Ten years ago, The Hills aired on MTV for the first time. (That’s right people, it’s been ten whole years! Can we all feel old together, please?) To celebrate this anniversary I decided to do something I haven’t done in over a decade; I watched the pilot episode of our show.

Even though I know how it all ends, it was a little difficult watching my younger self struggle—I was in way over my head! It was odd watching all of us just starting out, with no idea what the future held (although, no one really could have prepared us for what the next few years would bring).

Looking back, I am grateful for the incredible opportunity we were given to take part in this show. While it was hard at times to share my personal life (poor makeup choices and all) with the world, the experience taught me so much and forever altered my life and my outlook for the better.

I am so proud of the show. Without all the amazing people we were lucky enough to have working behind the scenes (especially the show’s talented creator and Executive Producer, Adam Divello), it would have been just another easily-forgotten reality show. Instead, they made a show that documented—and at times created—my reality during those years in a unique and beautiful way.

As hard as it is to look back (other than watching the pilot, I haven’t watched any episodes since they first aired), it brings me a lot of joy to see that now, despite all the challenges we faced together back then, each of us seems to have found what we were looking for.

But, the real point of this letter is to say thank you. Thank you for all of the encouragement and kind words of support you have given me throughout the years. Without this support I would not be able to do everything I do today.

I spent a lot of time thinking about how I would like to honor this anniversary and, in the end, I just wanted to do something as a thank you to the fans. So I will be partnering with MTV on a special project that will air on August 2nd at 9pm EST. We will be having an honest conversation about what it was really like living with cameras for so many years (spoiler alert: it was super weird), sharing some behind-the-scene secrets, and showing some of my life today. And since this is all for you, please let me know below if there are any questions you have or if there is anything you would like to see addressed.

XO Lauren

  • Pamela Velasquez

    Why don’t you and Audrina speak anymore?

  • Darsy Acquart

    So excited for this!!!!! I still watch the hills to this day sometimes . Been such a huge huge fan of yours ever since Laguna . ???can’t advice for young girls who would like to move to LA to persue their dreams ?

  • Sharni

    Would you ever do reality TV again?

  • Halley Mastro

    Hi Lauren! I’m looking forward to seeing this special episode. You’ve been an inspiration to many women even though the road was difficult. I was just telling my husband yesterday all about your journey (since he is unfamiliar with the show) and how it brought you to where you are today. It’s so awesome! I’ll be attending The Little Market’s exhibit in a couple of weeks and will sit in on your panel discussion. I hope to meet you! -Halley

  • Randi

    What’s coming up for Team LC fans? Can we get an LC talk show or something that takes your style and fashion and shares those tips in a live format??? Semi-Homemade meets What Not To Wear??????????

  • Pamela Velasquez

    Was the drama between Lo and Audrina while you all lived together legit?

  • Megan

    Hey lauren! I would love for you to address what actually Started the rift between you Heidi and Spencer. The actual truth not the edited version of what we got to see on tv. I would like to hear your Heartfelt truth about the situation.

  • Sarah Title

    You’ve started a Paper Crown bridesmaid line, would you ever consider designing a wedding dress collection?

  • Hi Lauren! Are you interested to do another reality tv show but this time about your clothing line or just join a TV show like The Mindy Project etc..? lol I love you!! Much love from France XO

  • Mia

    Yay I’m excited for this! Can’t wait! ?

  • Colleen

    Can’t wait. It’s pretty impressive you went from a MTV reality show to a modern day Martha Stewart! If you are “basic” then who would want to be anything else?! I know you still have your two cute pups, but what happened to the cat you had when you lived with Audrina?

  • Ella

    I would like to know what is your day about ? How does it start how does it end? A normal work day Thank you xoxo

  • Lindsey

    Do you regret choosing Jason over Paris?

  • rcon1

    Way to go Lauren.

  • Frances Films

    Yay!! Me and my sister have loved watching you on the Hills and were always Team Lauren! So happy that you finally met a good guy. Cant wait to see the project! Love from London!!

  • Laura Nicole

    Can you talk about the initial transition you made from Reality TV Star to Fashion Designer? Did being on The Hills make it easier or more challenging for you to get involved or taken seriously in the industry?

  • Michelle

    Hi Lauren! I love and loved reading the above post. So excited to watch this. Will you be posting a link so that us lot in the UK can watch online? Can’t believe you haven’t watched any of Laguna Beach or The Hills since it aired. It’s my favourite show to just leave on whilst I’m doing chores etc ? I adore California!

    Anyway, congratulations on all your success. Yes you had a good start in life but you also went through your struggles and you have turned out to be an inspiration, role model and fashion guru to so many of us ?

