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Lauren Forbes

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  • Image Hair Color Brown
  • Image Eye Color Blue
  • Image Zodiac Sign Leo
  • Image Height 5ft 4inch
  • Image Weight 107lbs

My name is Lauren Forbes, I am 22 years old, born and raised in Peabody, Massachusetts. I am currently the first crowned Miss Pageant Planet, 2018 Miss Massachusetts East Coast USA Photogenic Supreme, and "Spirit Award" recipient of Miss Massachusetts USA 2018.

The single most important thing to me is my education. I am currently in my final semester at the University of Massachusetts Boston with a double concentration in exercise/health sciences and biology on a pre-medical track. I will be applying to medical schools this upcoming spring. My life experiences have shaped both my empathy towards others and my motivation to succeed academically to achieve my goals. My main academic goal is to receive my Doctor of Medicine (MD) and pursue my dream career of becoming a pediatric neuro-oncologist. At a very young age, my brother was faced with the diagnosis of a debilitating brain stem tumor. The tumor was deemed inoperable, and he was given a maximum three-month survival time. However, I grew up watching a miracle as he fought all odds and survived. Growing up alongside his vigorous recovery process, I discovered my ultimate career goal: to pursue a future in the medical field helping children just like my brother to become living miracles, as well. If he did not seek a second opinion from a different physician, he would not be here today. I wish to be that life-changing “opinion” for others, and to be the one remembered for saving their child.

My platform is built upon the idea that "every individual should feel comfortable in their own skin." As a survivor of anorexia nervosa and the official Massachusetts advocate for both the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) and Multi-Service Eating Disorder Association (Meda), I live each and every day to raise awareness on these debilitating disorders and to spread the message to young girls that "Self-confidence is the single most important thing in the key to happiness. Do not let others’ opinions bring you down. Do not view yourself in a negative light. True beauty comes from within, and no individual can take that away from you. Love your body, your face, and your flaws…because everybody has them. Only you can build your own confidence and in turn secure your own happiness. You are capable of SO much, and in the process of trying to live life, please do not lose sight of your true self.”

I serve as the official Massachusetts advocate for both the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) and Multi-Service Eating Disorder Association (Meda), I live each and every day to raise awareness on these debilitating disorders. My passion has lead me to work alongside the Massachusetts State House on policy changes. In January of 2018, I was successful in working one-on-one with our state senator and had the very first house bill passed in the state of MA regarding eating disorder awareness.

My main goal is to remind all that have struggled and that are currently struggling that, "There is a beautiful life after recovery," and that individuals of any size can feel confident enough in their own skin to pursue any dream imaginable. We were all created differently, look differently, are shaped differently, come from different backgrounds, etc. But we all share that one thing in common: we are all beautiful. Size does not define beauty. Appearance does not define beauty. Every individual is beautiful in her own unique way. Self-love and a positive body-image need to be spoken about more often, as this negative stigma surrounding mental illness needs to be nearing its end.

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    August 20, 1996

  • Massachusetts, United States

Pageant Platform

My platform is built upon the idea that "every individual should feel comfortable in their own skin." As a survivor of anorexia nervosa and the official Massachusetts advocate for both the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) and Multi-Service Eating Disorder Association (Meda), I live each and every day to raise awareness on these debilitating disorders and to spread the message to young girls that "Self-confidence is the single most important thing in the key to happiness. Do not let others’ opinions bring you down. Do not view yourself in a negative light. True beauty comes from within, and no individual can take that away from you. Love your body, your face, and your flaws…because everybody has them. Only you can build your own confidence and in turn secure your own happiness. You are capable of SO much, and in the process of trying to live life, please do not lose sight of your true self.” I serve as the official Massachusetts advocate for both the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) and Multi-Service Eating Disorder Association (Meda), I live each and every day to raise awareness on these debilitating disorders. My passion has lead me to work alongside the Massachusetts State House on policy changes. In January of 2018, I was successful in working one-on-one with our state senator and had the very first house bill passed in the state of MA regarding eating disorder awareness. My main goal is to remind all that have struggled and that are currently struggling that, "There is a beautiful life after recovery," and that individuals of any size can feel confident enough in their own skin to pursue any dream imaginable. We were all created differently, look differently, are shaped differently, come from different backgrounds, etc. But we all share that one thing in common: we are all beautiful. Size does not define beauty. Appearance does not define beauty. Every individual is beautiful in her own unique way. Self-love and a positive body-image need to be spoken about more often, as this negative stigma surrounding mental illness needs to be nearing its end.

What is the Occupation of Lauren Forbes

A final year undergraduate at the University of Massachusetts Boston, with a double concentration in exercise and health sciences with a pre-medical track. I will be applying to medical schools this upcoming academic year! I also have served as president of the Golden Key International Honor Society for the past 5 semesters, and serve on the international board of student members, traveling all over and expanding my leadership capacities. My long list of other extracurriculars range from volunteering at major Boston hospitals to teaching Anatomy & Physiology courses on-campus to pageantry!

Which School Did Lauren Forbes Attend?

University of Massachusetts Boston

Why start competing in pageants

I began doing pageants at the age of 21. In my very first interview, I was asked by one of the judges, "Why did it take you 21 years to begin in pageantry?" My clear and concise answer was: "Because it took me 21 years to finally love myself."

In the Media

1,000 Dreams Scholarship

23 August 2018 https://1000dreamsfund.org/success/lauren-20-funded/
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