- Full name: Elise Laurenne
- Net Worth: $1 Million
- Occupation: Cosplayer and Model
- Birthday: April 2, 1996
- Birthplace: Dallas, Texas
- Nationality: Canadian
- Ethnicity: Caucasian
- Lives In: Canada
- Birth Sign: Aries
- Marital status: Unmarried
About Elise Laurenne
Elise Laurenne (aka Lauren Elise) was born on April 2, 1996, in Dallas, Texas, but she moved to Toronto, Canada, where she grew up. Laurenne is a model and cosplayer by profession. She is a Canadian National and is Caucasian by ethnicity. Not much is known about Laurenne’s childhood, family or education. Laurenne is single and does not have kids. In 2011, she received the Playboy Cybergirl of the Month award.
Laurenne’s first modeling opportunity arose when she joined Suicide Girls, a community-based website that has pin-up models who call themselves as Suicide Girls. The models on the Suicide Girls comprise of attractive girls sporting tattoos, which is the main feature of the website. The Suicide Girls website was started by Selena Mooney or Missy Suicide in 2001. The website can be accessed only by paying members, who can view the photos of the models, their profiles and blogging platforms. Members can also form groups on the basis of their interests. The Suicide Girls community has become so popular that it has been featured on various media, including TV shows like Californication.
Laurenne’s Rise to Fame
Laurenne did not have inhibitions in posing semi-nude or nude for photos when she was working with Suicide Girls. This also opened up many more opportunities like working for Naked News, a news and entertainment program. The Canada-based show is a 22-minute daily show which features the news and bulletins read by naked women and going completely nude to various events or disrobing while presenting various segments of topics ranging from movies, food, sex, relationships and sports. The show recruits women from across the globe as regular or guest presenters and reporters. Laurenne was part of the Naked News show and hosted many episodes.
The concept of cosplay started becoming popular around the 1990s. Cosplay is essentially an amalgamation of two words, “costume” and “play”. Cosplay is an art that originated in Japan. This essentially involves people wearing costumes and dressing up as cartoon, anime, comic books, video games, manga, TV show or movie characters.
Laurenne revealed that she was first exposed to the concept of cosplay when she was 5 years old, although she did not really understand much about it. However, as she grew up, she understood what it was and started finding cosplay quite fascinating. She started attending seminars, symposiums and expos on cosplay and officially, she made her first foray into cosplay when she was 12 years old by dressing up as a character from Elfen Lied, a Japanese Manga series.
Encouraged by the positive responses that she got for her first cosplay outfit, Laurenne started dressing up as more characters to showcase her love for cosplay. She then decided to take up cosplay as a career and started creating her own outfits. Over the years, Laurenne has become quite a popular cosplayer and is known for her unique costumes and style sense.
One of Laurenne’s popular costumes was the Anti-Gwenom suit, which is a combination of the suits of two Marvel Comics characters, Spiderman’s Spider-Gwen and Venom. It is reported that Laurenne worked on the suit along with Brandon Gilbert, her former boyfriend, but she has not confirmed or denied this. The suit is a bodysuit in metallic white with the colors of Spiderman and long black claws. She has also cosplayed DC Comics’ Harley Quinn, Marvel Comics’ Punisher, Samus Aran from the Metroid series and D.VA from the Overwatch series.
Sources estimate Laurenne’s net worth more than $1 million mostly earned from her modeling jobs and also from her Instagram account.
There is not much information about Laurenne’s personal life and relationships apart from the fact that she has mentioned being in a few relationships; however, no details are known. Laurenne is a huge fan of the Marvel Comics, Spiderman and many of her cosplays are inspired by the comics and films based on Spiderman and her favorite Spiderman movie is Spiderman: Homecoming. Apart from Laurenne’s love for comics, she enjoys playing video games, where she gets inspiration for the ideas for her cosplay too.
Growing up, her father introduced Laurenne to Xbox gaming, but she loves PC gaming now. Laurenne loves playing video games and is a keen gamer and in her free time, she enjoys streaming her video gameplay on her Twitch account, where she plays games like Players Unknown Battlegrounds and Overwatch and has around 5,000 followers. She is also a “cam girl” and interacts with her viewers semi-nude or completely nude. Laurenne also offers the members to her subscription-based account content such as photographs and videos.
In 2018, Laurenne made a calendar featuring her pictures for every month. A limited number of these calendars were published and every copy was signed by her. Laurenne has a pet dog that lives with her. Laurenne is a fan of body modifications and sports a septum piercing, stretched earlobes and on her right arm, she has a black and gray tattoo sleeve.
Her grandmother taught her to sew and as a cosplayer, she started making her own outfits. Laurenne loves clean eating but is a huge popcorn and red wine lover. And, she loves her popcorn with all-dressed seasoning.
Laurenne’s cosplays are featured on YouTube, although she does not have a channel of her own. She has an Instagram account, where she has a huge fan following of 1.4 million; however, she is not too active on the platform and has just posted around 82 times. Laurenne has a Twitter account too which she started in 2008, on which she is far more active. She has around 174.5k followers and she has tweeted over 15,000 times.