Naked Tan chose Renee Somerfield as its March Goddess of the Month because yes, Renee is a true Goddess!
International model, Brand ambassador and true animal lover, Renee is a real role model for all the girls out there that want to mix healthy with beauty!
NT: When have you started modelling? How did everything started?
RS: I have first started modelling as a hobby. I was sales representative at the time, selling beauty products, cars or financial services. I had few contracts but then modelling started to get bigger and was taking too much of my working time. I finally ended up choosing modelling as a full time job at 19.
NT: How do you organise your days?
RS: Every day is different, I really don’t have any routine and to be honest, I have an amazing manager that organise my whole life.
NT: You have an incredible body. What is your secret?
RS: First, I have been really lucky with my genes as I have always been skinny and I am quite petite. I am also vegan, which helps a lot having a healthy way of eating but to be honest, I eat 6 to 8 times a day! I have actually gained weight by being vegan.
My body has always been like that. I don’t have any secret really, just being healthy and try to work out 3 to 4 times a week when I have a chance. Running on the beach is probably my favourite activity.
I think women shouldn’t have unrealistic body type and should just be themselves. Everyone is different and unique. We should all be proud of who we are.
NT: Naked Tan believes in its own philosophy that women should feel beautiful: ‘In harmony with beauty and life, simplicity of life, beauty and humble spirit, reveal the goddess within’. Do you have your own life motto?
RS: My life philosophy is Live & Love. I truly think everyone is beautiful and unique. We shouldn’t try to be someone else. As a true animal lover, I also 100% live by a quote from Pam Ahern, Founder of the Edgar’s Mission farm (Farm sanctuary): ‘If you can live happy and healthy without harming others, why wouldn’t you?’ I only use cruelty-free products, am vegan and really can’t understand that some brands keep testing their products on animals when other ways are available.
NT: What are your plans for 2014?
RS: I am currently working on a few projects that are going to be launched in 2014. I can’t really tell anything until they are released but they are all very exciting. There are mainly fashion projects but I will also be looking at getting more time to work on international modelling projects as well.
NT: What are your favourite Naked Tan products?
RS: The Goddess Shimmer is definitely my favourite product in the whole range. I use it all the time, especially for my shootings. It really enhances and evens my tan making me glow on photos and reducing imperfections. I use it as a body foundation. It is also perfect to get ready for a night out!
I also really like to scent of the whole product range. It is like a proper perfume, it’s amazing!
NT: Do you have a Naked Tan beauty tip?
RS: I usually like to have a tanning routine. I polish my skin with the Body Polish before a spray tan to remove dead skins. Then I apply the Goddess Glaze to even my tan and leave it overnight. Finally and especially if I have a photo shoot, I apply the Goddess Shimmer all over my body to glow on my photos.