Lauren grew up in a family of fighters, where her dad and brothers were in the Marine Corps, feeding off the competitive vibe they brought home. Honoring her mother's wishes, she studied ballet from an early age through high school. It did not take her long to make rivals and enemies out of her fellow dancers. She later developed a taste for aggression and discipline, understanding that both can work in concert. A dedicated cosplayer and world traveler, Lauren found her true-self on one of her adventures and finally started to get in touch with her fighting spirit. Her path led back to the Bay Area and to wrestling schools that honed her fighting instincts. Lauren is not big on fake smiles and says, "I am an island, but I am a friendly island."