Rene Alana Blanchard is an American professional surfer and also a model. She has also surfed in the prestigious surfing competition, The ASP World Tour. She has a nickname Lana, and she is often called by that name by close friends and family. She has seen her fellow surfer, Bethanne Hamilton, losing her left arm at the mere age of thirteen, as she has to suffer a shark attack. In a 2011 Hollywood film named Soul Surfer, she has played by another actress, Lorraine Nicholson. She is 31 years old now.