Lauren Bush at the 2012 Time 100 gala
|Born||Lauren Pierce Bush
June 25, 1984
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
|Education||The Kinkaid School|
|Alma mater||Princeton University|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Spouse(s)||David Lauren (m. 2011)|
Sharon Smith Bush
I was eight when he left office. Like, he had an awesome house, you know, and my cousins and I had awesome trips to Camp David and Washington. It was just all like a good time for me.
It's not what my job is about. I'm not out to make a political statement. I want to stand for something, but more by example.
Obviously, I've seen what the press has done to my cousins. I would never let that rule my life, but I'm not the kind of person to rebel or do things. I don't know. I don't let the potential for bad press dictate who I am, but I keep that in mind. How can you not?
That was kind of scary. You got the sense as a little kid that you might be at risk now, and then you're like, 'Why are we at risk? It's because my grandfather is in charge of all of this.' You can't really realize the magnitude of a job like that when you are eight.
I mean, I would never want to do anything to hurt my family, but then again I would never want to do anything to hurt myself. And I think they go hand in hand.
My first big job was an Abercrombie &Fitch campaign. But my mom wouldn't let me skip school for it, so I missed half of the shoot. When we got there, we realized Bruce Weber was the photographer; we knew we had made a mistake!
I think most people realize that Barbara and Jenna are college kids, and to make such a big deal out of it is a bit ridiculous. At least now, the press has stopped.
My friends and I are collecting prom dresses to give to girls who can't afford them for their proms.
What interests me is seeing a problem and doing something about it, not all of the stuff around it.
I think politicians do great things in the world, but I don't think they're the only ones who can. I don't like all the rhetoric and the finger pointing.