Lauren Bush may come from a family with a public profile but she’s still worked hard to build a business that’s focused on helping out those who grow up with a much less-privileged life than her. As the granddaughter and niece of two former American presidents, her mother, Sharon, says Lauren and her siblings “did have privilege growing up, but they never felt different from anyone else.” Since graduating from Princeton University, Lauren, 26, has put a lot of effort into her philanthropic ventures, which include her successful FEED Projects and eco-friendly fashion line. With the FEED Projects, Lauren and her team produce bags and other merchandise (from environmentally-friendly materials) with all proceeds going towards their mission to “FEED the world.” The company has sold more than 500,000 bags (Lauren often carries a tote to events), which has resulted in bringing more than 58 million meals to underprivileged children.
But that’s not all Lauren has to celebrate — she recently got engaged to her long-time boyfriend, David Lauren, son of the designer Ralph! She told US Harper’s Bazaar, “Out of all the people I could’ve met and fallen in love with, it’s just ironic that David would end up with someone named Lauren.” As for the name she’ll be taking once they’re married? “I think it will be Lauren Bush-Lauren. That’s not final, but I think it’s nice to have the same name as your husband. I am sort of old-fashioned in that way.” Lauren Lauren might look a little odd!