2016 Cast Spotlight: Meet Lauri Rottmayer

by marif on March 15, 2016

lrottmayerLauri Rottmayer is Mrs. Southwest International 2016 and will compete at the Mrs. International Pageant in July. With a platform of concussion awareness, Lauri feels it’s her mission to tell the world that it’s not “just a concussion,” after oldest son played football and sustained at least five concussions before a career ending neck injury his sophomore year of college.

Lauri is an author and a rookie powerlifter. She has been married to her husband, David, forever. The couple has two sons and daughters-in-love, one fabulous glambaby, and call Tulsa home.

Q: Tell us a little more about you—where you’re from, day job, night job, favorite color, favorite shoes, guilty pleasure, wildest dream?
A: I’m from Chicago, and I would’ve never met my Okie husband of 37 years if I hadn’t joined the US Marine Corps. I’m an author trying to finish my first work of fiction with several non-fiction ideas ready to go. I love the color green—it’s the color of money and emeralds!
After the Mrs. International Pageant (and if I should win the National title), I want to be a clown. My glambaby calls me Glammie and so I’ll be Glammie the Clown. That’s when I’ll have my favorite shoes.

Q: Why did you audition for LTYM?
I felt like I had an important story to tell.

Q: Was there a point in your life when you realized your own mother might have advice worth listening to?
A: Yes. I was actually about 16 when I realized that my mom might know a thing or two but didn’t let her know that I knew.

Q: What do you hope your children learn from you?
A:  My kids are grown but I want my glambaby to see me compete in a pageant and a power lifting meet. I feel like it’s my role to show her by my example that she can do anything and everything she wants to in her life.

Q: Do you have a favorite song/movie/book/TV show about motherhood?
A: Blacklisted by the PTA by Lela Davidson (fun fact: Lela is a former producer and cast member of LTYM NWA).

Q: What advice would give your younger self?
A: Dude, you are so not fat and only Jesus is perfect. I struggled with an eating disorder for much of my life. I felt like I got past it at all the age of 41 when I finally decided that I was a pretty cool person just the way I was and that I liked me.

LR-LTYM2The 2016 Listen To Your Mother OKC show will be held at the Will Rogers Theatre on Sunday, May 1 at 3:00pm. Tickets will go on sale soon, proceeds benefiting Positive Tomorrows.

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