From commissioning art for Nike Japan to walking in major runway shows like Dolce and Gabbana, Lauren Tsai continues to push the boundaries of what it means to be a creator. At just 20 years old, Lauren's big break came from her role on the Japanese reality show, Terrace House, where she was first beginning to explore her interest in modeling and illustration. Since leaving Terrace House, she has used her growing social presence to advance in her career and opportunities outside of the show.

We spent an afternoon with Lauren at our office in SoHo chatting about her career and her favorite things about Japan. Read the full interview below.

Photography by Marielle Sales.