    Question: Not really relating to the show, but any chance you can arrange for your clothing lines to be shipped to the UK. I visit the States once a year (Laguna and LA in SoCal and many other States too) but I’d love to shop your clothes a few times a year! ?

    • Lauren Hruszka

      I second this question! I also live in the UK and often browse your designs and but wish they were available to us girls in the UK! Or for them to be available in our normal high street shops as a boutique line?!
      Ps… cannot believe it is 10 years since The Hills starts… I’m 24 and feel SO old!! ???

  • Cynthia Plancarte

    TEN YEARS?! OMFG! I’m so old! 😛 :O

  • Daniela Nuñez González

    Ah this is so special for me! I grew up watching THE HILLS, I was obsessed with fashion and even today, I feel a little sad at times, because my mother told me I couldn’t study anything related to fashion becuase “There’s no jobs, it won’t pay the bills”. I’d love if you could adress if your part in the fashion industry would have been the same if you wouldn’t have had the show around you? You think It would have been harder to get in?
    I am so happy because one of the main things I take from the show is that no matter what, you were always working super hard, and took your job very seriously, and you showed me that working hard gets you places you’ve never dreamed of. Thank you so much for the inspiration!
    (SAD TIMES because I live in México and won’t be able to watch the interview! Hopefully I’ll be able to stream it or find on YouTube)

  • Elle

    Thank you Lauren! It probably wasn’t an easy to look back, but together we have all learned so much! You have shown so many people your age, younger than you, and in my case, considerably older than you, what it’s like to live life fully. Most importantly, you taught us that mistakes are not mistakes if we learn from them and that although not easy, taking the high road is the truly the best way to go. Can’t wait to see your special!

  • Jennifer Villarreal

    Was it intentional for you to become enemies with Heidi?? For some reason she looked so lost on the show as if she had no clue what happened.

  • Charlotte Elizabeth

    Can’t believe it’s been ten years! I’m currently coming out of being bed bound due to two debilitating illnesses and The Hills has helped me to be a little light hearted in many dark moments – thank you Lauren!

  • Harriet

    I can’t believe it’s been 10 years already! I spent all of my teenage years watching The Hills, I still watch it now even in my 20’s!

    I would like to know if you still speak to any of the cast? Also do you regret choosing Jason over Paris?

  • Hati

    Hello Lauren, Im from Germany, Im sorry for my bad english. I just want to say, that you are a ispiration people. I would like have a sister or friend like you:) Is there any oppurtunity to see you in tv again? Manny kisses from Germany

  • Taylor

    SO EXCITED FOR THIS! Grew up watching you, followed you through those 10 years on MTV and still to this day! Thank you for showing some love to your fans, I know I can’t wait till August 2nd!

  • Mindy

    Love you LC! Grew up watching the OC and on to The Hills. I’ve always thought you were a beautiful person inside out!

  • Mia

    Thanks for doing this ? It’s the perfect time to do it too. I would like to know if you and Kristin were really rivals or was that just for show?

  • Megan Cavanaugh

    I grew up watching you with my friends and we all look up to you as a role model and admire your work ethic, your values and of course your style! You inspire me to always challenge my creative side and inspire me to DIY everything. Thank you for being a prime example of a well-rounded hard working woman!

    My question is will you ever design wedding dresses? I love your PaperCrown bridesmaids dresses and can totally see you killing it in the bridal game!

  • Dayanara Rodriguez

    Hi LC, i have watched you from Laguna Beach to The Hills, and you were always my favorite. Always genuine. My question would be, if you had to do it all over again… would you?

  • Erin

    Could you please clear up the uncertainity of whether the show was scripted or reality, Ive been dying to finally know the truth as im sure other fans would love to know as well!! Thankyou-thankyou!!!!

    • Josée Darquise

      If you google it, you can find that a few of the cast have answered your questions several times. More recently, Audrina has answered it here:

  • Corey Green

    Hi Lauren Conrad! I’ve admired you ever since your time on The Hills & I’ve admired you even more w/ the success of LC Lauren Conrad & Paper Crowns! My questions for you are: What cast members of The Hills are still in touch with? Would you ever do TV again? Would you ever expand your brand into your own store (LC Lauren Conrad)? What are some goals for your fashion line? Love you xoxo. I’ve had my post notifications on for you on IG for the longest, please post more! See you August 2nd!

  • Josée Darquise

    Was their any jealousy in your family when you became so famous and successful? I feel like my siblings would not take it so well. xx Lots of love!

  • carolyn

    I love you Lauren!! Well said!!!

