Shawn Alff: As a promo girl, do your facial muscles ever get tired from smiling and taking photos with strangers all day?
Lauren Anderson: With a job like this, why wouldn’t you be happy? We are basically paid to party and be at great events… But I know what you are saying. When you take thousands of pictures and you are constantly smiling your facial muscles do get a little tired. When I find myself smiling after a really long day, I hum just to keep the smile going and looking natural.
LA: We have actually. Any day now we should have mixology videos coming out on Playboy.com. The one I made is called 7-ade. It is just lemonade and 7-Crown. Jamie’s is just cola with the 7-Crown Stone Cherry.
LA: I love Tampa. I’m actually hoping to move to Tampa soon. The people are awesome, at least at the places I’ve gone, like The Venue. I think Tampa is one of the best cities in Florida, right up there with Miami. Orlando is older and more touristy. Tampa is more upscale. It has a younger feel and the nightlife is great.
LA: I am. My salon is a medical spa now. I am planning to open one in the next year or so.
LA: When I got into Playboy I was studying to be a veterinarian at the University of Florida. Then I got into Playboy and it was a shock and totally different than anything I’ve ever done. Playboy was the whole reason I started my business. I wanted to bring a little of Hollywood and the things I was doing in LA to Gainesville. I credit Playboy with my success. Before Playboy I didn’t care as much about how I looked, and how I presented myself, and health and things like that.
LA: Why would anyone want to do that?
LA: I guess that is true, but I don’t know. I have never even thought about something like that. We do a ton of spray tanning business, but I don’t know about any other colors. I don’t want to be any other colors. I don’t know. My spa is never going to offer that.
LA: PETA is all about doing whatever they can to get attention for their cause… If that works for them, then great. But, they definitely go over the top sometimes. I think you can get your point across without being so dramatic, but that is what PETA is all about and that is why they get attention, so of course they are going to keep doing crazy things… I don’t participate in all of that. I do not throw blood on models in New York or anything like that. My views are my own opinion. But, I used to go on Capitol Hill and do a vegetarian hot dog lunch dressed only in a lettuce-cup bikini.
LA: No, it was just plastic. They only do it because the American Meat Institute hosts a hot dog lunch that day, so it is just to oppose that. It is all for fun. No one ever gets real serious or angry about it… That is probably the most dramatic thing I have ever done for PETA; wearing a lettuce bikini is where I draw the line.
LA: Are you going to? Please tell me you will. That would be awesome.
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