ll never know why the people who turned me down did so, and I don’t care to know. I will keep on working my butt off regardless. Personally I am happy with having a slightly different look, and I love my red hair! I believe that hard work gets you farther than looks alone. If I so choose to put in the work to get to the top of this industry, I love knowing that I will have a slightly unique look in the glamour world.
Waffles: What is your favorite social network for promoting your modeling career, and why?
Scarlett: Model Mayhem has been very useful for starting out my career and networking with photographers. I love Google Plus for fan interaction, and much prefer it to Facebook – they have already shut down my account once! And I don’t even do nude work!
Waffles: What advice do you have for up and coming models?
Scarlett: First, be prepared to do work, and keep a good attitude. You are about to enter an industry full of beautiful people, so what is going to set you apart? Work ethic and attitude. Stay humble, research the industry, practice your poses, put yourself out there. No one will “discover you.” You need to make it happen. Second, be prepared to spend money. Either you are going to be paying someone for a good start to your portfolio or you will be spending money on good wardrobe, make-up, gas to travel to where a good photographer is, etc. This is not something you can get for free. Its cliche but you have to spend money to make money in any business. Third, quality over quantity. You don’t need 1,000 mediocre shots. You need a handful of dynamite shots. Fourth, stay in shape and keep your appointments. Show up late consistently (or not at all) to a shoot not looking like the girl you market in your portfolio and see how fast your potential career takes a tumble.
Waffles: Do you have any hobbies?
Scarlett: I love driving and take off on mini road trips all of the time. I am also getting ready to relearn classical guitar, which I unfortunately put down several years ago when I traded guitar lessons for voice lessons. I’ve also been a cheerleader on and off for various teams since highschool, most recently I was coaching cheer for semi-pro football. I love cheer too much to stop cheering for too long so I’m sure I’ll find a way to get involved with it again in the future.
Waffles: What is one piece of advice you can give a guy who wants to approach an attractive woman?
Scarlett: Be prepared to get shot down. Women are strange creatures and there is nothing any one guy can do to make it a sure thing, but a guy will have a better shot by being genuine, sincere and respectful. Finding an excuse to start a conversation even if it’s small talk, and introducing yourself will work a lot better than a cheesy pick up line or saying something like “Hey sexy!” She probably knows she’s sexy already anyways.
Waffles: What do you find most attractive in a man?
Scarlett: Confidence, a sense of humor, and a guy who obviously takes care of himself. I don’t expect or even want ripped muscles but I stay fit and keep my appearance neat and clean – I expect the same in a partner. It also helps if he can throw me around in bed and is a better shot than I am. Seriously, if I can beat you on steel targets we might have problems, I don’t even shoot that much!
Waffles: What are some of your pet peeves?
Scarlett: Tailgaters! I HATE being in a car with a friend who tail gates!
Waffles: What do you do to keep in shape?
Scarlett: I’m by no means a gym rat, but I do go when I need to. I’ve always lived an active lifestyle, so I’ve always been in shape. I feel that because of this I can skip the gym for a bit and still stay fit – but I also eat in proportion to my activity level. I don’t snack on junk foods and rarely have things like soda. Seriously, I live by the “reasonable person standard” and “common sense.” If it seems like it’s bad for me to stuff myself silly, I wont. I eat when I am hungry and stop when I’m full. I don’t eat for boredom or only for pleasure. Dont get me wrong I love me some tasty noms but I can recognize when I’m getting out of hand with food. Oh, and I NEVER fad diet or count calories! That never helps in the long term!
Waffles: Is there something about you that might surprise our readers?
Scarlett: When I started out my post high school life I was in college studying classical voice. I thought for sure that I would be a professional singer and voice teacher!
Waffles: What does the future hold for Scarlett Renee?
Scarlett: I’m actually about to take a year long break from modeling to travel overseas and work as a liaison between various government and non-profit groups in developing nations, and I’ll get to do some really great humanitarian missions! It will be the experience of a lifetime! When I come back I’ll be moving to southern California ready to persue my crazy dream and finish my degree in international development.
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We would like to thank Scarlett for taking the time to answer our questions, and providing the photos included here. We wish her well in her career and in her personal endeavors.