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Lauren Toyota

Host and Producer,
Toronto, ON, Canada
A self-proclaimed TV junkie and obsessive music fan, Lauren’s personality engages audiences all over the country as co-host of MuchMusic’s flagship series NEW.MUSIC.LIVE.

Before joining NML, Lauren spent two years as a host and producer for Vancouver’s youth and lifestyle program, RAZER 969. This opportunity helped launch her career and helped nurture her insatiable love for music, fashion, and all things pop culture. An intrepid go-getter, Lauren jumped on the opportunity to do more, including hosting the musically driven TV series ETHNOSONIC, working as the West Coast correspondent for FashionTelevisonChannel, and regularly participating as a guest expert on CFUN 1410. During this time Lauren also co-hosted and produced MuchMusic’s indie music series GOING COSTAL.

After moving back to Toronto in 2010, Lauren quickly transitioned into her current role as a MuchMusic VJ. With an impressive online fan base of over 92,000 followers on Twitter, Lauren’s captivating personality engages audiences all over the country. Lauren has had the opportunity to interview some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Will Ferrell, and Zack Galifianakis.

Lauren’s vast experience has led her to rock numerous red carpets, where she has conducted countless celebrity interviews for THE JUNO AWARDS and The Toronto International Film Festival®. In 2011 and 2012, Lauren landed the ultimate gig as co-host of THE MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS.