Lauren Bush

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Lauren Bush Lauren
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Lauren Bush at the 2012 Time 100 gala
Born Lauren Pierce Bush[1]
(1984-06-25) June 25, 1984 (age 31)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Nationality American
Education The Kinkaid School
Alma mater Princeton University
Occupation Model, Designer
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Religion Episcopalian
Spouse(s) David Lauren (m. 2011)[2]
Parent(s) Neil Bush
Sharon Smith Bush

Lauren Bush Lauren (born June 25, 1984) is the CEO and Co-Founder of FEED Projects. She is also known for her previous career as a fashion model and designer.[1] She is the daughter of Neil Bush and Sharon Bush (née Smith), granddaughter of former President George H. W. Bush and niece of former President George W. Bush.

Early life[edit]

Bush was born in Denver, Colorado, and raised in Houston, Texas.[3] She attended high school at Kinkaid School in Houston, Texas, as did her sister Ashley, and brother Pierce. In her senior year at Kinkaid, she interned for the NBC television show Friends.[4] She was a debutante, making her formal debut in a Dior haute couture gown at le Bal des débutantes in Paris, France in 2000.[5] She studied fashion design at BEBE and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and graduated from Princeton University in 2006 with a B.A. in Anthropology and a certificate in Photography.[6] She was a member of The Ivy Club, one of Princeton's eleven eating clubs.

Career[edit]

Lauren Bush in New York

Standing 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m), Bush was signed with Elite Model Management before launching FEED. She has been featured on the covers of Vogue and Vanity Fair magazine and has frequently modeled for Tommy Hilfiger, as well as for Abercrombie & Fitch and designers Gai Mattiolo and Isaac Mizrahi. Bush was an intern on the television sitcom Friends, making a cameo in one episode, and interned alongside Ashley Olsen with designer Zac Posen.[7] In 2005, Bush traveled to Chad as a Student Ambassador for the World Food Program.[8][9]

In 2007, Lauren Bush Lauren launched FEED Projects, a social business to fight world hunger on behalf of the UN World Food Programme.[10]

Bush relaunched her fashion label on September 11, 2008, under the name "Lauren Pierce." About her decision to use her middle name, Pierce, as opposed to her last name for the title of her line, Bush told W magazine in November 2008 that it "wasn't a conscious decision." Further pressed, Bush said, "Obviously my last name is associated with politics. But Pierce is my grandmother's maiden name and my younger brother's name. It's not about downplaying my last name as much as it is about loving Pierce. And my brother is very flattered."[11] Former President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush were in the front row at the Lauren Pierce Spring 2011 show during the inaugural Houston Fashion Week, in October 2010.[12]

Activism[edit]

FEED Projects has donated over 87 million meals [13] to date through the sale of products and fundraising activations. In 2014, Lauren led FEED in launching FEED Supper[14] a 30 day fundraising activation, which asks people to host dinner parties where guests donate to hunger alleviation. In 2015, she signed an open letter which the ONE Campaign had been collecting signatures for; the letter was addressed to Angela Merkel and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, urging them to focus on women as they serve as the head of the G7 in Germany and the AU in South Africa respectively, which will start to set the priorities in development funding before a main UN summit in September 2015 that will establish new development goals for the generation.[15]

Honors[edit]

In 2012, Lauren was announced as the first National Lady Godiva Honoree of the Lady Godiva Program.[16] In 2013, she became the 2013 Advocacy Award recipient from World of Children Award in celebration of the significant work she and her organization, FEED Projects, has done for hungry children worldwide.[17] For her work with FEED, Lauren was named one of Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs in 2009 and one of Inc. Magazine’s 30 Under 30 in 2010. She has also received the 2010 Accessories Council Humanitarian Award, the 2011 Stevie Award for Best Non-Profit Executive, the 2011 Fashion Group International Humanitarian Award and the 2013 Women in Communications Award (WiCi). In 2014, Lauren was named as one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs and one of Crain’s 40 Under 40.

Personal life[edit]

Bush began dating David Lauren, son of fashion designer Ralph Lauren in 2004. On September 4, 2011, she and Lauren married in Colorado.[18][19] Their son, James Richard Lauren, was born November 21, 2015.[20] She has been a vegetarian since she was four years old.[21][22][23][24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "First-Term Fashion - Fashion News - WWD.com". WWD Fashion. 2008-09-10. Retrieved 2008-09-10. 
  2. ^ McDevitt, Caitlin (September 5, 2011). "Lauren Bush marries David Lauren". Politico. Retrieved September 5, 2011. 
  3. ^ Team FEED. Feedprojects.com (2002-07-22). Retrieved on 2011-10-06.
  4. ^ Chang, Bee-Shyuan (April 24, 2013). "Lauren Bush Lauren Is Making a Name for Herself". Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ http://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/legacy/socialdiary/2005/01_04_06/socialdiary01_04_06.php
  6. ^ LEADERS Interview with Lauren Bush, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, FEED Projects. Leadersmag.com. Retrieved on 2011-10-06.
  7. ^ Summer work experience, or internships, are all the rage, but there are as many quirks as perks, warns Bee Shaffer. Telegraph.co.uk. 9 August 2006
  8. ^ World Food Program Names Lauren Bush Honorary Spokesperson For Global Hunger Campaign. waronhunger.org. 22 April 2004
  9. ^ A Journey to Chad: Lauren Bush's Photojournal. Mtvu.com. Retrieved on 2011-10-06.
  10. ^ GOOD Magazine | Goodmagazine – Model Citizen. Goodmagazine (2006-12-08). Retrieved on 2011-10-06.
  11. ^ "Lauren Bush's Inaugural Designs". "W magazine. 2008-11-01. Retrieved 2009-02-17. 
  12. ^ "Front Row: Former President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush at Houston Fashion Week". "The Daily Truffle. 2010-10-13. Retrieved 2010-11-04. 
  13. ^ [1] over 87 million meals
  14. ^ FEED Supper FEED Supper's website
  15. ^ McVeigh, Tracy. "Poverty is sexist: leading women sign up for global equality | Life and style". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-05-08. 
  16. ^ National Lady GODIVA Honoree | Lady Godiva Program
  17. ^ "Lauren Bush Lauren - 2013 World of Children Award Honoree". "World of Children Award. September 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-24. 
  18. ^ Norwich, William (November 11, 2011). "Western Union:Lauren Bush and David Lauaren's Wedding". Vogue (Condé Nast Publications). Retrieved 2012-06-12. 
  19. ^ Pugh, Clifford (September 5, 2011). "All the details on the Western wedding: Lauren Bush marries David Lauren in sunset ceremony". CultureMap Houston (Houston's Daily Digital Magazine). Retrieved 2012-06-15. 
  20. ^ http://www.eonline.com/news/718169/lauren-bush-lauren-gives-birth-to-her-first-child-with-david-lauren-shares-sweet-pic-of-baby Eonline.com. November 22, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  21. ^ "Lunching with Lauren Bush at Vegetarian Restaurant Candle 79". Hearst Communication, Inc. 2011-05-18. Archived from the original on 2012-04-22. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  22. ^ "Lauren Bush Fighting American Childhood Obesity and World Hunger at the Same Time". FOX News Network, LLC. 2010-08-06. Archived from the original on 2010-08-12. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  23. ^ "PETA names presidential niece Lauren Bush "sexiest vegetarian alive"". Chicago Tribune. 2003-07-16. Archived from the original on 2012-04-22. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  24. ^ Peta's Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities of 2011 - Past Winners, 2011, archived from the original on 2012-04-22 

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