  • Kate Brazier

    I just want to say thank you so much for sharing your life with us then & especially now. I’ve always admired you! I’m 21 and I’m hoping to work in the fashion industry. My question is, what is something of significance you learned about the industry or yourself during your days as a Teen Vogue intern?

  • Kiara

    I feel like I have grown-up with you, Lauren! I watched Laguna Beach in High School and watched The Hills while I was in college. My question for you is did you graduate from FIDM or did you have so much success that you didn’t need to?

  • Bridget

    Oh I love this! I loved the show and have loved following you through new chapters and new successes in your life. Would love to see the cameras show a little bit about your home life. You are so inspirational, thank you! ❤️

  • Kristen Wieser

    How did you guys always end up partying at the same Club? Specifically when like you and Heidi weren’t friends but you both would end up there.

  • Angela gonzalez

    Do you still talk to Whit? Neither of you went to each others wedding yet the friendship felt so genuiene on the show

  • Layza María Sierra

    Yay! I’m very excited about the special project that will air on Mtv! Can’t wait!

  • lillie

    Would you ever do a Laguna Beach or Hills reunion? I hope so but I hope you never do a Hills reunion because of Heidi and Spencer.

  • Rosalina

    Talk about the last time you saw Kristin Cav! I wanna hear more about you and Lo. Also, talk about Laguna Beach more because it was less scripted then! We wanna hear about Steven too. Also, what do you think of Jason? Which relationship do you most regret? What does your husband think of the show? And had he even watched it before he met you?

  • Jana

    Lauren, I really want to know how it is possible that you girls are not in touch anymore? I mean, you have spent sooo much time together and made so many experiences.. I read that you and Audrina havent talkes since the finale, why? Werent you friends at the end of the show? I am very curios!
    Much love from Germany ❤

  • Aimee

    Hi Lauren! Like all these other girls, I feel like I’ve grown up with you as well.

    My questions are: How do you think your life would have been like if you never did Laguna Beach in high school and graduated as regular senior?

    Was there animosity with other classmates who weren’t chosen for the show?

    Were the friendships real on The Hills? (ex: Audrina, Brody, Whitney)

    Did you really intern for Teen Vogue, or was that just for show purposes?

  • Julia

    Lauren please please tell us if your internship at teen vogue was real or if you never even had an internship there. We all want to know this

  • Tatiana Stevenin

    Hi Lauren! Having grown up watching The Hills, it was (and still is) such an inspiration to see how much you have developed your professional skills and career over time. I graduated college this past May, and will be beginning a full-time job as an Assistant Merchant next month. Therefore, I was wondering if you could share the top three lessons you have learned throughout your career, and any recommendations you may have when it comes to making a lasting impression upon managers and coworkers. Thank you! XO – Tatiana

  • Belu Capone

    I would like to know more about your internship at teen vogue. I’m very intrigued about the tasks as an intern for a magazine and what were your difficulties and what you learned from that day until today as a designer.

    Thank you for so many years of style!

    XO from Argentina

  • Max

    Hi Lauren, I’d like to know if you’re still friends with Stephen Colletti and if you ever talk to Kristin Cavallari. Love you from Italy!!

  • Lissette Calveiro

    Please bring Lo in on this – she was so refreshing to have! x

  • Sisters and Glitters

    I am so excited for this news Lauren. Like many of your readers, I grew up watching Laguna Beach and then The Hills and The City, and you have no idea how it inspired me in many ways. Can’t wait to see this MTV special which will bring back a lot of memories!
    Soraya from Sisters and Glitters

  • Amanda Beatriz Amaral

    Hi Lauren! I’m so happy to see you doing this! Like many I grew up watching you in tv. At the age of nine that was my hobbie. My question is if you would change anything that you did back then now that you have grown up?
    XOXO from Brasil

  • Princess Aiko

    I love this post Lauren and I’m so happy for you and your progression! It’s so interesting how all of this came to be! My main thing is that you take the opportunity to tell somethings that may even implicate you, the real dirt. Take some notes from KCav and don’t be afraid to make yourself look a certain way. I feel you and Audrina have been more coy about the whole thing. I just read something Audrina posted on her site marking the 10 year anniversary and she said she would divulge secrets but it was very very politically correct and shifted things in her favor, making her always look like she didn’t know what was manipulated. I was dissapointed and I feel like there is no reason for the image preservation at this point in relation to the show! I want to know about fed lines, fabricated plot points all of that and you are the most ultimate insider here of the cast. At least give us a little bit more than the fodder we were given during the shows run. I was seventeen when The Hills premiered and many who watched were my age and probably more gullible back then. It’d be nice to have some of the well hidden tricks and gimmicks laid out and exposed. Anyways you sparkle and mtv owes you and the cast a lot for everything in that show. I’ll be team Lauren always and I’m glad you are giving us a treat like this. ?????

