Full Name: Lauren Toyota
Friends are jealous because she's interviewed: Kanye West, Michael C. Hall, Seth McFarlane, the Spice Girls, and Lady Gaga
To Die For Interviews: "Oprah is my dream interview. And I think Britney Spears and Will Ferrell would be cool too (but not together!)"
Recommends: "A Tribe Called Quest, Phil Collins, Kanye West, Michael Jackson, and too many more to list!"
Favourite Concerts: Rock The Bells, Queens of the Stoneage, Britney Spears Toxic Tour, Snoop Dogg
Lauren Toyota is a self-proclaimed TV junkie and obsessive music fan. The Mississauga, Ontario native brings her incredible music knowledge and skills in production to the MuchMusic team.
Realizing her passion for music and entertainment at an early age, Lauren attended Durham College achieving her diploma in Entertainment Administration. After college, Lauren moved to Vancouver to start her career in television and quickly established herself as one of the most recognizable media personalities and music authorities on the West Coast. She spent two years honing her skills as a host and producer at RAZER's youth and lifestyle magazine show, 969. This opportunity started her career and helped show Lauren's insatiable love for music, fashion, and all things pop culture leading her to other sweet gigs in TV and radio.
Lauren was also host of the musically driven TV series ETHNOSONIC, the west coast correspondent for FASHIONTELEVISION, and served as a guest expert on CFUN 1410. She's also no stranger to a red carpet, having conducted countless interviews at THE JUNO AWARDS, The Toronto International Film Festival, and the MuchMusic Video Awards.
Lauren's honest, open-minded approach and charming personality has landed her some A-list interviews and helped her win over some of the biggest names in entertainment. Kanye West, the cast of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, Lady Gaga, Cyndi Lauper, comedian Seth MacFarlane, deadmau5, NHL pro Jeremy Roenick, and fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg are just a few of the names she uses in dinner party conversation!
Her last name really is Toyota (she is not related to the car company... at all!)
She's a vegan.
She accomplished one of her dream interviews on Dec 6, 2011 with Regis Philbin.
She's never travelled over seas... but one day she will.
She's always on time... or early
She thinks there's nothing worse than a limp handshake.
Animals make her happy.
She's a perfectionist.
She can cross "kissed by a member of NKOTB" off her bucket list.
She won't follow you on twitter (stop asking), but she'll probably reply to you.