Lauren Wasser is an American professional editorial and runway model whose near-death story that was caused by the toxic shock syndrome spread like wild-fire across the internet. Today, she is acknowledged not only for her beauty but for the confidence she displays while walking ramps for various well-known brands and designers using golden colored prosthetic legs.

Born Name

Lauren Wasser

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California, United States


Los Angeles, California, United States





  • Mother – Pamela Cook (Former Model)
  • Siblings – Christian Wasser (Younger Brother)


Lauren Wasser is represented by Olivia of Slash Agency.




5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm


58 kg or 128 lbs

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Distinctive Features

  • Sports a pair of golden-colored prosthetic legs
  • Beautiful eyes

Brand Endorsements

Through her social media, she has either endorsed or promoted various brands including H&M and .

Lauren Wasser Facts

  1. Modeling was in her genes as both of her parents were from the same profession.
  2. Lauren was only 2 months old when she was featured in an editorial of the Italian Vogue alongside her mother.
  3. Growing up, she was very good at sports especially basketball due to her towering frame. Lauren was also offered a division I school basketball scholarship. However, she chose to opt for a career in modeling instead.
  4. In 2012, Lauren developed a rare condition called toxic shock syndrome after having contracted the staphylococcus aureus bacteria due to the use of a contaminated tampon during her period. The disease caused her to sustain organ failure, a heart attack, extremely high fever, and an unstable blood pressure level due to which she had to be into a medically induced coma.
  5. In order to avert the spread of gangrene in her vital organs, the doctors amputated her left leg. However, in 2018, her right leg was also amputated.
  6. With the use of her prosthetic leg, Lauren made her runway debut at a New York Fashion Week in the past.
  7. She has 2 pet dogs named Lloyd Leroy Jr. and Luna Bear Baby.
  8. Besides Ethiopian model , she was one of the other models who were featured in the Kenneth Cole campaign.
  9. She was featured on Forbes‘s “30 Under 30” list in the category of Art & Style 2018.

Featured Image By Lauren Wasser / Instagram


Facts of Lauren Wasser 

  • full nameLauren Wasser 
  • weight58 kg
  • height5 ft 11 in

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