And yes, plenty of ridiculousness ensued. Through five seasons of Pratt family drama, Kristin Cavallari feuds, and sex tapes, the Laguna Beach alum taught us that while frenemies come and go, reality TV fame and perfect hair is forever.
Of course, The Hills never let reality get in the way of transcendent television. While Cavallari gave it her best shot, she was no LC. A handful of fabricated feuds and unwatchable Heidi-Spencer fights later, The Hills folded after six seasons. In its 10 years off the air, the reality TV trailblazer has continued to make its mark. The Hills popularized reality TV that suspends reality, paving the way for a world in which we all watch as bachelorettes pledge their entire lives to unemployed aspiring celebrities season after season, reality TV divorce rate be damned.
Additionally, The Hills introduced an entire generation to the kind of 21st century fuckboy who would one day lay waste to their twenties. Surprising absolutely no one who decorated their walls with pictures of Justin Bobby during the aughts, the lion-maned pseudo-celebrity is currently peddling his haircare line and operating salons in California, NYC, and Nicaragua. After a slew of acting gigs, Kristin Cavallari settled down and had three kids. Lo Bosworth is based in NYC, where she runs her lifestyle blog.
Brody Jenner is still Brody Jenner. LC has her long-coveted career in fashion, as well as a successful young adult series under her belt. Why did Justin Bobby consistently dress like an East Village betch on her way to brunch?
Did Audrina insist on appearing at least once an episode in a bikini and tanning oil? Billed as a tell-all with LC, the trip down memory lane opens on a shot of our heroine driving down the freeway, sunnies on, blasting a familiar track: From the get-go, Conrad is upfront about what went down and what was about to, explaining that her special would flash back and forth between her new life and commentaries on some old, never-before-seen footage.
The rest was history. Present-day Lauren fondly remembers her on-television Teen Vogue interview, and how badly she wanted to land the job. Her parents laugh about how clearly oblivious their daughter was—of course she had the job, she was literally a Teen Vogue cover girl. We watch alongside her as she takes breaks from her busy schedule to stream choice Hills clips, like one shot of intern LC dressing Lady Gaga.
She also emphasizes that she feels fortunate to have done the show, and insists that she told her parents everything ahead of time, thus saving them the humiliation of having to watch an MTV reality show. Next, we revisit an iconic scene: Apparently, this really was the first time LC had seen Jason since their breakup, which had occurred during a filming hiatus.
We see footage of the two arguing over his level of inebriation. We love this Dad. He is our new Tim Kaine. In fact, the cast favored the club Les Deux because it had so many rooms to disappear in. Conrad recalls one of their emotional reconciliations: Her husband, William Tell, has never seen The Hills.
Well, except for one scene. Lauren politely smiles and nods, as if any of this makes sense. Cheat Sheet A speedy, smart summary of all the news you need to know and nothing you don't. You are now subscribed to the Daily Digest and Cheat Sheet. We will not share your email with anyone for any reason. Some producers went so far as to urge on some action: In the extended scene, you can see him trying to suss out his chance to make a move. Through her company The Little Market, she sells global artisan goods.
Going to Guatemala and seeing people with serious problems really gives her some much-needed perspective. After showing the alternate series ending that she filmed for Season 6, Conrad opened up about her decision to finally leave the show. And as for LC?