  • Jaimee Rindy

    Lauren this is so wonderful! Thank you for this! The thing is, I was super young when your show was on TV. I’m only 19 now! The same age as you were when you moved from Laguna Beach to LA. I myself am hoping to move to LA within the next few years. Watching your show was so inspiring to me because it made me realize that LA is difficult place, not just in terms of the city but of the people as well. You proved to me that you CAN survive with all your morals and opinions in a place where everyone wanted you to change. That being said, what advice would give to young people about staying true to yourself in the face of adversity?

  • Anna Morweiser

    Hi Lauren, I’m so excited about your announcement! I loved watching all the episodes of The Hills and since I’m the same age as you, watching The Hills totally reflected the experiences and stage of life I was at that time. Now and then you are a real role model for me! I studied cosmetic science, now I teach at a vocational college for hairdressers and I have my own little beauty business. I’m really interested in your life today… how you manage to keep your work life balance, how a business day for you looks like, how you manage all your projects etc. And I’m really interested about what you did right after The Hills, did you already have your first projects in mind and what were your first career steps after The Hills? Thank you, Lauren! XO Anna

  • Sam Morgan

    I want to know what you did while everyone filmed season six! Weren’t you still living with Lo? How did they navigate around you? Or you around them? Did you have to miss out on parties and things?

  • Caity Cousins

    I loved the Hills, but I was sad to find out all of the day jobs everyone had were fake.

  • Stephanie Hernandez

    sorry this is probably going to be annoying as frick but I HAVE TO KNOW ABOUT STEPHEN! was it all show or was that really a thing because i would just die if that was fake! haha! i wanted yall to grow old and make babies!!!

  • Quest

    Were you living with Audrina and Lo for the show or because you genuinely wanted to live with each other? Did Audrina and Lo really not get along in real life without the cameras?

  • OfficialLuke

    Awww this made me smile so much! I remember watching the day I first watch a The Hills, it was a Sunday, I was hungover from the night before and I lay on the sofa and stumbled across it on MTV, from the moment I was obsessed and inspired by you to go live my dreams.
    From there I managed to live out my long life dream of living in the States, from 2008 – 2009 I spent my year working in Epcot, within Disney World, Orlando Florida.
    It’s amazing how far you’ve come and even more exciting to see what’s next for you.
    Happy 10 years anniversary!
    Peace and love – Luke xo
    Birmingham, UK

    P.s my question, what ever happened to all them sidekicks and Blackberrys? I blame you for my obsession 😉 xox

  • Kari Guastella

    Seriously, how was that 10 years ago!?!?

  • sofia ramirez

    I love you ! Tell us what WASN’T scripted…

  • Vic

    I’d love to know why you and audrina drifted apart. She said in an interview recently you two haven’t spike since the show.

  • Mary

    Amazing. Absolutely love this. Life is long, and if we’re lucky, filled with experiences. 🙂 Can’t wait!

  • So many questions! What advice would you give yourself 10 years ago before The Hills? What about the advice you would give yourself prior to Laguna Beach? Any regrets?

  • Molly

    Hi Lauren! This is exciting! I think society often pits women against each other and I would love to know more about some of the business partnerships you’ve created and grown with some of your best friends at The Little Market, The Beauty Department, etc. You seem to have a very strong, albeit quiet, “female power” vibe in what you do and it would be really cool to know more about how some of these partnerships came to be, any unique challenges you’ve faced and how to stay friends with colleagues. Thanks!

  • Elva Coleen Bizzell

    You and Brody always teetered between friendship and romance, but did you two ever cross the line of friendship and share an intimate moment (as in kiss), and are you currently friends?

  • Sheniqua

    I have all the seasons of the Hills and the ones with you in them me and my sister love we we’re always team Lauren and always will be

  • Jessica Fairclough

    Hi Lauren,
    I still watch Laguna Beach and The Hills to this day. You were definitely my favourite! You always stayed so classy, genuine and assertive no matter what! Such an inspiration! Here are my questions. 🙂
    1. So you say the show documented and created your reality for the years you were on it? Can you give us examples of the parts that were just documenting what was your reality and those parts of the show that weren’t so real and were set up?
    2. If you could say anything to Heidi and Spencer what would you say? How do you feel about them?
    3 If Heidi ever left Spencer would you reach out to her?
    4. Do you keep in contact with the other Hills cast (i.e Whitney, Audrina, Lo, Brody etc)
    5. Would you ever be on another reality tv show that documented your life today?
    6. If you could go back in time, is there anything you would change about The Hills? Any regrets or things on the show that you wish you hadn’t have done or let them film?
    7. If you could go back in time and say anything to yourself before you started filming the shows what would you say?
    8. What is the biggest life lesson you learnt from being on both shows?
    9. What did you find different when you were filming Laguna Beach compared to The Hills? i.e one depicted more reality then the other?
    10. Did you enjoy working on one show over the other?

