Lauren Mellor (born December 1985) is a South African fashion model best known for appearance in South African and American Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.
Mellor first signed with Star Model Management in Johannesberg, Storm Model Management in London, England, Outlaws Models in Cape Town, South Africa, and Modelwerk in Hamburg, Germany. Her first known work was the cover of Top Billing Magazine in April 2005. In 2007, Mellor landed a John Lewis campaign which caught the attention of several media outlets when the brand proclaimed they would only use healthy sized models. That same year, she graced the cover of FHM in South Africa and Essentials Magazine. Despite the initial success, Mellor focused on her studies and graduated from the University of Cape Town with a degree in psychology. After graduation, Mellor moved to Germany and signed to Union Models, PMA Models in Hamburg, and AMT Models in Vienna.