Lauren Nelson

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News Anchor (1986)
Wed Mar 04 2020
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From Miss Teen Lawton 2004 to Miss America 2007, news reporter Lauren Nelson won it all to become the 80th Miss America. She is now a co-host of the popular TV show Discover Oklahoma.

Lauren Paige Nelson was born on November 26, 1968, in Lawton, Oklahoma. She is one of the six Miss America from Oklahoma state. The 33 years old Lauren is the alumni of the University of Central Oklahoma. Tenley Molzahn is another American TV personality who's received much deserved fame.

Lauren Is Married To Randy Faram

Lauren married her sweetheart Randy Faram in a quiet Christian ceremony on October 24, 2009. Randy is a student minister and was born and raised in Oklahoma just like his wife. The couple's wedding was featured in the Fall/Winter issue of lifestyle magazine Brides of Oklahoma

Lauren and her family celebrates 2016 Christmas
Image: Lauren Nelson with her husband Randy Tillman and two kids.
Source: Instagram @laurennelsondok

The whole event location was decorated by Designs by Tammy with the bouquet of calla lilies and roses. Every wedding moment was captured by photographer Mike Mazzo.

Both Lauren and her husband are devout Christian. They regularly attend a local church in Oklahoma and are committed, life partners. Although Lauren and Randy love each other, they rarely are seen together in the public. 

Lauren is one of three kids of Mark ans Sherrell
Image: Lauren shared the moment of victory with her father Mark Nelson and Sherrell during 2007 Miss America Pageant
Source: Getty Images

On October 1, 2013, Lauren and Randy welcomed their first child Mason Faram. Their second child Dawson Paige Faram was born three years later in March 2016.

Lauren's Net Worth

Lauren rarely speaks about her wealth with the public. But she owns a net worth which is well over $4 million. She probably earns an average income of $60,000 through her reporting career. 

When Lauren won the title of Miss Oklahoma in 2006, she received a scholarship worth $16,000. Similarly, Lauren was awarded a $50,000 scholarship upon winning the title of Miss America 2007

She has appeared in TV series like; Showcase Minnesota, Karaoke Dokey and The O'Reilly Factor. Furthermore, Lauren has acted in the 2006 horror film Delivery, 2003 family drama Genius, and 2018 short film Masks. She also participates in youth retreats and women's events.

Lauren attended the red carpet events with several other former Miss Americas
Picture: Lauren Nelson at  the 2018 Miss America Competition Red Carpet at Boardwalk Hall Arena.
Source: Getty Images 

After winning Miss America's pageant, Lauren worked as a model for several brands and fashion magazines. On January 17, 2018, Lauren won $175,000 in the reality game show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader

Currently, Lauren resides with her spouse Randy and two kids in her hometown Oklahoma. She often travels with her family and is a foodie. Like her, American TV/radio personality Melissa Balsino is also a food lover.

Awards and Achievements

The Congressional Award honored Lauren with Horizon Award on June 18, 2007, in Washington DC. Horizon Award is the special recognition from the United States Congress. 

Lauren Nelson sings at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame ceremony:

After her success in Miss Teen Lawton 2004 pageant, she went on to become Miss Teen Oklahoma 2004, Miss Oklahoma State Fair 2006 and finally Miss Oklahoma 2006. Miss Oklahoma 2006 then became the final step to Miss America 2007.

 

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