  • Haley S.

    Would you every put your life on camera again?

  • Jeanette

    How many of your high school classmates did you invite to your wedding? And will you ever film a reality show again but with less drama?

  • Sandy Fitzgerald

    Hi Lauren!
    First, i love this letter ?
    I look to your advice and think “what would Lauren do?” in fashion and design crisis!
    But I have to say, I fell in love with you on the Hills! I have always admired your strong will and ability to speak your mind.
    That being said, what was your most difficult “Hills” moment? Whether it be on screen or off, what did you find the most challenging?
    Thanks for this opportunity!

  • Gina

    What was the craziest storyline that you were a part of? Who do you still keep in touch with from Laguna & The Hills? And as a fashion student interning in NYC, I’m SO curious about what interning with a full camera crew was like?!

  • Tanisha

    Can’t wait to see this! How different would your life be if you never did the show or Laguna Beach? Who do you still keep in contact with?

  • I can’t believe it has been 10 years! I think the biggest thing I’m curious about is, what did you learn from being on The Hills and how has that contributed to your success today?

    Brittany |

  • Annabelle wright

    I would personally like to ask you to give advice points from where you are in your life now and what it means to you.

  • Sara Vetta Maycock

    Yay! So excited for that to air! Always curious to hear how you you made it all look so easy financially, with the amazing living arrangements, clothes, etc.? I know you, yourself, worked hard but were how were you able to maintain such an amazing lifestyle in the very beginning?

  • Nicole

    I’d really like to know what the current status is on some of those old friendships. Besides Lo, are you still good friends with any of the cast members? Could you also explain a little more on the final episode of the Hills. The ending shows that the background was just a movie set; was this the case for all or most episodes? Which parts of the show were genuine and which ones were not.

    Thanks! And thank you for keeping me entertained through my last two years of high school and the beginning of Uni. I was a huge fan of the show and forever will be a fan of yours.

    Nicole xo

  • Maria

    Talk about your internship with teen vogue and working with kelly catrone. If the friendships on the show with Audrina, Brody, and Stephanie were real or just for tv. What was your best and worst relationships.

  • Sandra

    Dying to hear about the teen vogue internship!

  • Julie Perez

    I would like to know more about Your relationship with Audrina and Whitt if any

  • I still remember the show, and I’m so proud of where you are now! 🙂 Can’t wait for the special project that you’ve got coming up with MTV! <3

    XO, Elizabeth

  • scooterpie

    I would love to hear about how Audrina was scouted, and why your relationship didn’t last past the ending of the show! Love you, Lauren!

  • Tasha

    I have re-watched this show so many times, it’s my guilty pleasure. I don’t enjoy watching the scenes of Heidi so much, and some of Audries purely because they bring so much drama to their own lives and the set ups often felt very false.

    I love watching yourself and Whitney tackling the curveballs of your own lives, dealing with work, the ups and downs of dating and maintaining friendships, with such grace and maturity and (even as a now 29 year old) I still find it inspirational how you both dealt with these things in the public eye do thank you for putting yourself out there at such a young age, and becoming a role model young girls can really respect xoxo

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  • Emma

    Could you address how things are with Heidi and Spencer? Do you have any desire to have a relationship with Heidi or not while Spencer is in the picture?

  • 10 years already? That´s incredible! I remember you as a stunning, happy and sensitive young woman and now you are a great source of inspiration <3


  • Jessica

    No worries Lauren, we’re all getting old lol…it is amazing that it has been 10 years and it really does not feel like it! I have been following you on your blog and watched you grow ever since the hills and it is so awesome how everything has turned out for you. In my eyes you used the show as a platform and foundation to build your dreams and you are such an inspiration! Your blog has helped me and continues to help me grow as a woman. Everyday I look forward to reading your blog always excited to see what you have in store for that day. For your special project I was wondering if you can cover what the future holds as far as your clothing line with do you plan on expanding in a way such as lingerie, pajamas, men’s clothing, etc. Best of luck to you in all of your future endeavors to come! xxo

  • Such a sweet edit & i can’t believe it’s been 10 years, I used to watch the show at college haha 🙂

    Mel x
    The online hub guiding your journey to sartorial, career, blog & life success

