Alexis Ren

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Alexis Ren
Alexis Ren.jpg
Ren in 2017
Alexis René Glabach

(1996-11-23) November 23, 1996 (age 24)
  • Social media personality
  • model
Modeling information
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Hair colorDark blonde
Eye colorBrown
AgencyNous Model Management[1]

Alexis René Glabach (born November 23, 1996), known professionally as Alexis Ren, is an American social media personality[2] and model.[3]

Early life[edit]

On November 23, 1996, Ren was born Alexis René Glabach in Santa Monica, California, United States. Ren grew up in Santa Monica, California,[4] where she was homeschooled.[5] Ren grew up with two sisters and a younger brother.[5]


At 13, Ren was discovered and became a model for the label Brandy Melville.[4] She became a social media phenomenon at 15, when photos of her in a black string bikini posing by the pool went viral on Tumblr.[2] Since then she has appeared in a series of advertisements for the mobile game Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire.[6][7] She launched an activewear line called Ren Active.[8] Ren was named a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018 Rookie of the year.[9] On September 12, 2018, Ren was announced as one of the celebrities who would compete on season 27 of Dancing with the Stars. Her professional partner was Alan Bersten.[10] Ren and Bersten reached the finals and came in fourth place on November 19, 2018.[11]

She was Maxim's cover girl for the August 2017 issue,[12] Maxim's Mexico cover girl for the March 2018 issue, and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Rookie for 2018.[9][13] She was included in Maxim's Hot 100 list of Sexiest Women in the World in 2019.

In October 2019, she starred as "Scarlet Jones" in the music video for Ed Sheeran's "South of the Border".[14] Before that, she was also featured in the music video for Kygo's "Not Ok".

Personal life[edit]

Her mother, a health nutritionist expert, died in 2014 due to breast cancer.[15] Following the death of her mother, Ren developed an eating disorder, which she later opened up about, saying she was in "a toxic state of mind".[5]

Ren dated travel influencer and surfer Jay Alvarrez from 2015 to 2017. Ren was in a relationship with actor and model Noah Centineo from April 2019 to April 2020.


Music videos[edit]

  • "Hey" – Fais ft. Afrojack
  • "Is It Love" — 3LAU
  • "Paris" (lyric video) – The Chainsmokers
  • "Silverlined" – XYconstant
  • "South of the Border" – Ed Sheeran ft. Camila Cabello & Cardi B
  • "Not Ok" - Kygo


  1. ^ "Nous Model Management - Alexis Ren Portfolio". Retrieved 2019-11-15.
  2. ^ a b Jones, Allie. "Instagram's Teen Idol on What It's Like to Be 'Perfect'". The Cut. Retrieved 2019-07-27.
  3. ^ Weiss, Suzannah (July 9, 2017). "Alexis Ren Lands Her First Magazine Cover". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 2017-07-17.
  4. ^ a b "Alexis Ren Is Maxim's August Cover Girl". Maxim. Retrieved 2017-07-17.
  5. ^ a b c Narins, Elizabeth (May 25, 2017). "Instagram Star Alexis Ren Opens Up About the Eating Disorder She Hid for Years". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved November 6, 2018.
  6. ^ Chapple, Craig (August 25, 2017). "MZ recruits influencer and model Alexis Ren as the face of Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire ad campaign". Retrieved September 2, 2017.
  7. ^ Friederich, Brandon (August 28, 2017). "Alexis Ren Joins Kate Upton as Latest Super Hottie to Promote Mobile Video Game". Maxim. Retrieved September 2, 2017.
  8. ^ "Alexis Ren is Launching Her Own Activewear Line". Sidewalk Hustle. 2017-05-19. Retrieved 2017-07-17.
  9. ^ a b "Alexis Ren is officially a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model!". Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  10. ^ Murphy, Desiree (September 12, 2018). "'Dancing With the Stars' Season 27 Cast Revealed -- Meet the Celebs and Their Pro Partners!". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-12-01. Retrieved 2018-12-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "Maxim Cover Girl Alexis Ren Sizzles in Brand New Bikini Beach Videos". Maxim. Retrieved 2017-07-17.
  13. ^ "Alexis Ren Just Landed Her First Big Magazine Cover". Cosmopolitan. 2017-07-08. Retrieved 2018-01-07.
  14. ^ "Ed Sheeran - South of the Border (feat. Camila Cabello & Cardi B) [Official Video]" – via
  15. ^ Nolasco, Stephanie (2017-07-07). "Alexis Ren opens up about her eating disorder: 'I overworked myself'". Fox News. Retrieved 2017-07-17.

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