aussie model raene sydney makes feeling blue feel good

Get to know the Australian model who's 'complex in her Calvins.'

by Briony Wright and i-D Staff
07 September 2016, 1:05pm

Raene Sydney is a refreshingly down to earth 22-year-old model based, as it turns out, in the city of the same name. Sydney is signed to Chic Management, and her career took a turn earlier this year when an LA casting director hit her up on Instagram about appearing in the latest CK campaign. Taking a leap, she booked a flight the same day, turned up to the casting straight from the airport, and booked the job. 

But despite sharing campaign billboards with Kendall Jenner and Abbey Lee, Renae's Instagram account shows that for her good times are still about creative girlfriends, funny food, amazing clothes, and trips overseas. We threw some questions her way to learn more about this blue-haired wonder. 

Raene Sydney

Instagram Handle?

Rainy, Rainy Baby, Rae Rae, Nae, Rae.

Where are you right now?
Sydney, Australia.

What do you do for fun?
Shop at Paddy's market.

High school crush?
Keanu Reeves. Always was and always will be.

Who is your hero now?
Adwoa Aboah.

Who are the members of your dream girl gang?
Alxis Aquino, Adwoa Aboah, and Kiko Mizuhara.

What song's lyrics sum you up?
Eiffel 65, "I'm Blue (Dab Ba Dee Dab Ba Die)."

What song will forever put you in a good mood?
New Order, "Blue Monday."

What do you cook when you want to impress someone?
Singapore chilli crab.

What's your dream pet
Black Griffin.

What's the strangest thing that's happened to you in a casting?
I was asked to lick my lips on camera.

What's something you're passionate about?
Living life to the fullest.

What TV show will you never get sick of?
You're The One.

What's your secret party trick?
I have flexible feet and techno hands.

If you had to wear one label for the rest of your life what would it be?
Club Paradise.

What do you love about the internet?
Anything goes.

When did you join Instagram?
In 2012 my friend introduced me. I actually thought it was a filter — I had no idea you could upload the photos!

Describe your Instagram feed?
I've got two. I've got a funny behind the scenes one, then I have a 'real' one. I guess it's pretty erratic. My boyfriend describes it as 'selfies of me drinking things.'

Where's your favorite place in the world?
Okinawa, Japan.

Who are your favorite people to follow on Instagram?
@doggosdoingthings and @popculturediedin2009

Where else can we find you online?


Text Briony Wright
Photography Alexis Aquino
Fashion Editor Britt McCamey
Hair and makeup Constance Bowles

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