  • Shannon

    I, too, am so glad you’ve decided to do a special! The Hills has been my guilty pleasure for, well, a decade now! I enjoy watching it back and watching you grow up. The advice and wisdom you always showed to others paired
    with how driven and down-to-earth you are has always been an inspiration to me. So, thank you! 🙂 I’d honestly like you to address that ridiculous scene you didn’t know happened until it aired – Spencer’s over-the-phone “apology”. I know you’re probably so far removed from Speidi at this point (who could blame you!), but every time I’ve watched that I now assume that was the producers trying to convince you to go to the wedding. Your reactions all line up with that theory. So, if that was indeed the case, did you have words with the producers/editors who worked in a fake apology from Spencer? Or were you just relieved your on-camera life was behind you and let it go?

  • Nikki Laraja

    I cant believe its been 10 years, cant wait for the August special!

  • If you could go back and know what you know now, would you change anything? Also, curious to know if the cast members’ internships and jobs were actual employments.

  • Kendall

    WHAT WHAT. Making a note in my calendar as I type.

    I would say my biggest question is, how much was real and how much was scripted or elaborated for the screen?

  • Stephanie Jovel

    Hi Lauren! I am so excited for this special. It feels like only yesterday I was singing “Unwritten” and waiting for my favorite show to start. I absolutely loved the show then – and what the heck, I still watch it on Hulu. I remember loving your sense of style and I still love it now! Can you talk about what it was like working as an intern and now being CEO? Was it your plan/dream all along to have your own brand/company and fashion line? What advice would you give girls who want to pursue something like that? I love you so much! Thank you for Laguna, The Hills, and now this sweet special. (LONG awaited but very much appreciated)

  • Lauren

    I can’t wait to watch! xx

  • Laura Abbott

    Just want you to know I am so inspired by you and your amazing life and what you have been able to accomplish! I wish I could be in fashion like you! But I do have a question about The Hills, I just wanted to know did you have the teen vogue internship before or after you said that you would do The Hills TV show? I am just curious. BTW I love all of your clothes from Kohls. I just wish they were on sale all of the time!

  • Michelle

    In addition to my post yesterday re your clothing line being shipped to the UK etc, Ive thought of a couple more questions:

    1) What is your favourite restaurant in Laguna? I’ve been to Laguna 4 times in the past couple of years (all the way from the UK!) and I’m a fan of a few but would like to try out your fave next time. Also recommendations for LA would be great too. I love LA!

    2) Was Spencer really as crazy as he made out? I follow him on snapchat and he is entertaining but I’m sure he’s ‘not all there’ lol.

    3) Did Teen Vogue mind that you had MTV following you about? Or did they know what they were getting themselves into when they employed you.

    Thank you!!! ?

  • Anna Louise Stephenson

    This show brings back such good memories of the best years of my life so far (aside marriage & my babies) I related to so much of the events & drama that sometimes felt as if I had my own hills lol well done in all your achievements Lauren. ?

  • BAnon

    Lauren, Did you realize at the time that you wore so many headbands? What is your go to accessory choice 10 years later?

  • Nina Hilden

    How much did your experiences in Laguna beach and The Hills affect on your L.A.Candy and The Fame Game books?

  • Lauren Velasquez

    Hey Lauren, My name is also Lauren. All cool people seem to have our name. Weird. Anywho.. I was a huge fan of your show(s) growing up in Lansing, MI along with my friends. We still quote lines from the show till this day. I don’t really have any specials moments I’d like you to share. But I wanted to ask if maybe you could give my friends and I a special moment back? My very dear friend and HUGE fan of yours passed away recently, which has been really hard for his family and friends, He was 24 and had his whole life ahead of him, and I just know he would have wanted to watch your special so bad and relive that MTV nostalgia. I’m not kidding when I say he was a HUGE fan of YOURS, If there is any way you could give a little shout out/remembrance for him during your special it would make SO MANY people happy and glad that the things he cared so much about (Yes you Lauren Conrad were one of those things) cared about him too. Even for just a moment. His name was Micheal Fox. He was my best friend. I miss him every moment of every day. If you see it in your heart to do this one request I promise to be forever grateful. Thanks for your time and I hope this message reaches you. -Lauren V

  • Jake B

    I’m a Steph Pratt fan, and I was wondering if you still see her? She seems like a good time. And Lo. So yeah, hope all is well!


    • Nikita Cavalier

      Do you watch her (Steph) on Made in Chelsea? I love Made in Chelsea. It’s like the British version of the Hills.

  • Crazy!! The pilot!! And now you are doing a candid interview with MTV?!? I need to set my DVR for that now! Ha! But seriously, I will look forward to watching!

