I think a Well Done Man is an intelligent, confident, hard-working, and all around sexy…
Meet Lauren Luongo
Model / Student
WD) How did you get your start in modeling?
LL) I started my career four years ago when I was initially approached by photographers who saw some of my photos on Facebook. The early shoots were TF shoots (trade for material) and for the intention of building my portfolio. The pics garnered quite a bit of attention on social media, which in turn led to more photographers approaching, and more amazing photos to post. I quickly built a portfolio worthy of obtaining a few lucrative offers. I completely credit each of these talented photographers for my ability to obtain paid work in a highly competitive industry where height rules.
WD) Why Boston and not New York?
LL) Although NYC is synonymous with modeling for most people, I personally find that city to be cold and uninviting. From the moment I approached Boston on the Zakim Bridge I fell in love with this city. It’s vibrant and bustling with people and activity. Being college aged it’s especially alluring to me. I love the stores, restaurants, and bars in Boston. I love the sense of community that the sports teams generate within the city. People have been welcoming, friendly, and accommodating. Large city appearance with small town appeal. The photographers, designers, and contacts I have made in Boston, and the the MA area in general have played a pivotal role in my success in the industry. I am grateful to all!
WD) What do you enjoy most about modeling?
LL) Meeting new people. The doors that have opened for me and the contacts that I have made are life altering. I feel very blessed to have encountered every one of these individuals who have touched my life in a positive way. I love creating amazing images in tandem with genius photographers. It’s become a game I play with myself… each photo must outdo the last! I never rest on my laurels, I am always working on my craft to remain relevant in the industry. Despite the glamour, modeling is a combination of being photogenic, knowing how to pose, being charismatic, being able to sell an outfit or product, creating a picture that at a glance tells a story, and you must posses good business acumen.
WD) What are your goals right now?
LL) Short term goal: continuing to do well in nursing school so that I may graduate with a bachelors of science in Nursing and be eligible to sit for the NCLEX to become a Registerd Nurse. I was raised in a family that values education, and having a solid career path augmented by my career in modeling is my ultimate goal.
WD) What drew you to nursing?
LL) My mother and my grandmother are both RNs. My mom runs a branch of New England Homecare, a visiting nurse agency based out of Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts. My grandfather was also a dentist so health professions were a trend in my family. The main appeal of nursing to me is the reciprocity (being able to work in any state in the U.S. with your license), job security, and working in a profession that cares for others.
WD) You love to dance, especially to hip hop. Are there any places in Boston that you love to go dancing to show your moves?
WD) You enjoy fine dining. Where would be the perfect restaurant for someone to take you?
WD) You are a fellow coffee lover! Nothing makes a girl more perfect. How do you take your coffee?
LL) Sugar Free Cinnamon Dolce Latte, venti, 2 splenda, breve from Starbucks.
WD) You are a huge Bruins fan. Who is your favorite player and why?
LL) Dougie Hamilton! He’s not only an exceptional athlete; he’s genuinely a nice person.
WD) Dad bod. Yay or nay?
LL) Definitely nay. I invest a lot of time taking care of my body and working out, so I expect my counterpart to do the same.
WD) What is your definition of a Well Done Man?
LL) A “Well Done Man” is well mannered, charismatic, articulate, sassy, funny, and nicely sculpted. Education is a plus.
Thanks Lauren, I am sure every guy in Boston is registering for classes as we speak!