Model Profile – Lauren Blake
Q & A
Q. What is your family background?
A. I’m French & Iberian with a bit of English.
Q. Did you grow up in your early teens wanting to be a model?
A. I always admired models but I never thought I would be one. I was a late bloomer so once I hit high school and people began telling me to get into it I finally saw the potential.
Q. What have you discovered / learnt from the modelling scene?
A. I’ve learned that with time and practice you will learn your angles and poses that are flattering. No one jumps in front of a camera and becomes Kate Moss. The mirror is your friend and it’ll help you be become comfortable in front of the camera.
Q. Career highlights to date?
A. Some fun things were shooting for Life magazine and when I went to school I shot for the university magazine which was fun because it went out to all of my friends. A lot of other highlights came from modelling trips with brands so travelling the world while working.
Q. Favourite hobbies?
A. My favourite thing to do is cook & bake. There’s something therapeutic about it. I usually cook a couple times a week and bake for special occasions. I also like to hike, go to comedy shows, and play ukulele.
Q. Favourite music?
A. My music taste is super eclectic! I like Frank Sinatra and The Lumineers, or I’ll be in the mood for EDM and festivals, and I always love good hip hop.
Q. Favourite films?
A. Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Slumdog Millionaire, Across the Universe, Friday, and Pineapple Express
Q. Beauty tips?
A. Always take off your make-up before bed & don’t wear it to the gym! Also, exfoliate weekly and always use sunscreen for anti-ageing.
Q. What is your fashion sense?
A. I’m either full glam like dress and heels or I’m hobo casual like leggings and an oversized hoodie. Haha, there is no in between.
Q. What do you feel sexiest wearing?
A. Midi dress and heels
Q. Advice for young girls aspiring to be models?
A. Don’t let the industry tell you to change. The unique parts about you make you. It sets you apart from the other models when brands are looking for someone. Embrace your individuality!
Q. What’s the craziest thing that you’ve done?
A. Probably swam cage-free with hammerhead sharks, or I recently went skydiving and did a few backflips out of the plane. Anything adrenaline count me in!
Q. What’s the funniest pick up line you’ve encountered?
A. I’ve encountered plenty of funny ones. But I think the science ones. I studied biochemistry in college so it’s hilarious when someone makes a nerd joke I understand. Like, are you full of Beryllium, Gold and Titanium? Because you are Be-Au-Ti-Ful. Or something silly like that!
Q. Favourite place visited?
A. Easily Italy! I sailed down the Amalfi Coast to Positano, Capri, and other places. I’ve never seen something so beautiful. That or the jungle in Bali.
Q. Do you have a role model/s?
A. Of course! It’s important to have someone. My role models are my mom and my aunt. They are strong female figures who have been through a lot and accomplished a lot as well.
Q. People you’ve admired generally?
A. Ellen, because not only is she hilarious but she’s generous; always giving back. Also Adrian Grenier from Entourage for being an activist against climate change.
18. Future ambitions?
A. I would ideally like to utilize my degree in the medical field either as a PA or as a medical device sales rep. For modelling, I want to land some more fun shoots and be able to travel with a great team to shoot somewhere exotic!
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