Get to know our editor-in-chief Lauren Conrad

I hope you’ve all enjoyed our month of Ask Me Anything August so far, because I sure have enjoyed writing my Ask Lauren posts. It’s always interesting to go through your questions and comments, then sit down to do some writing and give my two cents on each topic. To round out the theme of this month, I’ve put together one last Ask Lauren post where I’m sharing 25 things you didn’t know about me. I personally love reading these types of posts, so I hope you enjoy finding out some new facts about yours truly! Let’s get started, shall we? 

1. Dirty Dancing is one of the few movies I can watch over and over again. Nobody puts Baby in a corner!
2. Backgammon is one of my favorite games. My husband and I play all the time.
3. My favorite vacation ever was a trip I went on to Italy with my family six years ago. We went for two weeks and traveled all over the country.
4. I have chipped (and had to fix) my front left tooth 3 times in the last year. Klutz.
5. When I travel my go-to street food is a fresh coconut. They’re so hydrating, and the coconut meat is a great little snack.
6. I can make a mean chicken dish with an artichoke, white wine and butter sauce, served over angel hair pasta. My husband calls it Chicken Á La Lauren.
7. In high school I had to play softball for the PE credit and I was so terrible that my position was “scorekeeper”.
8. I was in ASB student government when I was in high school. What can I say… I love my party planning.
9. I’ve been skydiving twice.
10. I have two dogs named Chloe and Fitzgerald. We named little Fitz after F. Scott Fitzgerald (if you ask me) and John F. Kennedy (if you ask William).
11. I can’t stand the smell of lemongrass. It makes me really nauseous. Lemon blossoms, however, are one of my favorite smells in the world.
12. When I was in high school I was playing Twister at a pep rally in front of the entire student body and my pants fell down. I blame the low-rise jeans trend…
13. My name is Lauren Katherine, which is a version of my Mother’s first and maiden name, Katherine Lawrence, flipped.
14. Growing up we had tons of pets—dogs, cats, box turtles, hamsters, parakeets, finches, and an aquarium full of fish. My mom is an animal lover.
15. My favorite plant I grow in my garden is roses.
16. I love any combination of the colors cream, blush and gold.
17. My parents have been married for 33 years.
18. My engagement ring is the best gift I’ve ever received.
19. My favorite meal is Pho. I would eat it everyday if I could.
20. I’m really good at Tetris.
21. My girls crush is Emilia Clark from Game of Thrones. I love her Instagram. Why is she the cutest thing ever?
22. My go-to cocktail at a bar is an extra dirty martini.
23. My must-have product is sunscreen. It’s the first thing I put on every morning
24. I strongly believe that really good vanilla bean ice cream is underrated.
25. I met my husband when I was 16 and sitting onstage at one of his concerts. Ten years later we were set up on a blind date.

What fact from the list above surprised you the most?

Let me know what you thought in the comments below! And if you have a list of fun facts most people don’t know about you, feel free to share. I’d love to read your answers.

XO Lauren

Photos: Yoni Goldberg/Celebrate
  • Thanks for sharing! I love how you are so open with your readers. I find you very relatetable. It’s nice to see celebrities be themselves and more real. I love roses too! They are such a beautiful flower. I plan on using them when I get married. 🙂
    Kiersten @Autumn Country Girl

  • I would choose purses too!

  • Tanya

    Share that chicken recipe please!

  • Alicia

    I am surprised most about that you have been skydiving!!! That is so amazing! I couldn’t do it. Please share the Chicken A La Lauren! I always love when you post simple recipes

  • Michelle

    Cream, blush and gold were my wedding colors!! The bridesmaids wore sparkly sequin (tasteful) gold dresses!

  • Amber

    Dirty Dancing is one of my favs too! I cry every time I watch it haha

  • Nia Lanni

    The sky diving was a bit of a surprise..i would love to give that a go once.

  • Jessica Moore

    This is my favorite post to date. Please share that recipe!

  • CaSarah

    Is William a performer? How did you meet him onstage when you were 16? And what was the blind date? Your friends set you up and didn’t tell you a thing about him, name, or show you pictures? I need more detailed info!!!!❤️

  • Evan

    I was most surprised by #25: talk about fate! #6 – please share the recipe! I’m always looking for new ideas to mix things up! #13 is so cute, I love the idea of playing off family names for kids 🙂

  • I was a little surprised and excited that your favorite game is backgammon… I use to play it all the time in hs. I need to let things slow down and get back to board games! Thanks for the read Lauren!
    X’s O’s

  • erin l

    I’m surprised that you met William 10 years ago!!! 🙂 Talk about meant to be!! 🙂

    And we are 2 of a kind– chipped left tooth except mine’s on the right. It’s covered with a veneer! 🙂

    • erin l

      PS- share some pictures of your Italy trip? 🙂

  • Kim Blaylock

    that you love pho!

