Lauren Alaina is an American singer, songwriter, and actress from Rossville, Georgia. She was the runner-up on the tenth season of American Idol. Her debut studio album, Wildflower was released on October 11, 2011. Her second album, Road Less Traveled was released January 27, 2017. Alaina later achieved her first number one on the Country Airplay chart with the album’s title track. Her second number one came later that year when she simultaneously topped five Billboard charts with her friend and former classmate Kane Brown on their duet “What Ifs”. Best Known For Finishing #2 in American Idol’s season 10 in 2011.
Born Name Lauren Alaina Kristine Suddeth
Nick Name La-La
Occupation Singer, songwriter
Years active 2011–present
Born: November 08, 1994, 24 years and 0 months, Rossville, Georgia, USA
Sun Sign Scorpio
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Height 5 ft 6 in or 168 cm
Measurements 34-25-34 in or 87-63.5-87 cm
Bra size 36C
Genre Country, country pop
Labels 19 / Interscope / Mercury Nashville
Lauren graduated from Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Father – J.J. Suddeth (Process Technician in Chattanooga, Tennessee)
Mother – Kristy
Siblings – Tyler Suddeth (Older Brother)
Others – Holly Witherow (Cousin)
Alaina was born on November 8, 1994, to Kristy and J.J. Suddeth of Rossville, Georgia. Her father works as a process technician in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Alaina started to sing at the age of three. Her first public performances followed with a kids choir and an annual vacation spot that offered karaoke. She sang in church, restaurants, family holiday gatherings and anywhere within a 30-mile radius of where she lived.
At age eight, Alaina entered the talent competition of the Southern Stars Pageant and won. The next year she was selected to perform on the Kids talent stage at Chattanooga’s Riverbend Festival. She performed on that stage annually until age twelve, when she won the competition that allowed her to perform on the festival’s big stage. She traveled to Orlando, Florida, when she was ten to compete in the American Model and Talent Competition. She won the event, beating out 1,500 kids. Alaina sang with the Georgia Country Gospel Music Association’s children’s group. At age twelve, Alaina made her first of many trips to Nashville. She performed at local bars on Broadway, such as Tootsie’s. In 2009, Alaina was the first winner of the WinniSTAR youth talent contest at Lake Winnepesaukah amusement park. In addition to performing, Alaina wrote several songs including “Leaving” and “Set Me Free”.
Alaina was inspired to sing by her cousin, Holly Witherow, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Prior to Idol, Alaina worked at CiCi’s Pizza. She attended Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, where she was a cheerleader.
Alaina auditioned for the tenth season of American Idol in Nashville, Tennessee. From early on, Alaina was a judge favorite. After her audition, Idol judge Steven Tyler stated, “We found the one.” May 14, 2011, was proclaimed “Lauren Alaina Day” in her hometown of Rossville, Georgia. During the season finale, Alaina sang “Before He Cheats” with her idol, Carrie Underwood. On May 25, 2011, Alaina was declared the runner-up.
The country singer released her debut album Wildflower on October 11, 2011 via Mercury Nashville and 19 Entertainment in U.S. The album charted at #2 in U.S. Top Country Albums‘ list, while at #5 in U.S. Billboard 200.
She was able to reach the number 303,000 in album sales.
First TV Show
Lauren first appeared in American Idol‘s season 10 as a contestant in which she was placed 2nd in 2011.
Laura shed 25 pounds in 2011 after finishing second in American Idol. She credits both workout and diet to this amazing weight loss in such a small amount.
Her diet was like –
Breakfast – Egg-white omelet
Lunch – Shrimp and veggies
Dinner – Chicken with asparagus
The exercises included crunches, squats, and pushups.
Lauren Alaina Favorite Things
Dessert – Cheesecake
Color – Baby Blue
Sweats – Outfit
Movie – The Crazies (2010), The Messengers (2007)
Idol – Carrie Underwood
Lauren Alaina Facts
Her Twitter profile says that her life is so crazy that if it were a television show, people would not have believed it.
Lauren has said publicly that she lives for Jesus Christ.
She has also worked at CiCi’s Pizza before appearing on television.
Lauren got the inspiration to become a singer from her cousin Holly Witherow.
Alaina was also a cheerleader in her high school.
She has also auditioned for America’s Got Talent multiple times.
She is American Idol Season 10’s first runner-up.
Lauren has written the songs like “Leaving” and “Set Me Free”.
She owns a turtle named Squirt.
When she eats pizza, she only eats the topping and not the base.
She does not like odd numbers.
Alaina sleeps with her head under the covers.
She is too much superstitious.