Anonymous wrote (in September 2009): Lauren Mayhew, a 24-year-old singer/actress, was hired by WWE to do the Lilian Garcia role of singing the National Anthem and ring announcing. She had a meeting WWE people in Stamford, CT on 9/7 and they later decided to hire her. She has a musical background and has been involved in showbiz since the age of 8. As a teenager she signed with Sony Records forming part of the pop band PTY, who never made it big, but did tour and support the likes of Destiny’s Child, ‘NSYNC, and Britney Spears. She has cameos in episodes of CSI: Miami, Law & Order, Joan of Arcadia, Medical Investigation, and had a recurring role for one season of NBC’s American Dreams. She is also part of the upcoming MTV series Private High Musical.