  • Studded Dahlia

    I loved reading this! I agree, these posts are always a joy to read. Thanks for sharing!


  • Carleen Murphy

    I was most surprised that you met Will when you were 16; what a sweet story! Dirty Dancing is & will forever be, AMAZING.

  • Tamara Yankovskaya


  • Jessica

    I agree with the majority in 25 being the most surprising!❤ I live for stuff like that! So romantic!

  • TQ

    I love that you love Pho. A true Orange County girl!

  • I have a major crush on Emilia Clark too! I can not walk outside of the house without sunscreen – no one should in my opinion!

  • What sunscreen do you use Lauren?

  • Aww I really loved the last one 🙂 Very heartwarming how you remembered meeting your husband for the first time <3 Haha and yes! I'm not the only one about vanilla bean ice cream! My logic is, vanilla is such a classic flavor, and if you can't get that right, then I don't trust you to make any other flavor good too hahah!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Catherine

    NO 25. That you met William when you were 16. Thats my over-all best. I love things like that, its the sweetest and cutest thing.

  • Jasmine Simone

    Finally someone else who agrees vanilla ice cream is underrated!

    How did you manage to chip your tooth three times! lol

    Jasmine x

  • P in NYC

    I’ve discovered that we could hangout and do more than talk about hair, makeup, and food. I LOVE backgammon and I have a Tetris problem.

  • I love this type of post too. It’s a great way to get to know better people you look up to! I was surprised by fact #4, I never thought you’d be clumsy 😉

  • love this post!

  • Kari Guastella

    Love this! Thanks for sharing all of these. Too cute!

  • Chrys

    #25 is the cutest! I remember listening to Something Corporate as a teen! I love cute love stories like that!

  • Jacqueline Jolani

    I loved this Lauren! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  • Loved this post, Lauren! Such a fun idea – and I agree with you on the vanilla ice cream!

  • I have yet to see dirty dancing and really really want to! It must be a good’un if you would watch it repeatedly and yes a good pho is delicious!! although I do love a yaki udon!

  • How cool that you met William at 16? My husband and I always wonder if we ever unknowingly crossed paths before we met.

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  • My fav food is Pho too, and I am Tetris Queen. I can play that game all night! I’m inspired now. I’m going to do my own 25 list! XOXO

  • There are so many things I didn’t know! I think the most surprising is that you’ve been sky diving twice!

    Brittany |

  • Amy Pham Berthod

    I loves Pho too. Yummyyyyy

  • Stephanie

    What red nail polish is this?? LOVE IT!!

  • Petra Solomon

    I really loved this Lauren! Thanks for sharing 25 things about you…!!

  • Arianna

    Hey Lauren!!!! First off let me say that you are my idol and I love you! I recently had a situation just like you a few years ago on The Hills. My best friend is dating this guy who started a rumor about me and spread it all over. I don’t know who to be mad at or what to say. Can u help?

  • I have been wanting to do a post like this on my blog. You have inspired me to finally sit down and do it! I loved all of your facts.

  • thesprintsisters

    This post is such interesting, we also want to wrtite a post like this. We don’t know that you played softball.

  • Thalabathi Vijay

    Fab post! thank you for sharing.

  • Kate

    First of all, 33 years is crazy! Congrats to your parents!

    I have a question for you: one of my biggest dream is a road trip to Italy. Which city or area is the most romantic in your opinion (I consider to get married in Tuscany) plus what was the most surprising thing in your trip to Italy?

  • Courtney Lynn Offutt

    Cute! I am happy when people do things like this to make them more “real” to the average Joe. It is so easy for people to idolize celebs and place them on top of a pedestal. Maybe that is why paparazzi feel like they can harass the Hollywood population. Anyways getting back on track! I really thought it was funny how you have chipped your tooth so many times this year! We need to get you a mouth guard or a personal pillow servant to catch your falls! All the Best Courtney XOXO

  • Nicole

    The lemongrass surprised me the most. Love the cotton candy cake in the picture. Is the recipe on your site?

  • Jacquette

    My name is also a combo of my mother, I’m Jacquette and my mother was Jacqueline Goyette. It’s a pretty cool thing being named after the most important woman in your life.

  • Min Wang

    Wow, so cool that you have the same love for pho as me! I definitely could eat it for every meal. I also believe sunscreen is very important, and I try to make a habit of putting it on, but sometimes I forget! #24 is so true, vanilla ice cream is the best! I prefer it over chocolate!

    Insta: @sweetcandy01