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Welcome to the Z-Side!

―LaurenzSide

A weird girl playing weird games to make you laugh.

―LaurenzSide's old tagline

Lauren (born: July 7, 1989 (1989-07-07) [age 35]), [1]better known online as LaurenzSide, is an American YouTuber from New York City, New York, United States. She is known for her gaming playthroughs and reactions with commentary and a jump-cut editing style.

History[]

LaurenzSide originally joined YouTube in February 2007 with a channel named "LaurenzSide" as a vlogging & skit channel but stopped in December of 2008 when she left for college. On January 30, 2013 (after a 4-year hiatus), she started back up her LaurenzSide YouTube account as a comedic gaming channel.

Her most popular videos include her 24 HOUR Living As My Sim Challenge video as well as her Trollcraft Minecraft Modded Multiplayer Survival Series videos.[2][3]  Lauren uploads videos daily and often live streams on Twitch. She usually has multiple series going at once, most known for her Minecraft and Sims series. She often collaborates with her YouTube friends, most frequently Dangthatsalongname, LDShadowLady, Joey Graceffa, TheOrionSound, SeaPeeKay, Yammy, formerly Gloom, BBPaws, IHasCupquake, Bijuu Mike, Vengeful, Cheridet, and JackSucksAtLife. She has more recently become known as the bread queen and the deer queen.

Personal life[]

Lauren was born in New York City on July 7, 1989, along with her older half-sister Christine who is a YouTuber known as Wild & Precious Now living in Pennsylvania, and a younger brother Ryan. After Lauren was born her family moved to upstate New York. Lauren and her family would always be traveling, such as camping in RV.

Lauren was raised Catholic and went to Catholic school with her brother and her closest friend Sarah until she started public high school to get a fresh start. This is where she made a ton of friends in high school and started makeup, snowboarding & playing video games, plus it's where she first used a video camera to film her crazy antics with her friends.

While she was still in high school, her father was diagnosed with lung cancer and on October 14, 2004 when she was 15, her father passed away after a year of battle with lung cancer, which caused her to become very depressed.

On February 25, 2007, she uploaded vlogging and skits videos but left in December 2008 for college. She graduated high school in 2007 and attended college for film production. After a year & a half in college, she then moved to New York City, as it was shown as a good decision for her.

She again attended college in New York City after moving out from her hometown, which is where she met Bobby her future husband in 2010 while they both were co-workers as an intern, then officially started dating on May 2, 2011. After they got together & graduated college in 2012 with a degree of video & film production, they lived in an apartment with her dog Dexter and found a full 9-to-5 office job for New York Knicks basketball team and were an assistant for a former president of New York Knicks, Phil Jackson until August 2017 when she finally decided to make YouTube her career.

In January 2013, she found YouTube again and started watching game commentators such as PewDiePie, iHasCupquake, Awhmi & Markiplier, thus she then started back up her channel as a comedic gaming.

After exactly 4 years of dating, on May 2, 2015, her husband Bobby proposed to her, & on August 20, 2016, Lauren got married to Bobby on a private ceremony in New York City & both of them went to honeymoon in Sandals, Saint Lucia.

The couple announced that Lauren was pregnant with their first child, a girl, in November 2020 and were expecting in May of 2021.[4] This is was made public in a YouTube video published on November 7, 2020. She has also answered any questions people may have in that video.

On May 6, 2021, Bobby announced via Twitter that Lauren went into labor and were at the hospital. She gave birth to their daughter, whom they named Melody who was born 4 days later on May 10, 2021.[5][6] She took a hiatus from making videos for 5 weeks after this, only uploading pre-recorded videos.

Lauren announced in a video that she's taking a break from YouTube due to feeling burned out.[7] In said video, she said she has researched her symptoms and decided to take a break to focus on her health and her personal life. This lasted less than 3 weeks and that she returned June 16, 2022.

Lauren announced in a YouTube video on December 8, 2023, that she was pregnant with their second daughter and is in her second trimester. [1] She made it known that "this is, most likely, my last pregnancy." Lauren announced that her daughter was born on June 14, 2024, whom they named Madison.[8] Following Madison's birth, she pre-recorded 2-3 weeks of videos, but there would be most likely be a gap in content while she tries to figure out her family and work life following Madison's birth.

