When I was an intern for a modeling agency, I never believed that someone like me could ever make a mark or leave a legacy in a world like this.

PHOTO BY: @nelsonncastillo

Growing up with a cleft lip, you start to believe that you are truly the only person on earth that understands your insecurities. Creating a community for those who understand what it is like to not just feel different, but who also look different has become my passion project.

Photo by @graphismetroplis



I want to give people like myself a platform and show the world just how beautiful we really are. It’s time we step up, in front of the camera, and rise. This blog will follow my own personal journey of taking my own advice: live your life fearlessly and unapologetically; speak up with love and through art.

Let’s see if there is a place in the industry for the first cleft affected male model.

If not?

PHOTO BY @graphicsmetropolis

Allow me to introduce myself:

My name is Zack Rodetis-Urenda and I am 1 in 700.



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ABOUT ME // @ReneeBigtime




Hey Mafia,

My name is Renee Bhagwandeen aka @ReneeBigtime. I’m the founder and creator of ModelsMafia.com. I’ve had this blog for about 3 years now, and it seems to change and grow as I do.



Some say, (myth) every seven years your cells are renewed and you are a completely new person. Being in my 28th year of this lifetime, I’d like to believe that this is the 1st year of a brand new me. The last 27 years has been fun and all, but I’m finally ready to own this

Grown Woman thang.”



My mind, and my world, usually moves about a mile a minute, and sometimes, it is extremely hard to verbalize, and  organize, how I feel to others in normal conversation.




This blog is here to give you guys a backstage view of the runway, from my eyes. 28 is shaping out to be my first year as a “real” adult, and I gotta admit, it’s a scary world out there. Hopefully my blog, vlogs, tips, reviews, tricks of the trade, and random thoughts, inspire, help, or just entertain you on your own wild journey through this wacky life.

This is Renee, BIGTIME….

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