    Xox Dana Ivy //

  • Nicole

    Would love to know more about your schooling and your life as a designer now. I’ve been watching since laguna days.

  • Leah

    Can you talk about what is was like when Whitney left for New York and possibly even discuss the City a little bit, idk if the whole cast will be there 🙂

  • Lexi

    Would you ever do a reality show again? Probably not but you were my FAVORITE! Even thought it was odd for you, you changed people’s lives. You made me want to go into fashion and live my dreams! So glad you’re doing this! I’m marking it on my calendar. How is your life now? How’s married life? When are you going to have kids? Do you ever run into Heidi and Spencer? (You know that will be a big question) what do you see for your clothing line at Kohls? (I love it by the way). Was it real or was it acting? A lot of your life seemed so real but they say a lot of acting.

    LOVE YOU LO! There will never be a show like the hills!

  • Julia Mae Terry

    Hi Lauren! I feel like I know you personally because I grew up watching you and wanted to be like you so badly! I remember you being the greatest friend anyone could ask for and was so genuine and loving even to those who didn’t deserve it. I have some questions so here it goes:
    How’s married life? Are you having children? Who are you still friends with from the show? Have you and Heidi made up? Where do you think you would be if you didn’t do the show? And BTW I LOVE your clothing and jewelry line. Love ya!!! xoxo

  • Alice

    Can we get a house tour please of your current house?

  • Melissa

    So excited for this!
    1. What reality shows, if any, do you watch now?
    2. What did your now husband think of your reality show experience when you first started dating?
    3. What is the most annoying misconception fans have about The Hills that you’d like to clear up?

  • ruth

    OMG I’m geeking out over this! I remember forcing my then boyfriend now husband to watch with me. I actually still find myself watching Laguna Beach and The Hills on itunes some days. Love the headband comment that someone posted! So, what is your current must have accessory 10 years later? Will you ever return to TV with a more grownup version of The Hills? Did you ever graduated FIDM? What friendships were real, and at what point did they change? I would love to see behind the senses, all access footage of the most memorable episodes. I feel like throughout the years we have heard from all of the other cast members. I would love to hear YOUR truth. This long awaited treat. This series sparked some heavy hitting debates, Team LC or Team Speidi (thank god we’ve grown up). Thanks for taking us along your journey of evolution Lauren. I am marking my calendar with the date.

  • SoCo Nes

    Yay I am so excited about the special, not only to hear your thoughts on what it was like during taping but the entire process since I am writing a YA series (hope to publish one day) and my characters are going to partake in being in a short series that of course is going to be aired on MTV! While I can’t believe it’s been a decade, I have enjoyed watching all of you grow and take various opportunities that the series helped you guys take whether successful or something to learn from! Especially you and Ste-VEEEN *Kristin* voice lol and speaking of the third wheel, I canNOT believe she is a mom now-AAAAAAHHHHH but I’ve muster up some happiness for her as well haha..looking forward to the special LC (:

  • elisa

    OMG’s so exating to know this..I follow and love you since Laguna’re an inspiration for me. i would like to see all of you’re’re creation and you’re typical day. Your best Italy fan.

  • Do you know when we’ll be able to see the show in the UK? 🙂 Thank you x

  • Kristen

    I want to know why you and Lo stopped talking for a couple years in-between the Hills and Laguna and also why Kristin punched you in the face a couple years before the show ended (why does nobody address that?!)

  • Courtney

    Im just so curious what was real and what wasn’t, not sure if that can be told haha

  • Mikele

    can you talk a little bit about what it was like ‘growing up’, in a sense, on reality tv. Did you feel pressure to be a certain way or did it alter you at all? Please talk about your High school friendship with Lo and the all important question … talk about Steven! The hills was and always will be my fav xxxx

  • Nujoud

    Lauren you are amazing. Yesterday, I had an assignment about your show The Hills from my school UW-Milwaukee and today I was trying to see what has happened to you after all that years. You are such an inspiration.

  • Sarah

    What made you finally want to stop being on tv or really putting your personal life out there to your fans for so many years? Would you ever want to do anything like it again? You were a huge influence on many girls and you are very missed!

  • Sarah

    Also EVERYONE wants to know what was fake vs what was real! I read all the time different cast members saying situations were very set up, Jen has said the night “she hooked up with Brody” that it was all fake. That you all had boyfriends at the time and hung out the same night once filming was over. It’s disapointing now to look back on it all knowing the level of how set up it all was. Just wondering why did you go along with it all when you have always been such an authenic person?

  • Marina Silva

    I would love for you to talk about your current relationship with Stephen Colletti & Lo Bosworth. & Do you still keep in touch with any of the other Laguna Beach cast members?

