Best known for her portrayal of Paige Michalchuk on MuchMusic’s DEGRASSI, Lauren Collins has taken the helm of MTV’s Original hit Series, 1 GIRL 5 GAYS. As the host, Lauren sits down alongside a rotating panel of five gay men, with 20 questions about love and sex. The alternating cast, chosen for their honesty, individuality, and confidence, never shy away from outrageous or taboo topics, and are known for their candid and hilarious discussions on a variety of topics. As a strong and vocal supporter of the LGBTQ community, Lauren is thrilled to be starting this new adventure with 1G5G. A two-time Gemini Award nominee, Lauren began her career at the age of 11 and has starred in dozens of television series and feature films including Disney’s LIFE WITH DEREK and IN A HEARTBEAT. Lauren made her feature film debut in Take the Lead starring Antonio Banderas. She also reunited with her Picture This co-star Ashley Tisdale in the High School Musical spin-off Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure. In early 2010 Lauren was featured as a guest star in one of YouTube sensation Shane Dawson’s video parodies which received more than five million hits to date. Later that year, Lauren made her theatrical debut alongside Wendy Crewson and Margot Kidder in Love, Loss and What I Wore, the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway play written by Nora Ephron and her sister Delia. Earlier this year, Lauren received a nomination at the very first Canadian Screen Awards for her work on BEING ERICA, and for Best Ensemble Cast Award at the Orlando Film Festival for the film Servitude, starring Dave Foley (KIDS IN THE HALL) and Enrico Colantoni (FLASHPOINT, VERONICA MARS). An active supporter of many causes, Lauren volunteers her time and talent for countless organizations including Angel Hair for Kids, Toy Mountain, and The Children's Aid Society of Toronto. She has appeared in PSAs for the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario and Canadian Institute for AIDS Research (CANFAR) to further AIDS awareness among youth.