Watch Much Music host and producer Lauren Toyota on your television screen for only a few minutes and one fact becomes abundantly clear: this woman is a force to be reckoned with. Whether she’s interviewing Lady Gaga, dishing about Gossip Girl, or presenting Justin Bieber with a MMVA, Lauren is always high energy, full of laughs and on her game. Not only is she incredibly good at what she does, she also looks great doing it. We chatted with Lauren recently about her VJ gig, as well as her style secrets.
The Backseat Stylers: What’s the best part of your job?
Lauren Toyota: Interviewing musicians and celebrities.
What’s been the highlight of your VJ career so far?
Interviewing Kermit The Frog and kissing him. [EDITOR'S NOTE: Check it out here!]
What’s your earliest fashion memory?
Wearing Northern Reflections sweatshirts with painted animals on them. When do you think that trend will come back?
Speaking of Northern Reflections sweatshirts, what fashion faux pas have you committed?
Cutting my hair really short.
What’s the one item in your closet you can’t live without?
Skinny black pants/jeans.
Where’s your favourite place to shop?
I am not a one stop shopper. I will go in any store to find a bargain. [EDITOR'S NOTE: A girl after my own heart!]
Share one item on your bucket list.
To be a guest on a late night talk show.
What’s your guiltiest pleasure?
Movie theatre popcorn.
If you were throwing a fashionable dance party, who would your three guests of honour be?
Lady Gaga, Usher, and Lil Wayne.
Images via Bell Media, The Globe and Mail