  • bsms873

    Yesssss!!!! Such amazing news! Here’s a list of our demands lol! We want
    1)To know which storylines were real and which were fake!
    2)A reunion with you and Kristin Cavallari talking together about your beef back then what the OC was like, your lives now, what its like to be married, how much you’ve both changed.
    3)The real truth about your “relationships” with Stephen and Brody, I always felt like it was never really more than friends in real life.
    Basically lots of unexpected REUNIONS between former foes, TRUTH and updates please!

  • Carly Ruggiero

    Hi Lauren,

    In my experience it’s hard enough to keep your friends as you grow older so we’re you planning on talking about how the hills affected that for you? Also if love to hear more about your fashion life and any suggestions to get into the field.

    Thanks! C

  • HC

    What were you thinking after Laguna Beach ended and you had just tasted fame? Were your parents supportive of you moving to LA? If the show wasn’t a hit and you didn’t earn the fame and money required to achieve all your dreams what would you be doing? Did your husband ever watch the show? Would you share your shows with your kids, ie. Letting them watch mommy trying to find love, her place in the world, etc. How often do you visit your family? Obviously the Conrads are well known in Laguna Niguel, but how did everyone else react to LC becoming super famous in the area? Obviously you pursued style, fashion, writing and giving back, but do you regret not venturing into real acting? What do you think that a generation of kids grew up with you? That we knew more about your dating life than our own. How close are you to your siblings Breanna and Brandon still? Once you retire will you move away from the big city for good and retire back to the Laguna area or leave California altogether? Anyways wish you the best Lauren.

  • Hannah Farley

    What happened after you left in the middle of season 5? Did you still hang out with everyone, just without the cameras, or did you distance yourself from the group? Also, who do you still talk to today from the show?

  • Dazsa Foster

    Are you in touch with Hedi ? I always wished you guys could have worked things out even though i 100% understand why you couldn’t at least at that time.

  • Maria Castro

    Did Kristen live in the same house as you, Lo and Adrina? They look very similar. How did you feel when the show was given to Kristen? Was it given to her first it did you decide to leave first? What was Brody’s deal? Why did he date all of these lame girls but couldn’t date you? Did Jason really end up marrying that’s blonde girl?

  • Jamin

    Hi Lauren I’m a huge fan !!!! From Laguna to the hills. I just want to know did dating Brody help you a lot with dating other guys after him?

  • Loes

    Hi Lauren,
    Not sure if you are even able to answer this question… I was (secretly still am) a huge fan of The Hills, but I live in the Netherlands. Will this special project also be aired in my country?
    Xoxo Loes

  • Pri

    Omg! Lauren, you are an inspiration to me. Always thinking with your heart. I really want to watch the episodes in brazil, but Im not sure if mtv will pass the series here! I hope they post on the website, so we all could see.

  • Katelynn

    Will we be able to watch it online somewhere after? Mtv, Hulu or such? I don’t get MTV with my cable

  • Jill Murphy

    Doesnt seem to be on mtv guide at all . Is it def on tonight

  • Ciao Lauren! 🙂 I’m italian fan of you!!! I have read L.A. Candy and i’m fall in love with this amazing trilogy’s books!!! I would like to know if will be there movies about this amazing novels?? They remind me of your Laguna Beach experience! Thank you very much if you will answer me!!! And thank you for all inspiration! I love you! xoxo Luisa ps: I hope in a movie!!! <3

  • Julie Smith

    I would like for you to address some questions I have about Laguna beach because I never really understood what went on wth you, Kristin, and Stephen. Your such an inspiration to me and it would be so wonderful if you could answer the little bit of questions I have for you. It amazes how much success you have accomplished just by the teen vogue internship and although you don’t know me but your an idol.

  • Krista

    Where can i watch the eoisode online??

  • Karen Santos

    If I´m not from the states.. where can I watch the episode ??

  • Hailene

    Where is your pink top from thee off the shoulder one?????

    • Jem

      Yes!! I want to know this too! It’s so pretty.

  • Cici Sanspree

    How can we view the special online?

  • Amber

    Hey Lauren,
    Watching your special and I am in LOVE with the off the shoulder top your wearing!! What are the chances it’s part of your line? Would love to add it to my wardrobe:)

  • Amanda Burri

    Is there a link to the special?

  • Molly Kent


    Where did you get the pink off the shoulder shirt you wore for The Hills special?! It is the cutest!!

    • Christine Southwick

      So cute!

  • holliefabry

    Wherected can I find the pink shirt you wore on the special?? The off the shoulder one?? ?