Laura started off her journey in professional surfing in 2005 when she landed a two-year sponsorship with Billabong. Prior to that milestone, Laura competed in many events up and down the east coast of Australia. She soon realised her love for surfing and the freedom it provided was more appealing to her than entering competitions.
Laura’s manager at Billabong steered her into modelling and from there Laura worked hard to land some credible campaigns. She graced billboards, magazines, and your television screens for campaigns like Bonds, Abercrombie & Fitch, Pantene, Ocean and Earth, Condura, Rebel Sport and many more.
During these years, Laura also completed her University degree achieving a Bachelor of Education, majoring in physical and health education. However, Laura’s presence on screen didn’t go unnoticed and TV and Film opportunities began knocking on her door. At this stage Laura commenced studying acting, honing her craft in Australia and Los Angeles. Laura was being pulled to the Hollywood bright lights and auditioned for roles like Charlies Angles and TV shows Wipeout.
Believing in her home country, Laura returned to the shores of Australia to host various high profile events and start working on her book, funding the whole project from publishing to capturing the photographs in the exotic Maldives.
Laura hopes to inspire people to work hard and believe in their dreams, affirming anything you set your mind to can be achieved. Laura is very passionate and philanthropic in nature.
She was the spokesperson for the national Cervical Cancer Campaign, encouraging females to look after their health, and also spokesperson for Clearasil’s ‘secrets of looking and feeling awesome’ campaign.
Laura is the ambassador for Variety (the children’s charity); the youngest ambassador invited to the Humanitarian Awards held in Hollywood where Simon Cowell and Sarah Ferguson were acknowledged with awards.
Laura has recently been asked to speak at schools to inspire youth and share her insights. Nothing is more important to her than impacting somebody’s life in a positive way. Laura values spending time with her family, whether it be at the beach, fishing, walking, or having barbeques down the coast at their holiday home.