12 Reasons ‘Laguna Beach’ Was Fake
It’s been a decade since the original cast of Laguna Beach took its final bow on MTV and the reality TV stars started life outside of high school. Since the show aired, rumors flew over whether the show’s events were real or fictionalized for the sake of ratings. According to Stephen Colletti, “Any time people’s lives are displayed on TV, and there’s cameras around, there [is] a barrier there…But…these people did all live in Laguna and we did all know each other.” Now their secrets are out and here is an exposé on Laguna Beach: The Fake Orange County.
12. Fake Dates
While filming Laguna Beach, Stephen Colletti took Lauren Conrad out to dinner and brought her flowers, all while he was dating Kristen Cavallari. According to Cavallari, these dates were set up by the network and “never would have happened if it weren’t for the show.”
11. Bad Girl Kristin
Kristin Cavallari is actually not the bad girl she is made out to be on Laguna Beach. The show’s creator Liz Gateley stated, “If Kristin said something nice about someone, we would edit it out. We wanted her to be the bad girl. That’s what you do in reality producing.” Cavallari wasn’t happy about this. “I was really, really upset. I cried for hours and hours after I saw the first episode,” she said.