Class & Elegance with a Twist of Sensation

with Lauren Lotus / @laurenlotusmodeling

Photography by HPM @hpmmedia

MUA Karla Ortega @glowgirlartisty 


We’re happy to have you feature on Playboy! Can you give us a bit of a background on your career as a model and where it all started?  I started modeling roughly five years ago. I worked with a female photographer friend of mine on a boudoir project to help boost my self-confidence. I found my “modeling niche” along the way, and truly fell in love with bikini and lingerie modeling. It has always been a major goal to be on the cover of Playboy. I am so honored! 

Having a full schedule must make it difficult for you to get much alone time, talk to us about the top 3 must-dos to ensure you fit in some well-deserved downtime? Three must-dos are meditation, beach/spa days and cuddling up on the couch watching cartoons. I am huge on mental health. Living a busy life gets very stressful very fast. It is important to practice self-care and time management to withhold a stable mindset. 

What does it mean for you to be seen as a strong, intelligent, ambitious woman? Independency and positivity! You have to be independent and understand you only have yourself to depend on throughout life. You have to invest in yourself to succeed. Only you have the power to elevate your life to create the life you want to live. Positivity goes a long way as well. I understand that there are going to be ups and downs throughout life. I may succeed at one thing and fail at the other. I keep a positive mindset and get back up and try again. I stand up for what I believe in. Overall, I carry willpower and consistency throughout my life. 

What are some of the biggest misconceptions people have about what you do? Not only am I a major publication model, but I am also an exotic dancer nationwide. People have misconceptions about what I do because people do not fully understand the industry for what it truly is, let alone first-hand experience it. Sometimes I feel misjudged, misunderstood and degraded. I do what I do by choice because I am talented and truly enjoy what I do. I approach my career from a professional standpoint to provide adult entertainment. I do not view myself as a sexual object, but a professional businesswoman. What I do is a form of art and talent. It is the most challenging career I have ever pursued. The knowledge I have gained is limitless. I have learned time management skills, business skills, marketing skills, boundaries, and mental and physical conditioning. 

What does freedom of self-expression mean to you? Self-expression truly means going after your goals and dreams even if others misconstrue them or aren’t supportive. You live your life for your own happiness. I never let judgments get in the way of my growth. I stay focused, and I stand up for what I believe in. I create morals and boundaries, and truly practice what I preach. Overall, I embrace the true inner goddess within myself. 

We absolutely love your Instagram, your content is very dynamic, inspirational, and downright sexy, could you perhaps tell us what your personal experience as an influencer has been like? I have been pulled in many directions with different industries as an influencer throughout the years. Overall, I am able to choose how to represent myself and different companies. I love the freedom and ability to choose how I want to represent myself. 

3 things that you can’t go a day without. My two French Bulldogs pups. My dogs are my world. The gym because it is my mental/physical release. Last but not least, coffee, I can’t function without my daily cup! 

What about those crazy DMs you must receive! Care to share a few funny stories regarding those? So this one time, at band camp… haha

Now we’re sure you experience a lot of male attention on and offline, any advice you would like to give to men out there who are hoping to catch your eye the right way? Yes, I do experience a lot of male attention on and offline. If someone is trying to catch my eye the right way they should not harass me or my number. Do not treat me as a sex object; treat me like a human being. I love compliments, respect and support. Let me come to you. I like the chase!

What is the absolute worst thing a man can do to completely put you off? Being controlling and possessive. Especially since I am a very independent woman. There is nothing worse than trying to mold someone into who you want them to be rather than accept them for who they are. 

That said, what advice would you have to give to all women out there when it comes to love and relationships? Always be yourself! Be transparent, confident and truthful. Always love your partner in their love language, and always be open-minded, supportive and understanding. 

Thank you so much for sitting down with us and letting us get to know you! Any last words for our readers out there? I want to thank everyone that has supported me through my journey. The love and support do not go unnoticed. Love yourself, be kind to yourself and others.