|Real Name||Renu Kujur|
|Name(s) Earned||Rihanna 2.0, Rihanna of India Wikipedia|
|Profession(s)||Model, Social Media Personality|
|Famous For||Being the doppelganger of the international R&B singer, Rihanna|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
|Debut||TV (Contestant): MTV Supermodel of the Year (2019-2020)
|Date of Birth||31 January 1985 (Thursday)|
|Age (as in 2019)||34 Years|
|Birthplace||Pirai Village, Bagicha Tehsil, Jashpur District, Chhattisgarh, India|
|Hometown||Pirai Village, Bagicha Tehsil, Jashpur District, Chhattisgarh, India|
|Caste||Kurukh Adivasi (Scheduled Tribe) Wikipedia|
|Tattoo(s)||Renee has got two tattoos inked on her body; one on her right leg and the other on her right shoulder.
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father- Fidilius Kujur (Retired Government Employee)
Mother- Felicita Kujur (Used to work as a House Help)
|Siblings||Renee has two siblings.
|Song||"We Found Love" by Rihanna|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Renee Kujur
- Renee Kujur was born in a lower-middle-class family in Pirai village, Bagicha tehsil, Jashpur district, Chhattisgarh.
- Renee was inclined towards modelling from a very young age.
- At the age of 3, Renee participated in a fancy dress competition in her school. She dressed like a fairy. When Renee walked on the stage, someone shouted from behind “Dekho Dekho Kali Pari” (Look, a black fairy) and everybody around started laughing at her. Kujur was left in tears and went down the stage.
- Her parents could not support her education due to her father’s poor health. Her father suffered a heart attack and later, was diagnosed with cancer. However, she worked hard to complete her schooling.
- After completing her schooling, Renee started doing odd jobs to earn money so that she could make her portfolio.
- Despite facing criticism for her dusky complexion a number of times, Kujur determined to become a model.
- When Renee started circulating her portfolio, she initially faced a lot of rejection; as everyone said that they only need fair models.
- Renee shared during an interview that being a tribal girl, she was expected to opt for a government job and nothing more.
- Renee started her modelling career when she was 28 years old.
- Renee did a photoshoot for JJ Valaya. During the shoot, they realised that with a darker tone, Renee look very much like the international star Rihanna and then, there was no looking back for Renee.
- Renee instantly rose to fame after her photos of striking resemblance to Rihanna went viral on the internet.
- Renee works for the modelling agency, Satin Models India, and has worked with fashion designers like Pam Mehta, Chetan Chiller, and Vijay Balhara.
- She has walked the ramp for various fashion shows like India Runway Week and Asian Designer Week.
- Kujur has modelled for brands like Reebok and Tommy Hilfiger. She has also modelled for Lara Morakhia Jewellery. Renee holds experience in Runway Walks, Catalog Shoots, and Look Books.
- In 2019, she made her television debut by participating in the modelling reality TV show “MTV Supermodel of the Year.”
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- Renee has featured on the cover of the Raipur Lifestyle Magazine.
- Not just looks, Renee even shares a similar Instagram handle to Rihanna. Renee’s Instagram handle is “badgirlrene,” which is a take on Rihanna’s “badgirlriri.”
- Renee is greatly influenced by Rihanna and says that her journey will complete once she meets Rihanna in person.
- During an interview, Renee shared that earlier she had to deal with the photographers who asked the makeup artists to make her look “3-4 tones lighter.” They even photoshopped her pictures heavily to make her look fairer.
- Renne shared in an interview that people even offered her to sleep with them to get a good job. While sharing her journey, Renee said,
They told me all models are into prostitution. I won’t become a model unless I pleased clients. Being dark had already killed my chances.”
- Renee said in an interview that earlier she used to hide her real age while modelling; because people often used to reject her on the basis of her age. She said,
People usually want younger models. I started my modelling career at the age of 28. People told me I was overage. Agencies rejected me only on the basis of my age without even meeting me in person.”
- Kujur credits her resemblance to Rihanna as the reason she has continued to get modelling gigs.
- Renee is well versed in Hindi and English languages.
- Renee was born as Renu. However, she later changed her name to Renee on the advice of a modelling agency.
- Before making a name in the field of modelling, Renee used to work as a salesperson in a Tommy Hilfiger store.
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