Lauren Powers was born in Los Angeles California and attended Huntington Beach High School where she graduated a valedictorian. After high school Powers started up a surfing academy on the island of Maui, Hawaii while attending the University of Hawaii where she graduated with a degree in Business.
After graduation, Powers moved to Laguna Beach where she witnessed a terrible fire inspiring her to become a firefighter. She attended weight training and joined the Laguna Beach Fire Department as a reserve before being promoted to Engineer.
In 2001, Powers began participating in bodybuilding contests until 2013.