Lauren Speed-Hamilton (@need4lspeed - 2.5 million followers), best known for starring on Netflix's groundbreaking hit reality show "Love is Blind" where she met and fell in love with her husband Cameron Hamilton in the pods and became the show's breakout couple. Their love story on season 1 is what put "Love is Blind" on the map and set the gold standard for viewers of the show. Since the show, Lauren has emerged as a dynamic force in the entertainment industry. Lauren isn't just a TV personality; she's a true dynamo, juggling roles as an author, podcast host, content creator and the CEO of a creative multimedia company. With her versatile talents spanning across television, books, podcasting, and entrepreneurship, Lauren is making waves and leaving an indelible mark on the entertainment landscape.
A proud Detroit native, Lauren's content creating journey started in 2007 where she gained a passion for beauty and reached YouTube stardom by posting makeup tutorials and beauty advice on her YouTube channel during her college years. Inspired by beauty guru Michelle Phan, she delved into the world of cosmetics and even participated in the Makeup Show Orlando in 2013. Her YouTube escapades not only showcased her talent but also ignited her desire to inspire others. Her ability to connect with people and express her unique creativity soon set her on a remarkable path.
Lauren gained widespread recognition as a standout participant on the first season of Netflix's hit reality show, "Love is Blind" in 2020. Her charisma and authenticity won the hearts of viewers worldwide. Following the success of the show, she and Cameron released their debut book Leap of Faith: Finding Love the Modern Way in which they share their engaging and accessible love advice for the modern world, the ups and downs they've experienced during their first years of marriage, and exclusive behind-the-scenes anecdotes from the pods. Together, they also run their successful YouTube page "Hanging with the Hamiltons" (over 700K subscribers). Lauren and her co-host Chris Burns are also the hosts of Netflix's podcast We Have the Receipts, a weekly all-access deep dive into Netflix unscripted reality. Each episode brings listeners closer to the people behind the reality, with the free-flowing depth of podcast conversations and viral elements of TV's best talk shows. We Have the Receipts is an upbeat, fan-first destination to uncover more insider secrets, more expert hot takes, and more off-the-rails drama from their favorite Netflix reality stars. In addition to all her success, Lauren is a female entrepreneur and businesswoman. She is the owner and founder of The Speed Brand, a renowned creative multimedia company in Atlanta that supports artists through digital marketing, and various forms of social media.
Lauren currently lives in Atlanta, GA and is known for her dedication to fitness. Lauren isn't just an entertainer; she's a visionary with a mission. Her unwavering commitment to authenticity, personal growth, and creative excellence makes her a true influencer in today's entertainment landscape and a role model for aspiring talents and entrepreneurs alike.