Superstar Larsen Thompson is our #FEMMEFEATUREFRIDAY this week and we are so excited to share her story with you! Larsen’s a go-getter whose beauty shines from the inside out. She believes that we are all uniquely different for a reason and our job as women is to remind one another of that. We love how committed Larsen is to developing herself through the gifts she’s been given. This amazing girl is always striving for more. She inspires us to embrace our growth process with optimism and accept its challenges with unwavering dedication.

Larsen has been dancing and modeling professionally for several years. She has a passion for dance and has been recognized throughout the industry for her work as a dancer and actress on many live television shows such as The Voice, Kids Teen Choice Awards, Radio Disney Music Awards, X-Factor, Disney and Nickelodeon. You can also catch this girl dancing in music videos for artists including Janet Jackson, Pink, Katy Perry, Sia, Christina Aguilera, Borns, and Silento. By integrating her love for modeling, fashion and dance, she has had the opportunity to work with brands such as Dior, Fendi, Fwrd by Elyse Walker, Juicy Couture, Superga, Betsey Johnson, Puma, Gap, and Hollister. It doesn’t stop there either! Larsen has been featured in many fashion and lifestyle magazines including Forbes, Town and Country Modern Swans List, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, Nylon, Sorbet and Seventeen. Her most recent work can be seen on the covers of Tank, Indie, Neo 2 and Factice magazine.

What we admire most about Larsen is how down to earth she is. Even while pursuing a career in singing and acting, Larsen never loses sight of the importance of maintaining balance. Larsen’s passion for what she does has helped her manifest a work ethic like no other. It is so empowering to see her go after her dreams without fear. Our wish at YGTG is that Larsen’s success encourages you to find that “thing” that sets your soul on fire. She effortlessly reassures us to place our faith in who we are and allow our aspirations to be the driving force in our lives. Thank you Larsen for showing us what it means to have unapologetic determination!

Written by Alessia Rotino

Artwork by Chloe Bruderer (@chloeheartsart)

Artwork by Chloe Bruderer (@chloeheartsart)

Congrats on all of your amazing accomplishments, girl! You are killing the game with elegance and class. With such a busy schedule, how do you stay balanced and grounded?

I’m pretty disciplined in my high school studies, I find time between projects to train in dancing/singing/acting, spending time with family and friends, and work on campaigns/projects I love to do :). I feel blessed to have the opportunities so I’m always adjusting my schedule! I love to work out in the morning either running or going to Soul Cycle. Then I’m in school for two hours, two days a week mid-morning. After that I head down to Los Angeles for training, taking meetings, or auditioning.

Why do you think it’s important to be different? Have there been moments in your life where you’ve felt different from the people around you?

I really believe in being the best me and encourage others to just be themselves. We are all given gifts and passions that need to be developed so it’s important to have a positive attitude and create goals to achieve. Being a red head with blue eyes and freckles is a very rare combo/look and I’m very fair skinned. All of this makes me who I am, so it’s important to embrace each other’s differences!

What motivates you to keep pushing and pursuing your dreams, even in moments of doubt?

My family is very supportive and I set personal goals to work towards pushing myself. Sometimes I just want to hang out with my friends and lie low. But my mind is always creating choreography and I have opportunities to work with creative people and mentors to help my career.

What is your favorite thing about being a woman?

I’m excited to one day have children and just love them like crazy :).

What’s your definition of a YGTGirl?

Just be you, believe in yourself, work hard, and don’t let others tell you that you can’t do something!