Determination and talented are just a few words that best describes Lauren Doshier. Diagnose with Tourette’s Syndrome at a young age, Lauren spends her spare time from modeling helping children with mental illness. We sat down with the native of Kanas City to discuss a myriad of things including her career.

AF: Who is Lauren Doshier? 

LD: She is a bold and bright enigma of creativity and enthusiasm. Her innovative eye is as relentless as it is kind, and she is an ‘illuminating’ force to be reckoned with!

AF: Well said. You are also a freelance makeup artist and hair professional. How does that help you in the model industry?

LD: It helps give me a deeper knowledge and understanding of the look I’m trying to achieve, and allows me to better determine certain colors, textures, and geometrics that are important to the look as a whole.

AF: What are your motivations and inspirations?

LD: I am very self-motivated. I love learning new things, and I’ve always wanted to travel the world.

AF: You’re also an advocate for mental illness. How did you get involved with this disorder?

LD: When I was in middle school, I was diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome, and at that time it was still such a new discovery that there were hardly any options to help with it- much less research or understanding about it. So there was a period of time before my diagnosis where it got disregarded as other disorders- which made it very difficult for me to explain myself and for my family to know how to help me.

AF: How do you manage your schedule when you do so many things like modeling, makeup artistry, and hair styling? 

LD: I set aside time to exercise during the week, (try to) always get a full 7 hours of sleep, and I drink lots of water. That gives me a clear head and a natural energy to not only effectively manage my schedule- but to perform well, also.

AF: Who are three people that you look up to and inspire your work? 

LD: Bobbi Brown. Franca Sozzani. Lady Gaga.

AF: What is one of your favorite quotes to live by?

LD: “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got”