Hello everyone!!! I am Rene' James aka ‘The Black Pearl.’ Most of my childhood, was spend between Houston Texas and Tampa Florida so, I consider both places home and they are both close to my heart. I am of Native American (Choctaw/Creek) and African-American heritage. I walked down my first runway at the age of 16 after a manager discovered me building stages/sets for my performing art’s high school. From that day on, I knew that modeling was for me. The name the black pearl came to me as a metaphor for my smooth, rare and polished personality.
I am currently obtaining my Bachelors degree in Sociology from Florida State University. As college student I had the opportunity to delve into different kinds of modeling genres, from Artistic to Glamour. In 2006 I had my first big break as the cover model for Campus Talk Magazine. Since that time, I have been blessed to work with talented photographers and companies throughout the United States. I have appeared in and on the cover pages of magazines, calendars and websites. I have met countless inspirational people by hosting parties, and doing promotional work for many in the entertainment industry. Also, I have appeared on local television shows and short films in Tallahassee, Tampa and Orlando. Through it all, I have remained grounded through my faith in God, hard work, family and school. People are always asking me will I be modeling forever, and will modeling be your final career choice? I say, NO! I plan to take over the world!