14 Facts You Need to Know About the Insta-Famous Alexis Ren!
October 1, 2018
If you have been following the newest season of
Dancing with the Stars, you may have seen some super familiar faces like Evanna Lynch, Milo Manheim and “Grocery Store Joe” from The Bachelorette. However, you may not have recognized Alexis Ren — but we’re here to help you out.
Not only is she super gorg, but she is also a social media maven with nearly 13 million followers on Instagram! And there is definitely a lot more
you need to know about the social media influencer. We totally wanted to get to know her, and we’re so glad we did! If you are interested in getting to know more about Alexis, then scroll down:
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She's 21 years old.
Alexis was born on November 23, 1996, which makes her 21 years old! Not many 21-year-olds can say they have millions of followers on social media like she can! BRB, we are working on being Insta goals rn!
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She was home schooled.
In a YouTube video entitled "50 Facts About Me," the social media celeb mentions that she was home schooled her entire life. "We would just kind of f*ck off to be honest," she said. "It wasn't school." Wow, we wish our schooling was like that!
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She was a ballet dancer.
In her video, she also mentioned she practiced ballet for 10 years — doing 6 hours each day! This actually caused some controversy among
DWTS viewers, who claimed she had an unfair advantage because of her dancing background. Whatever the case, it takes a lot of discipline to be a ballet dancer, so props to Alexis!
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She lost her mom to cancer in 2014.
Alexis' mom was diagnosed with cancer on Mother's Day in 2013. Unfortunately, her mother passed away less than a year later in 2014. In the video, she said she loves being compared to her mother because her mom was a "shining ball of light."
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She works out every day.
Health is something that is extremely important to Alexis. The social influencer works out every day! Her mother was also a nutritionist, which motivated her to live a healthy lifestyle. We WISH we could get ourselves to the gym this much.
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She has her own activewear line.
Alexis is so dedicated to fitness that she even launched her own activewear line! It is called REN Active and is in collaboration with Touché LA. As if she wasn't already busy enough!
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She started modeling when she was 13.
Believe it or not, Alexis started modeling at only 13 years old! One of her first gigs was for Brandy Melville. She then became officially signed to Nous Model Management at age 14, and has since modeled for the likes of Calvin Klein, Forever 21 and Nasty Gal. Pretty impressive!
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She was on the cover of
Like we weren't jealous already! The model graced the cover of
Maxim for its August 2017 issue. She also posed for the mag's Mexico version in March 2018. We see you!
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She modeled for
Sports Illustrated, too!
Two magazine features — child's play! In 2017,
Sports Illustrated announced Alexis would be the "swimsuit rookie" for its 2018 issue. No big deal, right?
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She has been open about her struggles with body image.
The star is super candid about coming to terms with the fact she had an eating disorder. "I was my worst critic ever," she told
. "The only sense of relief I had was to be able to monitor my eating and my workouts." The celeb admits in her video that her family helped her realize that she was struggling. We definitely hope she is recovering. Cosmopolitan
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She loves to travel.
If you couldn't tell by her Insta, this girl
loves to travel. In fact, she says she is "gone more than [she's] home." From her pics, it seems like she has been everywhere. We are so jealous!
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She has two sisters and a brother.
As much as she is dedicated to traveling, Alexis is also dedicated to her family. Her Insta has many pictures with her younger brother and two older sisters. They fam seems
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You may recognize her from The Chainsmokers' "Paris" video.
You read that right! Alexis was featured in the music video for The Chainsmokers' song, "Paris." She is seen frolicking around on the beach, which seems like her natural habitat to us.
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She has SEVEN tattoos.
One tattoo is never enough! This model has SEVEN. Some included her mom's signature, her mom's birthday and death date, the ace of spades, a gun, and the word "duality." They all look super dainty and cute.