" when criticizing Spencer Pratt during the second season, and "You know what you did!" when arguing with Heidi Montag over her alleged involvement with sex tape rumors involving herself in the third season.Conrad herself commented that The Hills was intended to be an "aspirational" program despite being "laced with scandal and catfights", stating that the storyline differed from the "shock value" emphasized in recent programming.Conrad has additionally been recognized for originating several now-famous quotes on The Hills, including "He's a sucky person!Forget about Kyle Howard, Brody Jenner and Stephen Colletti: Paper Crown designer Lauren Conrad has a new man in her life!The former reality star, 26, has been dating University of Southern California law student William Tell, 32, "for a few months," a source tells the new issue of Us Weekly (out now).During its production, she was often referred to by the initialism "L.
In May 2009, Conrad left The Hills after five seasons, and was replaced by former Laguna Beach cast member Kristin Cavallari.
During production of the first season, Conrad and Port held internships with Teen Vogue under the direction of West Coast Vogue editor Lisa Love; she stated that they had to interview successfully for the positions, "regardless of what the cameras wanted".
During the third season, Conrad ended her friendship with Montag after she suspected that Montag and Pratt were responsible for rumors of a sex tape involving herself and her former boyfriend Jason Wahler; the ensuing feud carried through each subsequent season in which Conrad appeared.
Her father added that Conrad "wasn't a great student [and] wasn't that interested" during her childhood, although noted that "we figured out along the way that she was an artist and her real love was fashion." Alongside eventual castmates Lo Bosworth, Kristin Cavallari, and Stephen Colletti, Conrad was educated at Laguna Beach High School.
In 2004, they starred in Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, an MTV reality television series which documented their lives during high school.
I think it's a good thing to feel like you have to prove something, because you're always going to have to work a little bit harder." Since appearing on Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, Conrad has been recognized as being among the first individuals to benefit from the popularity of reality television in the early 2000s.