Check out our interview with stunning model, actress and entrepreneur Arielle Raycene who is best known for her extensive modeling and acting career with globally recognized outlets including PLAYBOY, FHM, and MAXIM.

Arielle Raycene has now ventured into the world of augmented reality as the Director and face of the soon-to-launch platform RealAF. Her new tech venture will focus on bringing next level social media interaction with a plethora of different content creators from models, athletes, musicians and more by integrating 3D video technology into user’s profiles and disabling them from using any filters on their profiles, ensuring they are being their RealAF self on the social media. Imagine being able to create an authentic and life-like high end runway fashion show, being able to perfect your backhand or golf-swing all from the convenience of the RealAF app, and that’s only just the beginning as they plan to also integrate their tech into next gen tech gadgets like the upcoming Apple Vision Pro.

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Arielle Raycene

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Vivacious, tenacious, and insightful.

Who has made the biggest impact on your life so far, and why?

My two grandmothers have profoundly shaped my life. Through their unwavering support, they nurtured my authenticity and encouraged the boundless realms of my imagination.

Let’s talk about the new augmented reality RealAF and your work as director and the face of the company. Can you tell us about the services and what is different about RealAF compared to other similar products in the market? And what do you think is the secret to having a successful business in a competitive market like yours?

Absolutely! RealAF is at the forefront of the Spatial computing landscape by making it accessible to everyone. Not just those who have a massive budget to build 3D experiences. Our primary offering is a dynamic 3D online profile for creators, accessible in both 2D and 3D on mobile. Furthermore, these profiles are primed to deliver a deeply immersive experience on VR devices, and an optimized experience for Apple Vision OS, slated for release next year.

Our distinct edge? We empower creators to easily craft 3D experiences for their audiences. Using state-of-the-art 3D holographic video, fans can virtually incorporate their favorite creators into their surroundings using WebAR. This not only provides a unique experience but also fosters a platform for fans to produce their own imaginative content with the creator.

But it’s more than just tech. At the heart of RealAF is our unwavering dedication to online authenticity. We’ve created a space where creators can showcase genuine, unedited versions of themselves and earn from it. Rather than championing digital enhancements, we lean into cutting- edge 3D video capture and AI computer vision to ensure an authentic online portrayal. This stands in stark contrast to the artificial facades produced by many beauty apps and AI interventions. Moreover, we offer creators a direct avenue to monetize, letting fans purchase exclusive content or experiences.

In summary, RealAF melds groundbreaking technology with a purposeful mission, equipping the creator economy with innovative tools and presenting audiences with a unique immersive experience. Our success mantra in such a competitive domain? A compelling mission married to an avant-garde product. We’re confident that our approach will redefine the future of digital content consumption.

Where can we learn more about RealAF?

For the latest updates on RealAF, connect with us on Instagram and X at @wearereal_af. Alternatively, delve deeper into our offerings by visiting our official website at info.realaf.app.

What mindsets helped make you successful?

Achieving success is rarely a straightforward journey. Bringing an idea to fruition requires a blend of continuous experimentation and refinement. I attribute my accomplishments to a steadfast focus, unwavering determination, and the resilience to persevere through challenges. This trio has been instrumental in forging enduring success and I still have a long way to go- Always learning along the way!

When you started your Social Media accounts, did you expect such a success?

Certainly not! I simply began it as a fun endeavor.

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As a popular model, influencer, and entrepreneur you are followed by so many people. How do you feel about that pressure of always doing the “right thing,” and encourage people to follow their dreams?

I realized that most people don’t notice or dwell on our missteps. Ultimately, we’re on this journey for ourselves. It’s essential to focus on self-improvement and strive to outdo ourselves each day, rather than seeking external validation.

What did you learn from your biggest failure?

I’m striving to be more spontaneous with my posts and not overthink! I personally strive for a balance. My aim is to remain authentic, have fun and still enjoy the process, all while setting a positive example.

Are you still going to be in the acting and modeling business?  

Absolutely! While the current strike provides an opportunity to explore other ventures, acting remains my true passion. It’s a craft I’ll forever dedicate myself to.

Any advice to entrepreneurs out there?

There will be days when progress seems elusive. Remember, even on those days when you feel you haven’t made tangible strides, merely confronting and reflecting on the challenges is in itself a form of growth. It’s the micro adjustments and persistent resilience that compound over time to bring about significant change.

What advice would you give to your younger self and why?

I’d advise my younger self to truly relish the journey. Embracing a positive mindset and maintaining high spirits often acts as a magnet, attracting the right opportunities and experiences at the perfect time.

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What’s next for Arielle Raycene in the last months of 2023?

The upcoming months are brimming with ambition and excitement for me! Foremost, I’m ardently working towards ensuring RealAF not only launches but also flourishes by the year’s end. Concurrently, I’m focusing on fine-tuning my script, with hopes of initiating another soon after. Additionally, I’m engaged in two undisclosed projects, and I’m aiming to unveil one of them by Christmas. Indeed, my plate is full, but I’m invigorated by the challenges ahead!

What is your own definition of happiness?

Happiness, to me, is waking up with a passion for each day, taking pride in one’s own identity, and cherishing the company of those we choose to have by our side.

How would you explain your fashion style and what items in your closet could you not be without?

My style elegantly straddles the line between cozy comfort and audacious flair. I gravitate towards classic monochromes like black and white while also embracing vibrant hues such as pink and red. Lace dominated my summer wardrobe, and I envision its allure continuing into winter. A cherished piece I can’t go without is the cross necklace I acquired in Italy this past summer. Additionally, I’m currently enamored with chunky footwear, which adds an edgy statement to my ensemble.

Arielle Raycene

What is the most challenging thing you deal with about consistently staying in top shape?

While I aim to maintain consistency in my workouts, I’ve come to recognize the importance of listening to my body. Factors like inadequate sleep can impact my performance, so on days when I’m not at my best, I’ve learned not to force it. Instead of compromising the quality of my workout, I prioritize its essence. My goal remains to engage in physical activity at least three times a week, even if it’s just a rejuvenating walk.

Please describe a typical day for you. What is your daily routine like?

While each day offers its uniqueness, particularly when unexpected scripts or auditions arise and take precedence or I have an idea that I must get out of my head, there is a common thread. I typically transition from one project to the next in an order that feels right for that day. Intertwined in this productive cycle is a hopeful dedicated window for fitness, followed by a cherished block of time set aside for creative exploration and relaxation.

Favorite form of cardio?

Hiking with my four legged son or dancing!

If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?

I’d be torn between David Lynch for his unparalleled artistic vision and Albert Einstein for his groundbreaking insights into the universe. Both represent minds that reshaped the way we perceive art and reality.

Best advice ever given?

“Embrace patience as a virtue and refrain from measuring yourself against others.”

Where do you see yourself and your career in 5 years from now?

In five years, I anticipate holding a recurring role on a notable television series, spearheading multiple thriving companies, actively engaging in various projects, including producing and directing. Also I want to be the happiest ive ever been and at my best, healthiest self.

Where can we follow you?

IG: @thearielleray
X: @arielleraycene



Photos: Catherine Dzilenski @cathdiz