Hello!!  My name is Lauren Johnson, I am an American model/ actress born and raised in St. Paul Minnesota.  Currently, I am based in Los Angeles, California and am signed with Ford Chicago, Ford Miami, Nous Models/Nu Talent Agency in Los Angeles, One.1 Model Management in New York, and Fusion Model Management in Cape Town.  I started modeling because I wanted to be that girl in the store ads that I used to look up to as a young multiracial girl.  One of my many goals is to help people of all ages see a bit of themselves in the work that I create with the amazing teams that produce these projects.


Q: What ethnicity is Lauren Johnson?

A: I am Irish, Polish, Norwegian, Welsh, Native Cherokee, and West African. 🙂

Q: What is Lauren Johnson’s natural hair, does she put anything in it?

A: Yes, this is my natural hair.  I grew up like many, wanting straighter and more manageable hair.  So when I was 14 my mother finally gave in and let me get a texturizer.  At 17, I decided it was time to fully accept my natural locks, and went “natural”.  Though the process wasn’t easy, it was and still is worth it.  My hair routine changes like the seasons! But right now, I love using Desert Essence Coconut Creme with jojoba oil on my ends, and topped off with a little bit of anti-humidity gel by Ouidad!

Q: How did Lauren Johnson get started as a model?

A: I started doing junior teen pageants in Minnesota at the age of 14.  Although I only did a few before I decided to stop a year later, it made me realize I was comfortable in front of the camera. A photographer I worked with sent my photos to Ford Chicago, and from there a meeting was set up.  I traveled with my parents to Chicago, and was so honored to have found a new family, that being Ford!

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xoxo Lauren Johnson