Describing Laura Russell as a blonde bombshell is putting things lightly in ur opinion. Meet this smart and attractive lady as our LW Babe of the Week. Perfection…
Full name: Laura Robyn Russell
Nickname: Lara, Lauren – when “Laura” is too difficult to pronounce [laughs]
Day job: Promotional Model
Likes: Good food, gym, make-up, travelling, music festivals and chocolate
Dislikes: Bad drivers, pumpkin and people who can’t spell/ use incorrect grammar
Special talents:Swimming (because I found out recently that many people don’t know how to).
How would you best introduce yourself in one sentence?
Hi I’m Laura and I’m probably never going to remember your name.
Which movie star do you think would best portray Laura Russell?
Lara Croft. Firstly, for the name. Secondly, she is fierce, brave and stubborn on her pursuit of the unknown.
Who is your celebrity crush, and why?
Honestly don’t have one. I’m all eyes for my boyfriend. But he could be Superman (if that counts?).
If you could be a band member in any band, which band would it be and why?
Fall Out Boy. I’d like to find out what they did with all their free time after writing the title “Thnks fr th Mmrs”.
Tell us something that most people don’t know about you?
I’m actually really smart – I got five distinctions in Matric and yes I feel like I should brag about that.
What do you like to do with your off time?
Off time? That doesn’t really exist in the world of promotions. But when I do get a chance, I enjoy being completely alone and doing something active like going to gym.
What advice would you give your 16 year old self?
Don’t envy those mean girls. You’re going to have so much going for you in five years time.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Less introverted, more extroverted. I’ve taught myself to come out of my shell but sometimes that social anxiety creeps up on me and I can’t stand being around people.
How would you best sum up your shoot with us for this feature?
The models get fed before they shoot so I would say… pretty amazing, just like that chicken feta salad was (drool).
What goes through your mind when you are posing in front of the camera?
Do. Not. Look. Constipated.
What is your definition of sex appeal?
50% what you have, 50% what others think you have.
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
On a plane, going somewhere extraordinary.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when we mention:
Good times? Friends.
Party? Cape Town.
Date night? Pizza.