Who is Laurence Bedard?
Laurence Bedard was born on July 15, 1993 in Montreal, Ontario, Canada. She is a model, social media personality and hairdresser, best known for her online fame, with millions of followers on the website Instagram. Her unique looks and work in alternative models have helped her get countless opportunities.
The Wealth of Laurence Bedard
As of mid 2020, Laurence Bedard’s net worth is estimated to be over $1 million, largely earned through a successful modeling career. Thanks to her online fame, she has landed numerous sponsorships and modeling projects. She also does other work, including a profession as a hairdresser.
Beginning of early life, education and career
At a young age, Laurence traveled around with her family, moving to Montreal and Laval before finally settling in Quebec. Growing up there, she developed a strong interest in fashion and beauty, which eventually led her to pursue a career as a model. The family later moved back to Montreal, where she attended high school, and after graduating, she took specialized courses aimed at hairdressing, and later took hairdressing classes as well.
Through her education, she became an associate of Jim Le Barbier, a well-known barber shop in Canada known for its use of trends, celebrity haircuts and skilled stylists, and has even attracted some notable names to their salons.
While she made some consistent profits there, what elevated her career was when she discovered the website Instagram. The site is known as a popular hub among aspiring models and those looking to work in the fashion industry. She started posting regularly on the photo-sharing site, which in turn started expanding her reach.
Alternative Modeling and Rise to Fame
One of the aspects of Bedard that helped her quickly gain online fame was her unusual appearance. She had attractive features – her face and her figure – but what stood out were her numerous tattoos that could be seen on her body. She has full sleeve tattoos, tattoos on her stomach and on her thighs. One of the most recognizable is the word Overcome tattooed on her stomach.
She rose to prominence as part of the alternative modeling movement, attractive women who usually don’t conform to the usual beauty industry standards. Many models in this category have many tattoos on their bodies, while others often adhere to a particular niche, style or identify with a specific minority or group. These types of models usually have a goth, emo or punk look.
Alternative models have a strong following and it wasn’t long before she was contacted to start working with photographers focusing on these types of models. She also collaborated with other models who look a lot like her, such as Tina Louise. This brought her a lot of income, and her following continued to grow.
Like many Instagram models, Laurence also accepted sponsorship offers and modeling contracts with various well-known companies in the online sphere. One of them is Fashion Nova, which is known for using various Instagram models to promote clothes that they sell online and through physical stores in California. The store is also known for its celebrity use, often featuring cheap clothes that can often be worn in clubs and the like. The company later expanded into menswear and signature lines, such as a collaboration with Cardi B. However, in 2019, the company sparked controversy after it was revealed that they underpay their workers.
Another big company she became an ambassador for is Bang Energy – the company has a similar marketing strategy to that of Fashion Nova. Their various video packages often feature these models drinking their energy drinks, especially many fitness models, as the energy drink is often marketed to fitness enthusiasts. Owned by Florida-based Vital Pharmaceuticals, the company has expanded into showcasing various types of beverage products while also known for its feud with its competitor, Monster Energy, with the two involved in lawsuits at a given moment.
In recent months, Laurence has continued her work for both Bang Energy and Fashion Nova, posting almost daily to promote both brands. She also started researching other income streams and created an account Fans only. On that website, subscribers can choose to pay a monthly fee to access exclusive photos and other online content. The site is known as a popular hub among sex workers, who want more control over their pay and content, by offering nude photos or videos to their paying subscribers.
While Only Fans is mostly known for that, Bedard is not into nude modeling or showing off her body.
— Laurence Bedard (@lolobe4_) May 17, 2020
Most of her photos there are probably those of her many modeling photos, but not the ones she shows on Instagram. In recent weeks, she has mainly posted photos from home, because many countries are going into quarantine to prevent the spread of the corona virus. She has also collaborated with several tattoo-focused magazines to share her love for tattoos.
Laurence was in a relationship with Canadian military veteran Joey Filiatrault, and he could be seen posting on her online posts during the early part of her career. However, they quietly broke up and she deleted all traces of him from her online posts. Since then, there have been no more reports of romantic relationships going her way.
Many of her critics have accused her of plastic surgery, especially enhancements such as breast implants. She has denied having surgery, although some have pointed out that her photos show what breasts often look like after getting implants.
When it comes to tattoos, she often does chooses those she knows will age well and inspire her. Her Overcome tattoo was put on her during a very painful time in her life, and she had it put on her stomach because it’s one of the most painful locations when getting tattoos, which shows how important the word is to her.