Up Close And Personal With Lauren Deckert


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How did you start modeling?
I was approached when I was 14 and laying out at the pool by an agent in the sports division of IMG. He introduced me to the industry. But I actually didn’t start modeling till my last year in highschool.

Tell us what are you into besides modeling?
I’m into giving back to those less fortunate… I founded the non-profit, Models Doing More. We assist impoverished children & elephants. Our current focus is sustainability in Sri Lanka. so I travel there at least once a year on mission trips with a group of models. We also have fundraisers locally in New York City & Miami.

Who is your favorite musical artist?
Madonna was a huge influence in my life growing up. She is a freak of nature. I also grew up listening to a lot of country & rock.

Who is your favorite artist?
Mark Rothko is one of my favorite artists, as he refused to attach himself to any movement… Although he is known as an abstract expressionist. When I stare at his paintings I feel as though I’m entering an auric field. I was an Art History major at Fordham University.

Did you grow up with a large family?
I have an older sister. I didn’t have a large family growing up, but I’m super close with my parents and sis. Their support has kept me grounded.

What do you do in your free time?
Adventure travel, workout, cook, volunteer, hike, sports, church, oh and I drink & collect vintage champagne.

What’s the biggest city you’ve been to?
I have been to Tokyo and I live in New York City. I think these 2 are the biggest. Lol

What’s your most favorite city to visit?
Marrakech for its antiquity and Dubai for its modernity.

What city do you have on your list to go to before you die?
Cairo, Egypt. I have been around the world many times and still have not seen the pyramids.

Do you like pets? Do you own any?
I have a French Bulldog. Her name is Le Petit Cochon. Aka… The little piglet. I love animals. A big part of my non-profit focuses on elephant conservation.

What turns you on about a man?
Knowledge turns me on. I like a man who is so smart, he is a bit insane.

In bed what’s your favorite position?
I know it sounds cliche, but I like to be on top

Are you a giver or taker during sex?
I’d like to think I’m a giver in life, so I guess that would mean I’m a giver in the bedroom.

What’s a dream you have yet to accomplish?
Besides becoming a Mom, it would be a dream for me to work with children and animals. From providing clean meals to school kids or owning an animal sanctuary… You can tell I’m a country girl at heart, who came to the big city with a pocketful of dreams.

How can we follow you online?
IG: @laurendeckert
My non-profit: www.modelsdoingmore.org

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