A Florida woman vying for the title of ‘world’s hottest nurse’ says anyone can emulate her enviable figure with the right diet and workout regime.
Lauren Drain, 31, is a fully-trained cardiac nurse and personal trainer whose racy selfies have earned her a huge online following.
She began her career in healthcare at the age of 16 and has been a cardiac registered nurse for over eight years, snapping up 3.6 million Instagram followers along the way.
Lauren has worked in a number of roles throughout her career including intensive care units as well acting as a charge nurse in operating theatres, and regularly works grueling 13-hour days.
And despite her blonde bombshell image, Lauren insists she doesn’t mind getting her hands dirty and is not ‘just a model.’
The fitness extraordinaire has a strong passion for health, wellness and quality of life and has used every opportunity to help promote those values to her patients and clients – championing her belief that an active lifestyle is key to long-lasting health.
Lauren said: ‘After eight years in professional healthcare, I have never seen a natural athlete stuck in a terrible health crisis.
‘There’s a reason for that: fit, active lifestyles reduce the risk of disease and promote overall well being.’
After years of helping patients in hospitals, Lauren realised it was having a detrimental effect on her on wellbeing.
She felt overworked, overstressed, overweight, fatigued, and extremely unhappy so she decided to take control of her life and get her priorities straight. She decided to take a different tact in the way she could helped people.
‘I wanted to be a healthy, fit, strong, confident woman, actively preventing disease instead of treating everything with pills and medication,’ she said.
‘I wanted to change my life for the better, and I wanted to help others before they lost control of their health too.’
The ultra fit beauty never set out to become a ‘fitness model’, and her road into the lifestyle is one most of us can relate to.
She said: ‘I let the winter and holiday seasons get the best of me. I was unhappy with what I saw in the mirror and I felt even worse, so I decided to make a change for the better.’
Lauren embarked on a paleo challenge, which involves eating a caveman style diet and produced motivating results leading her to research entering competition shows.
After YouTube-ing to find out about the scene she bit the bullet and signed up for her first bikini show where she placed ninth out of 30 competitors.
She hired a coach, entered more and more shows, and finally got the top spot in an amateur show, earning her her pro card and giving the opportunity to compete for money in professional body building, fitness and aesthetic shows.
Lauren now has her own fitness website where she helps others reach their true potential with her own personal blends of diet and exercise routines.
In a recent blog post, the social media mogul told how she ‘trained her a*** off’ after signing up to her first WBFF (World Beauty Fitness & Fashion).
She wrote: ‘Since then, I’ve worked to build more muscle mass in all the ‘right’ places, becoming stronger, healthier, and happier in the process.
‘The booty and legs you see now are not genetic blessings or surgical projects, they’re the product of hard work.
‘I see girls on social media time and time again calling themselves fitness models, fit chicks, etc… when in reality, most of them were blessed at birth when they won the genetic lottery.’