Lauren makes sure that the South Carolina Gamecocks give it the old college try. Eighty thousand fans roar when she leads the cheers at football games. "There were 70 girls at tryouts. When I made the final cut, I called my mom and told her, 'You're not going to believe this, but I made the team!'" (We're not surprised.)
We think Lauren looks spectacular when the swimsuit is optional.
"I originally said no to Playboy," she says demurely. "I didn't think I could be a Playmate because I'm just kind of normal-looking."
Naturally, we disagree, as did the many readers who wrote us after seeing the October issue, begging to see Lauren featured. Your wish is our command.