Lauren began competing in pageants a little over 2 years ago - "Before I began competing, I was in a place where I was lacking confidence and I was 40 pounds heavier. Pageants helped my find my confidence again, and after competing in my first pageant, it became a hobby I became extremely passionate about" - she explained.
The beauty queen would now like to spread a healthy and sensible message to Americans about body positivity. Carrion puts an emphasis on allowing women to be themselves. Her message is that women should not allow the media to dictate to them who they should be, or tell them that their bodies are not right.
Let's know a little more about her inspiring story through this interview!