Lauren Brooke (interviewer)
July 29, 1982 |
Winter Park, Florida
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Weight||110 lb (50 kg)|
Lauren Thompson or Lauren Brooke (born July 29, 1982) is an American television personality, print and voiceover model who works for Golf Channel mostly as a co-host on "Morning Drive", the channel's daily morning show. She formerly was a host of "Top Ten" and "Golf Now" (formerly "Destination Golf"), as well the "College Sports Minute". She is also known for previously working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) as a backstage interviewer.
Thompson has been modeling, representing companies as a spokesmodel and doing voice-overs for nine years. She has appeared on various television commercials, alongside many television shows and music videos. She also appeared at conventions across the United States and accepts national bookings through her official website as a spokesperson, print model and voiceover talent. She appeared in the music video for Jason Aldean's song "Hicktown", as well as for Sevendust's song "Praise". She also has been on Southeastern Conference rivalries on SEC websites.
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2007-2009)
Thompson was hired by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) for the role of a backstage interviewer, along with Jeremy Borash, for TNA's primary television program TNA Impact!, as well as for their monthly pay-per-view events.
Eventually, her character became involved in numerous angles during her interactions with TNA talent. The Beautiful People, as part of their arrogant Barbie gimmick, often taunted her in various ways during interviews. After a series of interviews, the mentally unstable Abyss began thinking of her as his girlfriend, leading to Lauren attempting to help him in his feud with Matt Morgan. She then assumed a more active role in the feud between Abyss, Dr. Stevie Richards, and Daffney, which also briefly involved Raven. The latter program also involved Taylor Wilde, who was established as Lauren's (kayfabe) best friend and sorority sister. Lauren became physically involved in a match for the first time at Victory Road by attacking Daffney.
On December 17, 2009 it was reported that Brooke was leaving TNA to focus on her job with the Golf Channel. It was confirmed by TNA Wrestling in their 'New Year's Knockout Eve 2010' broadcast that she was (kayfabe) "fired" by TNA Management after assaulting Lacey Von Erich on the episode of December 17, 2009.
On October 11, 2009, Thompson announced her engagement to long-time friend and fellow UCF student, Richard. They were married on January 23, 2010.
On Monday, July 29, 2013, during the last segment of the program "Morning Drive", while being wished a happy 31st birthday by the other cast members, Thompson announced she was pregnant with her first baby.
Championships and accomplishments
Educational "Bright Futures" Scholarship Recipient, Order of Omega Honors Society at the University of Central Florida, The annual "Public Speaking Award" at Orangewood Christian School. "Best smile" Award at Bishop Moore High School.
- 2006 TRIMSPA Pageant, "Best Smile" recipient and winner of Miss February, Runner up in Miss Petite Florida
- "The official website of Lauren Brooke". Lauren Brooke.com. Retrieved 2008-11-04.
- "Lauren Brooke's TNA profile". TNA Wrestling. Archived from the original on December 17, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-04.
- "Lauren Brooks Leaving TNA". 411mania.com. Retrieved 2009-12-17.
- Martin, Adam (2009-10-11). "TNA star says she is getting married". WrestleView. Retrieved 2009-10-12.
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