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<tr><td style="text-align:left;">Birth name</td><td class="nickname">Renee Alway</td></tr>
|Date of birth||April 29, 1986|
|Place of birth||Maui, Hawaii, U.S.|
|Height||5 ft 10.5 in (1.79 m)|
|Measurements||34-24-35 (US); 86.5-61-89 (EU)|
|Dress size||36 (EU), 6 (EU)|
|Shoe size||41 (EU), 9 (US)|
|Agency||Next Model Management|
America's Next Top Model
Renee Alway was one of the final three contestants on America's Next Top Model, Cycle 8. She heard about the audition 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.
On America's Next Top Model, Alway took some strong photos and it was said that she had the best body proportions for fashion, but was continuously criticized for looking too mature and old. This led to her being eliminated as the season's second runner up in the season finale. She didn't appear in bottom 2 until episode 13.
Her attitude became a controversy during the show. At the recap episode, the 4th place Dionne Walters said that Renee is fake. After an intervention was staged with the girls by Tyra, Renee realized a bad person could not win the competition, so she decided to change her attitude.
During the go-see challenge in Australia, Alway put her baby's photo in her portfolio, as an attempt to impress the designer who has a new born child. In the final episode where the final three contestants had to shoot for Cover Girl commercial, Alway ad-libbed into a commercial that she thought her life was over when she had her baby nine months earlier, at which Jay stopped her and told her she needed to be positive for the commercial, not negative. Upon hearing Jay's advice, she managed to turn things around and excel at the commercial. Not only did her brilliant performance win the affection of the judges, Alway's picture for Cover Girl cosmetics also garnered her positive comments, as she was described as elegant and sophisticated. Much to her dismay, Alway's fate was sealed because the judges thought she didn't look as young as the other two contestants, and she left.
Renee started modeling when she was 10. 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. Renee appeared in US Weekly with Jaslene Gonzalez, Natasha Galkina and Dionne Walters.
She has appeared in CBS TV series Shark, The episode is called "In Absentia".
She is competing on the reality show Modelville that airs within the Tyra Banks Show. There she revealed she lived a mentally and physically abusive childhood. She came in second and broke down, stating she put her everything into the competition, however Lisa Price told her that she still would like her to work for Carol's Daughter.
Before Top Model, Renee was a stay-at-home mother, she and her husband Jason have a young son named Troy .
She has said that she has a lot of respect for German supermodel Heidi Klum. 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 in the Fashion Model Directory
- Renee Alway at the Internet Movie Database
- Renee's Portfolio
- Renee Alway at MySpace
- Renee's fanlisting