Lauren Riihimaki is a multi-talented YouTuber who is popular for her YouTube channel LaurDIY. Aside from her YouTube channel, she also operates a blog using the same name. Riihimaki also has a company called PopSockets which produces stamps that grip on the back of smartphones, texting grip, media stands, headphones wrap, etc.
She also has a passion for fashion and creativity, sports, music and is regarded as a master of the piano. Lauren is a multi-nationalist. She is regarded as a Canadian due to her being born on the Canadian turf, but actually, the beautiful, charming, and radiant young lady has a combination of three ethnicities, Japanese, Finnish, and Ukrainian.
Away from her rosy career as an exciting media personality, Lauren was diagnosed with a general anxiety disorder when she was much younger, which led to her being depressed, but she overcame it with the help of her friends and family.
Lauren Riihimaki’s Bio – Age
The famous YouTube personality, blogger, and somewhat an actress and singer, was born in Toronto, Canada on August 11, 1993, as Lauren Kobayashi Riihimaki to Gail and Grey Riihimaki.
Her mom is Japanese and her dad is mixed Ukrainian and Finnish. Lauren is the only child of her parents. Growing up, she took sports lessons in swimming, skating, and took music lessons in piano and guitar. In middle school, she won the award for being the best female athlete. She attended Alexandra public school till her 6th grade when she got transferred to Queen Mary public school, where she completed her middle school education.
After middle school, Lauren then attended Winston Churchill high school where she graduated from. After high school, she studied Graphic Communication management as a major at Ryerson University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Technology in 2015.
Today, Lauren Riihimaki is famous for being a YouTube personality. She owns the popular YouTube fashion advice channel LaurDIY, a platform she created in 2011 while still at college.
She explained that back in college, she knew she had the talent for teaching others about fashion and also giving out fashion tips, but needed a platform to communicate with her audience, thus, she did some research on Google on how to create a website which led her to WordPress. Through WordPress, she created her first blog called Desire and Inspire, where she posted photos of different steps to help walk her readers through her fashion guide.
Lauren Riihimaki needed to further illustrate these tips and guide in more practical and most efficiently using videos, which led her into creating a channel on YouTube. According to her, her initial aim was to make the videos and upload them on YouTube before transferring them to her blog, but she was shocked to the marrow by the number of views and number of subscribers her videos and channel was garnering.
The channel which she informally named LaurDIY began to rank and has now run for almost seven years. As of June 2018, the channel has over seven million subscribers, a total of 527 videos uploaded with a daily view of 1,041,140. The total view of videos on the channel is 875,619,151.
She uses her YouTube channel as a platform to educate and enlighten her audience on fashion. She gives out beauty tips and How To Do It Yourself guides. It is no surprise that the majority of her audience are females. She focused full-time on her passion after her graduation from college in 2015.
Asides from LaurDIY, Lauren also has another YouTube channel named LaurDIY2 where she uploads videos about her private life with the aim of letting her fans take a peek at the lifestyle she lives. Although she is not as active on the latter as she is on the former.
From the huge views on her videos and a large number of subscribers on her channels, the multi-nationalist beauty earns an average of $260 – $4,200 daily, with an estimated net worth of about $450,000.
Height And Other Body Measurements
Lauren Riihimaki stands at a height of 5ft. 4½ in (1.64 m) tall and weighs about 55kg (121 lbs). Her other body measurement is 32-24-34. Bust — 32, Waist — 24, and Hips — 34, (all in inches), Bra size — 32A, Shoe size — 6 (US), Dress size — 2 (US).
Lauren was diagnosed with a general anxiety disorder at a young age.
Aside from being an online media practitioner, she is a singer, pianist, and actress.
She has 1932 tattooed on her wrist. The tattoo serves as an honor to her late grandfather.
She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
She is in a romantic relationship with fellow YouTube personality, Alex Wassabi.
Lauren made her movie debut in 2017, in a comedy horror film titled Boo 2! A Madea Halloween.
She has made appearances in Seventeen Magazine on various occasions.
Lauren hates fish.
She has 56 different allergies.
Her official website is Laurdiy.com
Worms frighten her.
She likes swimming.
She loves dogs.