Placed 28th

in Midwest Group Seven

Lauren Nikohl

I'm a singer/songwriter from Minnesota, living in Los Angeles and following my dreams. I love deep talks, scenic hikes, and making music.

Thank you

On behalf of Maxim's Finest and Homes for Wounded Warriors, we would like to thank you for helping us support our injured veterans.

What has been the highlight of your modeling career so far?

The highlight of my modeling career was probably when I got my hair dyed bright blue for celebrity hair artist Guy Tang and the Kenra Professional hair line. It was both a personal triumph in overcoming my fear of changing my hair drastically, and the most well paid gig I have ever booked!

Why should you be voted Maxim's Finest?

I should be voted Maxim's finest because on top of my dashing looks (*wink wink*), I am a highly motivated and successful young woman who is following her music dreams in LA. I embody feminine strength, and like to share that sense of power through encouraging a positive body image. My curves don't always get me the typical size 0 modeling jobs, but I embrace them and realize that the industry standards don't have to define my success.

What would you do with $25,000?

With $25,000, I would put that money towards creating my first full album and the music videos to go with it. Making music costs way more than you'd think, so winning this contest would be a huge career boost for me! I would also donate at a least $1,000 to my favorite cat rescue here in LA, the Kitty Bungalow.