Summer Rayne Oakes - Biography
Last Modified: Mar 2, 2020
|Born on :||June 3, 1984 (age 37)|
|Birth Name /
|Summer Rayne Oakes|
|Birth Place:||Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA|
|High School:||Lakeland High School|
|Height:||1.79 meter (5 feet 10 inch)|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Dress Size:||4 US|
|Breast Size:||34 inch|
|Waist Size:||25 inch|
|Hip Size:||35 inch|
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Who is Summer Rayne Oakes?
Summer Rayne Oakes is a fashion model, author, YouTuber, environmental activist by profession and American by nationality. Known as the world's first "eco-model", she is passionate about houseplants, environment, which she shares on her YouTube channel, blog, and social media.
Summer Rayne Oakes – Age, Parents, Siblings, Education, Ethnicity
Summer Rayne Oakes’ birth took place on June 3, 1984, in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA. She was born to parents who were high school graduates and were both gardeners.
For education, she attended Lakeland High School while still working at the Lackawanna County Conservation District biosolids program. Following graduation, she earned Udall Scholarship to Cornell University. There she studied natural resources, ecology, and entomology and graduated cum laude with degrees in Environmental Science and Entomology.
Other details of Summer Rayne Oakes’ early life including that of her mother, father, siblings, childhood, ethnicity and rest of the family is not shared with the public.
Summer Rayne Oakes (Image: Post - Savant)
Passion to change
Oakes has always been passionate about the environment. While growing up she posted photographs of appliances and dead animals left alongside local roads in hopes to shame the owners to remove their litter. While a university student, she published two papers on sludge toxicity and contaminants.
After Summer Rayne Oakes noticed how she reach the outcome of her work beyond a narrow audience of scientists, she sought attention from social media and advertising.
In 2003 she was involved with "The Organic Portraits Project" and later received a National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology fellowship for the project.
Summer Rayne Oakes – Boyfriend, Husband, Children
She is currently believed to be a single woman sans boyfriend, husband, and children. Moreover, not much is known when it comes to her past relationships and dating life.
Summer Rayne Oakes – Net Worth, Salary
The figure on her net worth and annual salary is under review and will be updated.
Summer Rayne Oakes with her hen named Kippee (Image: homesteadbrooklyn)
Summer Rayne Oakes – Career
While in her sophomore year at Cornell, Oakes started to model. She worked as a full-time model in 2004 in New York City. In 2006 she was given the name "eco-model" by Grist Magazine’s Earth Day issue. She is signed with Faith Kates of Next Model Management, who has accepted the fact that Summer Rayne Oakes only models clothes made from organic or recycled materials.
Since then she has worked with Vanity Fair, CNN, Fox News, Aveeno beauty products, Pirelli Calendar and has appeared in an environmental short film eXtinction (2011), A Beautiful Fix (2004) and Eco 4 the World (2006).
In addition to being an environmental activist, Oakes is also an avid writer. She has worked as an acting editor and editor-at-large for New Zealand fashion magazine Lucire ad as an environmental reporter on Planet Green network.
Summer Rayne Oakes has also worked as an environmental reporter (Image: The Select 7)
Her first book Style, Naturally: The Savvy Shopping Guide to Sustainable Fashion and Beauty was published on December 24, 2008. Since beginning her SugarDetoxMe blog in 2014, she has released her second book SugarDetoxMe: 100+ Recipes to Curb Cravings and Take Back Your Health on March 8, 2017, followed by How to Make a Plant Love You: Cultivate Green Space In Your Home And Heart on July 9, 2019.
Oakes has also partnered with Payless ShoeSource to create "Zoe & Zac" in April 2009 and her website Source4Style (renamed Le Souk) connects environmentally conscious fashion designers to eco-friendly fabric producers.
Summer Rayne Oakes – Awards, Nominations
Summer Rayne Oakes’ website Source4Stylehad won a 2011 Cartier Women's Initiative Award which also included $20,000.
Summer Rayne Oakes – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
On social media handles including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Summer Rayne Oakes is followed by several hundred thousand followers and counting. She also has a self-titled YouTube channel and an official website- summerrayne.net.
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