Bath bomb challenge[]

On August 13, 2019 Lauren uploaded a video called "100 Bath Bombs Challenge Gone Wrong", where she filled her bathtub with 100 bath bombs that she received from Bubbly Belle to use in a video. After putting the 100 bath bombs into her tub, the water overflowed and flooded her bathroom. Due to not being caulked properly, water spilled through a large hole under the bathtub, and down into the second floor ceiling, with water leaking through a light fixture, into the fireplace, and due to the ceiling being slightly sloped, the water ran off and leaked down into the basement, causing thousands of dollars in damage to her then new house that they had moved into 2 months prior after 3 months of renovation. The damage has since been repaired.[9]

Video series[]

LaurenzSide has many types of series and has participated in many multiplayer series as well. She usually has multiple series' going at once.

Sims 4 Series[]

Her most popular series has been in the Sims 4. Her first series was her 'The Sims 4: Raising YouTubers (Toddler Season)' videos, where she raised her YouTube friends as toddlers.[10] She included Yammy, Dangthatsalongname, LDShadowLady, Joey Graceffa, TheOrionSound, SeaPeeKay, SmallishBeans, and Vixella in the series, as well as her dog Dexter and husband Bobby. She has done several installments of her "TS4: Raising Youtubers" series since.

Minecraft[]

Lauren is notable for her participation in multiple Minecraft series servers. Even though she has been involved in many series, she calls herself a noob when it comes to Minecraft, and often seeks the help of the others on the server. The most well known series was Cute Craft with many well known YouTubers.[11]

I Tried Working.... But[]

A notable series Lauren also does is a series where she claims to quit YouTube (though she never actually does) and plays app game jobs. Most of them revolve around Lauren working in a job and comparing them to the kids she taught like in this video due to them being made by the same company. The "I Tried Working.... But" series is currently the most popular series on her channel.

Subscriber Milestones[]

Note: The following dates are according to Social Blade. Dates may vary by one or two days due to differences in time zones.

  • 1,000 subscribers: August 20, 2013
  • 5,000 subscribers: December 19, 2013
  • 10,000 subscribers: March 17, 2014
  • 50,000 subscribers: September 11, 2014
  • 100,000 subscribers: April 12, 2015
  • 500,000 subscribers: November 11, 2016
  • 1 million subscribers: December 9, 2017[12]
  • 2 million subscribers: October 12, 2018
  • 3 million subscribers: June 2, 2019
  • 4 million subscribers: April 15, 2020
  • 5 million subscribers: December 6, 2020
  • 6 million subscribers: October 9, 2021
  • 7 million subscribers: January 21, 2023
  • 8 million subscribers: October 20, 2023
  • 9 million subscribers: July 7, 2024

Trivia[]

  • While playing Cute Craft, she called herself the Deer Queen Yaaaaas. Once the series ended, she was stuck with the nickname and crowned herself Deer Queen Yaaaaas in One Life Season 3.
  • She has done 5 types of The Sims 4 control videos.
    • The Sims 4: 24 hour live like a sim challenge, The Sims 4: 24 eat like a sim challenge, The Sims 4: 24 dress like a sim challenge, The Sims 4: Draw like my sim challenge and Sims 4: 24 hours live as my YouTuber sim challenge.
    • She and Scott, or Dangthatsalongname, have a friendship where they make fun of each other in their videos. Lauren, however, does this more, saying "Scott's the worst." And along those lines, though they do clarify several time that it's all for fun and they are in fact good friends. They used to do this most often in Gacha Life videos, which she no longer produces as of 2021. [13]
  • LaurenzSide was nominated for the 2020 tenth annual Streamy Awards in the Gaming category.
  • In Lauren’s video announcing her pregnancy, Lauren had told her viewers that her last name is not Webber, which has been used on various articles unknowingly. She has yet to reveal her actual last name.
  • Lauren officially announced on June 11, 2021 that she was not a Twitch partner anymore. She will be streaming on YouTube from now on.[14]
  • It is a long-running joke on Lauren's channel that if there is a character that irritates her during a Let's Play, she will dub them Jeremy if male and Sharon if female. It is most commonly Jeremy.
  • She stated in her video titled "I tried Canned Bread" that eating canned bread has been a goal of hers since she first saw Squidward eat some in a SpongeBob SquarePants episode. Her goal has since been met.
  • Her nicknames as a child was called Laur-Bean by her family, in high school was called LC, and in college and till now called LaLa.[15]
  • If she was to meet her favorite celebrities, it would be anybody from The Office, Billie Eilish and Ryan Reynolds.[16]

References[]

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