Lauren Badenhorst

Finalist, Protector of Paradise

Lauren’s Bio

My love for the ocean started when I went snorkeling for the first time, going underwater and seeing this whole new world open up was an incredible experience!

I discovered how much trash is in the ocean and how much damage we have done to our ocean!!

I made the decision to help clean up our mess and take steps to help the environment rather than harm it!

I live by the words:

Be the change you wish to see in the world’ (Mahatma Gandhi)


‘I am one, but I am still one, I cannot do everything but I can do something.’ (Helen Keller)

I try to be an example to people in taking steps to help the environment, and continue to remember that even the small change I am making is still a change.

Lauren’s Blog Posts

Let the adventure begin

Leaving South Africa with a 29 hour journey ahead of me, the roller coast of emotions and thoughts going bananas in my head is a bit overwhelming. Is this competition real? […]

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Lauren’s Protector of Paradise video entry