It has been 10 years since MTV’s hit series The Hills first premiered and, in honor of the milestone anniversary, a lot of the cast came together to spill secrets like never before. Fans of the reality series and the cast are well aware that in the years since it first aired, and especially since it ended in 2010, may of the stars have spoken about how “fake” and “manipulated” the series really is. Luckily, Lauren Conrad, Audrina Patridge, Spencer Pratt, Heidi Montag Pratt and more gave in depth interviews for the 10 year anniversary, letting the rest of the world in on even more secrets, and never known behind-the-scenes facts. Check out the 10 biggest secrets and revelations from the reunion interviews:
10. For the Fame
It has become quite common now for reality stars, especially MTV reality stars, to complain about how edited and fake the shows they star in are, yet still don’t quit. We all know they don’t want to give up the paycheck, and for once someone owned up to it. In the interview with InStyle for the anniversary, Lauren Conrad admitted, “I initally signed on because I wanted the paycheck. I was going to college, my parents weren’t financially supporting me anymore, and I had used up all my Laguna [Beach] money. So when Adam [the producer] came to me and said, ‘Do you want to do this show?’ I was like, ‘Yep!'” Unsurprisingly, Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt also admitted to being lured in for the money and not caring about how the show made them look. “During season 1, all of my stuff was from thrift stores or hand-me-downs. When I started getting a little more money, I got into the heels and Birkins. I had a million-dollar closet,” Heidi stated. Spencer added, “I just had a show [Princes of Malibu] canceled, so I wanted the ratings. I was always chasing that payday. I loved going to Hermès and buying everything. I was eating dinner with Wolfgang Puck, having him cut my steak for me every night.” Now, everyone is well aware the pair have fallen on hard times after continuing their extravagant lifestyle with no show to back them up.