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Lauren was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on June 6, 1980. When she was 5-years-old, her family moved to Gainesville, Florida, where she spent the remainder of her childhood. After graduating high school, Lauren briefly attended Jacksonville University and almost played basketball there before transferring to the University of Florida. There, she studied animal biology, which fueled her strong belief in animal rights.
During her senior year, Lauren posed for Playboy for the first time in their “Girls of SEC” pictorial in October 2001. She was such a big hit that, the following year, she participated in the FOX network special “Who Wants to Be a Playboy Centerfold?” It should come as no surprise that she won. The same year, she was named the magazine’s Miss July, and more and more doors opened for the buxom blonde model from there.
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Lauren continued to be featured in Playboy magazine for many years to come, including in a very sexy pictorial in 2008. She also appeared on the covers of publications such as “Steppin’ Out” and “Speed.” Lauren has made appearances as herself on talk and reality TV shows such as “Howard Stern,” “Fear Factor,” and “The Girls Next Door.”
In 2006, Lauren hosted an adult variety show in Las Vegas called “Headlights and Tailpipes” at the Stardust Resort & Casino. She is also the CEO of Lauren Anderson Entertainment, Inc. In addition to those duties, Lauren is also a sexy news anchor for FoxxySports.com and owns two LAE Beauty Tanning and MediSpa salons back in Gainesville, Florida.
Being an animal lover, Lauren is an active member of PETA. In 2007, she and other fellow PETA models went to Capital Hill to protest the American Meat Institute’s “Annual Hot Dog Day.” They dressed in lettuce bikinis and handed out veggie dogs to passers-by. Lauren is such an advocate for animal rights that she has even argued her views with talk show host Bill O’Reilly.
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Lauren Anderson is an American model and Playboy’s former Miss July 2002. She is currently dating Colorado Rockies third baseman Reid Brignac.