We all hated saying goodbye to The Hills when the MTV reality series ended in 2010. Even if the whole thing was fake (still crying), we long for the nights at Les Deux and those epic mascara tears. Laguna Beach alums Lauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallari are obviously killing it, but you’d be surprised to know which cast members are giving them a run for their money in 2015.
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MTV’s 2004 series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County was ahead of its time in the reality TV game. It spawned spin-offs like The Hills and The City, and as a result is responsible for introducing the world to Spencer Pratt. It’s been 10 years since Kristin and Lauren competed for the attention of local heartthrob Ste-phen, and while they might be over it today, their simple yet addicting series has left us with a handful of moments we still can’t shake.
Let’s go back, back to the beginning… It’s hard to believe it has already been a DECADE since we indulged in the high school drama on the sunny shores of Laguna Beach. From the love triangles, to the bonfires and the black and white parties, we felt like we came to know the cast personally — which makes it crazy to think the once 17-year-olds are now married with businesses and families of their own. We know Stephen Colletti has found some showbiz success, along with former arch enemies Kristin Cavallari and Lauren Conrad. But what about everyone else?
It’s been almost 10 years since we watched them fight over Stephen Colletti on Laguna Beach, but do you still remain a loyal member of Team Kristin or Team LC?
Was Snooki drunk when she “wrote” her books? Will my butt look like Kim‘s in the Kardashian Kollection? Will Skinny Girl help us shred a few? They may have gotten into a few bar fights, pulled each other’s hair, or cursed America out on national TV, but these stars sure did take advantage of their broadcast leverage and turned their 15 minutes of reality fame into multimillion dollar fortunes. While we once may have mercilessly laughed at them, these numbers are no joke.
Some actors, athletes and musicians have longevity — their talent and fame will have them in the public eye until long after they’re 6 feet under. Others, well, if they didn’t plan ahead when they made it big, they kinda need to find new ways to pay the bills. We’ve already visited the political options available to stars, but there are other great career paths too.
More than trips to Paris and mascara tears, The Hills will be remembered for its connection to fashion. Not only did we covet the going-out tops and high heels Lauren, Heidi, Audrina, and Co. would sport during the work day or late nights out at Les Deux, we watched as they followed their dreams at FIDM, Teen Vogue, People’s Revolution, and beyond. Which means it’s not entirely out of left field that three years after the finale, three of the show’s protagonists have clothing lines of their own.