Twenty Questions with Lauren Page
Welcome to Twenty Questions!
Every week I’ll be sharing a new twenty-something on the blog and their responses to twenty quick-fire, intimate questions about themselves.
No one featured on Twenty Questions is a celebrity or public figure, and most of these people I don’t know very well, or at all.
My hope is that by taking a peak into someone else’s soul you will realise that, despite our fundamental differences, we still have very similar insecurities, make similar mistakes and have fought similar battles to become the people we are today.
What is your full name?
How old are you?
How old do you feel?
23! Cue the Blink 182 lyric – “Nobody likes you when you’re 23”.
Where were you born, and where do you live now?
I was born in Auckland and now I live in Los Angeles.
What do you do for work?
I’m a publicist.
What do you do for fun?
I love music; so concerts and festivals – the usual. Travel is a big one and any kind of adventure (I’m about to jump in a car to drive to Mexico for the night – one of yesterday’s better drunk decisions). I love hunting for vintage goodies and reading amazing books. And like any 23 year old, having dance parties with my friends.
Did you go to university? If so, what did you study? If not, why?
I went to the University of Auckland and studied English Writing and Management.
What is your favourite movie of all time?
Hmm, this is totally dependant on my mood. Right now it could be 10 Things I Hate About You, Cruel Intentions or The Royal Tenanbaums.
What is the biggest risk you have ever taken that has paid off?
I moved to LA without a plan, a job or a house and I didn’t know anyone, and I’ve been here for two years now so I guess it’s paid off. But there was never a moment that I thought it was “risky”. Risk, for me, would be staying still in life and not going anywhere and expecting that things will just come to you.
Hardest moment of your twenties so far?
Having such big dreams but not being able to reach them yet because we’re in our early twenties, therefore feeling like they might never happen. Los Angeles is a beast and the hustle is hard; you’re competing with brilliant people and can sometimes feel like you are swimming in an upward stream.
Best moment of your twenties so far?
Hmm, I feel like every week I get to do something that I think is the “coolest thing ever”. There have been some cool surface-level stuff here; parties or events that are pinch-me-moments. But I have to say that being here around the Presidential Election this past year and attending rallies and marches and benefits is something I will never forget. #GIRLPOWER
Who do you miss?
My mates who are scattered all around the world.
What do you like the most about yourself?
I feel like I’m a pretty loving and supporting person.
What do you like the least about yourself?
I get terrible anxiety so if we could kick that out of the system that would be fab!
If you had to get a tattoo, what would you get and where would you get it? If you already have tattoos, which is your favourite and why?
I don’t have one yet, which I’m surprised about because I love them! I probably wouldn’t plan it, it would be more of a 5am home-job situation.
How would your friends describe you?
Pretty big dreamer, pretty generous, pretty complicated.
“Excellent taste in tacos. And friends.” – Georgie Wright
How would your parents describe you?
Motivated and messy.
When was the last time you cried?
Last week I think.
What are you afraid of?
Staying stagnant in your life and doing shit that you don’t want to be doing. I’m terrified I won’t reach my goals, hence the anxiety.
If you could start your twenties again, what would you do differently?
I’d tell myself to not take it so seriously and to not plan everything, if they have tattoos and play musical instruments they’re probably a bad idea, and lastly, don’t follow trends.