Lauren Nielsen has been living and performing in Sarasota for the last 20 years. She has performed professionally throughout the state of Florida. She has modeled, been in commercials, pilots, and is hoping to compete for Miss Florida this summer in hopes of winning and going to Miss America. She currently holds the title of Miss DeSoto Heritage. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Tampa. She works as a musical theater and voice teacher. Some of her favorite roles and experiences include working at the Asolo Repertory Theatre and Florida Studio, singing for the Orioles and the Phillies, My Fair Lady (Eliza), Music Man (Marian), The Wild Party (Mae), Legally Blonde (Serena), Arsenic and Old Lace (Elaine), Annie (Grace), and Les Mis (ensemble).
She is the head of the young alumni association for Kappa Alpha Theta, a public speaker for the arts and preventing eating disorders, and an ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network.