After changing her attitude towards men and fashion, Lauren Pope is a new woman
The DJ and former glamour model was terrified as the milestone day drew near in 2012 and it sounds like she was in a very dark place.
‘It was a big thing for me,’ says Lauren, who’s now 32. ‘As it approached, I had a bit of a mini-breakdown.
‘I was so depressed. I was a miserable bitch!’
Lauren‘s anxiety about the big 3-0 was made worse by her concerns over being single and childless.
‘All these things go through your head – should I be married by now?’ she explains. ‘Should I have a family and kids? And obviously I wasn’t and didn’t.’
Fortunately the reality star discovered that the dreaded birthday wasn’t as bad as she’d feared. She admits: ‘Once it was out the way… It was like a big sigh of relief.
‘Ever since, I’ve probably been the happiest I ever have [been]. I don’t give a s**t any more.’
A lot of things have definitely changed for Lauren now that she’s in her 30s. The blonde star takes a very different approach to fashion and men these days, having ditched her skimpy outfits for a more refined style.
‘I don’t think I had any fashion sense,’ she says. ‘I dressed for attention. I dressed for men.
‘I’d go and buy the tightest, most revealing outfits and they weren’t flattering at all. I was wearing what I thought made me confident, but the reality was probably the opposite.’
Nowadays Lauren is a bit of a style icon and actually prefers getting compliments from girls rather than boys.
‘I get more of a kick from women saying they like how I look than I do from guys now,’ the fashionista told Fabulous Magazine.
‘When I DJ, it used to be guys hanging around the booth. These days, it’s all girls.
‘I do meet-and-greets [after gigs]and the queue is just full of girls. Maybe the way I used to dress was intimidating to other women.’
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