10 Revelations From ‘The Hills: That Was Then, This Is Now’ Anniversary Special
Back on May 31, 2006, MTV aired one of its most popular reality shows on its roster, The Hills. Back then reality TV was a bit more sparse and a bit more like scripted shows and fans of Laguna Beach were excited to follow some of their favorite stars to the next chapter of their lives with The Hills. In honor of the 10 year anniversary of the show, MTV convinced star Lauren Conrad to do an anniversary special, and she definitely did not disappoint! In The Hills: That Was Then, This Is Now, Conrad looked back on her time at the show which she has greatly distanced herself from and revealed so much more about what was really happening, and what MTV never aired. Here are the 10 best spilled secrets and revelations from Conrad’s return to MTV with the special!
10. Teen Vogue Reality
Maybe because she was on a reality show for quite some time, it seems Lauren had a difficult time sometimes distinguishing her real life from the show, and one of those confusing moments was when it came to her job at Teen Vogue. Naturally the entire job had been set up for her, and there was basically no chance she wasn’t going to get it, but Lauren had no idea. Producer Sophia Rossi stated, “She really thought she worked at Teen Vogue,” and Lauren added, “I really did! I never assumed anything was mine, especially in that situation.” Even Lauren’s dad, Jim, chimed in saying, “It was cute, she was so naive. When she was going for her interview for her job with Teen Vogue, she was so nervous about whether or not she was going to get the job.”
9. Brody Jenner Showmance
In the years since leaving the show, Lauren Conrad has spoken out about the fact that MTV pushed her and Brody together, but it was never real, and she set the record straight on the special. “I definitely had a crush on Brody but the funny thing was, we had zero chemistry. He was my friend, I enjoyed spending time with him, but it always felt forced.” She added that she went along with the fake romance because she knew it was essential to the show. “There was so much pressure on me at that point for me to get a boyfriend or date someone who would be on camera that I just let them.” However, that didn’t make the romance any easier as she also revealed that they spent a lot of time re-filming scenes of the two kissing because the chemistry wasn’t real and a scene aired at the special showed Lauren breaking away from the kiss and saying, “Can we please be done!? This is the most awkward thing ever!”