Hometown: Mississauga, ON
Lauren Peters is an outgoing, hardworking, and ambitious 22-year-old known for having a smile on her face that can light up any room. She is from Mississauga, Ontario and her energy, kindness, and love for life has allowed her to achieve many great successes personally and professionally.
Lauren is an actress in film and television and is signed with an elite talent agency in Toronto. She started off in the industry when she was just 9 months old alongside her identical twin sister Nicole (who is also competing for the title of Miss Universe Canada). Most recently, Lauren plays the pivotal role of Faith McLanden (Young Blake Lively) in the Hollywood feature film, A Simple Favor, which aired in theatres worldwide. Some of her other notable credits include the movie Anne of Green Gables, CBC’s Frankie Drake Mysteries, as well as large-scale commercials including Tim Hortons, Rogers, Dodge Durango, and Sears. Lauren is in the process of getting her O1 Extraordinary Talent Visa and plans on spending some time in Los Angeles with her identical twin sister to further develop her acting career.
Due to her excellence in maths and sciences, as well as love and passion for the entertainment industry, Lauren has spent time studying at both McMaster’s prestigious and selective Arts & Science program as well as Ryerson’s renowned Radio and Television Arts program. She has been on the Dean’s List all four years of her undergrad, graduated with highest distinction (Summa Cum Laude) and just wrote her LSAT this past summer, hoping to eventually go to law school and become an entertainment lawyer.
An avid athlete, Lauren water skis professionally in Muskoka. She considers Muskoka her second home as she has been going up to her family cottage there since she was born. Lauren has worked the past several summers teaching water sports to people of all ages as well as skiing in water ski shows all across Muskoka every week of the summer. Lauren’s favourite water sports include slalom skiing (especially slalom criss-cross with her twin sister), swivel skiing, pyramiding, and doubles and hopes to master long-line barefooting next summer! She has been selected for the Team Canada National Show Ski Team and is set to compete in Florida on behalf of Canada in 2022.
Education, acting, sports, and helping others are all really important to Lauren. Lauren looks forward to doing even more volunteer work in her community and at a larger-scale helping both those in need and empowering the youth. Representing Canada as Miss Universe Canada has been a lifelong dream of Lauren’s and she is confident she can represent the country with grace, intelligence, and charm!