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Lauren Anderson is living proof that fairy tale dreams do come true. The exceptionally beautiful model and actress saw her life change when she won a Fox TV special Girl Next Door: The Search for a Playboy Centerfold. It wasn´t her first time appearing in the magazine (the University of Florida coed posed topless for the “Girls of the SEC” pictorial in October 2001), but her appearance on the program and as a Playmate made her a celebrity with staying power.
She said her life has changed so much since becoming a Playmate. Lauren remains one of the most popular Playmates in history. She ranks in the top 10% of all Playmates according to the internet. Real success as a playmate means parlaying that exposure into other opportunities. She has stepped out of the stereotypic “Playmate” role and into one of entrepreneur and business woman. She is the Co-Owner of LAE Beauty, Inc. and founded this successful chain of tanning salons and MediSpa in the Gainesville, Florida area. Both Lauren and her sister and partner, Kelley, run LAE Beauty on a day to day basis ."I am the most proud of Kelley and I owning something that we started from scratch and helping it grow. This has been a truly liberating experience.”
Being one of the most recognized people in Gainesville ,she has managed to use her fame for the benefit of LAE Beauty. They hope to franchise to other cities and towns one day. Lauren also does Spokesperson work for the organization PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). Lauren admits to not agreeing with some of the organization's methods, but says they stand for a great cause and she tries to help out as much as possible. She has become a fixture on Capitol Hill every July serving “veggie dogs” to the members of Congress in nothing but a lettuce bikini. Lauren is passionate about helping animals and wants to continue that aspect of her life forever.
Starting her career on the Fox reality show has only helped Lauren in her career in entertainment. She has appeared on television in shows like HBO’s Entourage, A&E’s The Two Coreys, NBC’s Fear Factor, E!’s Girls Next Door, Fox’s The Pulse with Bill O'Reilly and more. She has even hosted and produced her own internet sports show, ‘Foxxy Sports’, where she parades her devotion to her University of Florida Gators every chance she gets. Lauren also appeared in a Vanity Fair feature, the covers of both Playboy and Playboy Spain, ESPN the magazine, Harley Davidson catalogs and many others. Lauren even ventured to Las Vegas where she starred in and hosted the variety production “Headlights and Tailpipes” in Las Vegas at the legendary Stardust Resort & Casino.
With a Nationally televised reality show win, a Playboy pictorial, numerous appearances on television and in magazines, topping it off with a successful business, it's no wonder this powerhouse we call Lauren has people like Hugh Hefner wondering what she’ll do next!
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