Born in Washington, D.C., raised in Toledo, Ohio, Runa Lucienne is a Guyanese and African-American model, actress, and former Playboy Bunny who has appeared in numerous television shows, music videos, magazines, and national ad campaigns.
Runa Lucienne became the first African-American Playboy Bunny to work at the Playboy Club Macao in November 2010 and has made promotional appearances on behalf of Playboy, including being a featured guest on Sirius/ XM’s Playboy Radio Morning Show. Runa is known for her role on Project Runway Season 5, as Keith Bryce’s model who left the competition and returned in the finale to walk at New York Fashion Week 2008 for Suede, another Project Runway Season 5 designer. She is also known as the Runner-Up to Miss New York USA 2010, and a recurring face for Outre hair products.
Runa has been featured on television shows including Project Runway Season 5, How I Met Your Mother, Sons of Anarchy, Hot in Cleveland, Hart of Dixie, Fox Sports NFL Sunday Pre-Game Show, MTV’s Total Request Live (TRL), MTV’s Suckerfree Sunday, KTLA Morning News, and others. She has appeared in numerous music videos including “Don’t Judge Me” by Chris Brown, “We Got Hood Love” by Mary J. Blige ft. Trey Songz , and “Falling in Love” by Taio Cruz. She has also been featured in various magazines such as Elle, Cosmopolitan, King, Slam, Jewel, and Jamrock magazines. Her national ad campaigns include Mandee clothing store, Outre, Regis Hair Salons, and others.
In 2012, Runa Lucienne became the first African-American Monster Energy Girl, making appearances on behalf of Monster Energy Drink at various DUB Auto Shows, and special events including autograph signings at Army/ Air Force bases Ft. Hood and Ft. Bliss. Since being a part of the Monster Team, Runa has shot with Monster’s newest personality, Snoop Dogg, for a spread in DUB Magazine which will be released in the near future.