|Biography: Laura Goodine, October's Actress of the Month winner, is both delighted and surprised at the recognition. 'I started out with no intentions of modeling, or acting, or anything like that at all' she laughs. What she did start out with was a BSc programme at the University of New Brunswick, with the goal of pursuing relevant work in a scientific field. During her last year, however, she took a job bartending to help make ends meet, and during the last semseter, entered the UMM Magazine 'Canada's Hottest Bartender' contest at the urging of her bosses. In a twist of fate worthy of Hollywood legend, she ended up first runner up, and was soon contacted by a modeling agent from Toronto. After pursuing modeling in the Big Smoke - 'they had me traveling all over the place!' she reports - stints in Vancouver bartending, and in Montreal's McGill University for another crack at academia, Laura's returned to Vancouver with a view to fulfilling a long held acting bug. 'I've been interested in acting for a while,' she says, and entered the IFA contest in hopes of gaining some exposure. 'I'm very excited and surprised to win!' Laura's looking to build on her modeling career with some acting experience in the near future. 'It's a new road for me,' she admits.