2012 Queen, Lauren Zhou Weinberger
Lauren Zhou Weinberger was raised in Pasadena. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Vanderbilt University May 2011, with a double major in Communication Studies and Spanish, and a minor in Corporate Strategy. Lauren plans to pursue a graduate degree in the near future. She currently works in television production and aspires to impact Hollywood by becoming a feature film producer. In addition to her interest in the entertainment industry, Lauren has a passion for volunteering. She joined Best Buddies, an organization that pairs students and individuals with mental disabilities, tutored student immigrants in Nashville, and participated in service trips to animal sanctuaries throughout the South. In her free time, Lauren enjoys traveling, playing basketball, practicing the piano, and spending time with her family. She is happy to be back in Los Angeles after college and is excited to increase her involvement within the Chinese American community.