You might recognise Lauren Giraldo from her hilarious Vine and YouTube videos. This year she also released her first song and launched a new YouTube series, Lauren and Co. There are still more exciting things to come in 2016 for this multitalented 16-year
How did you get into Vine?
I was always the funny friend growing up and have always had a love for entertaining but the whole Vine thing was an accident. I was in drama class one day and my friend showed me the app and asked me to start doing them because she thought they would be funny. At first I didn’t want to but then I agreed and really loved it.
When did you realise you weren’t just mucking around and had a serious following?
Probably around 500k I realised, but I don’t know specifically.
What’s the coolest thing that’s happened to you since you’ve become more recognisable?
To me, the coolest thing was getting to move to LA! I love it here.
What sort of reactions do you get from strangers when you go up to them for your videos?
Usually they’re just confused or scared! Haha. Sometimes they get a little irritated or mad, if that happens I just run away.
What inspires the ideas for your videos?
I usually reflect or make comedy out of actual things that have happened to me in my life.
Will you be doing more Lauren and Co videos?
Right now the series just ended, but in the future YES. I loved it, it was a blast.
Who would you love to be a part of your videos?
Miranda Sings, Tyler Oakley, Ariana Grande, Amy Schumer,
You recently released your first produced cover song. How did you decide on “Whisky” as your debut track?
I have been in love with Marian Hill for a while so I knew I wanted to cover something by them. Then I just knew I wanted it to be that one.
Will you be doing more songs?
Yes! Twice a month!
What’s next for you?
MUSIC! Original music!!!