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?
Did everyone in the Laguna crew live out their high school dreams? Are they still friends? Kristin’s former BFFs Jessica Smith and Alex Hooser completely fell off the radar, but Stephen, Trey Phillips, and Dieter Schmitz still kick it. And yes, Talan Torriero and Loren Polster are both still ridiculously surfer boy sexy. After some serious investigating, here is your update on where the season one and two Laguna Beach babes and bros are 10 years after MTV first rocked their (and our) world.
The staple hottie of Laguna pursued a career in acting after his time at San Francisco State University. You may have seen him as Chase Adams on One Tree Hill, Teddy Reynolds on VH1’s Hit the Floor, or as a host on MTV’s Total Request Live. We’re not completely sure of his current relationship status and whether or not he’s still dating actress Chelsea Kane. But as we’d hoped, he is still a complete and utter babe. He dated actress Hayden Panettiere
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Lauren made her dreams of working in the fashion industry come true by launching multiple clothing lines (LC Lauren Conrad and Paper Crown) and releasing six books, some of which have been on The New York Times best seller list. After years of watching her pine over Stephen, Lauren finally found herself a hunky lawyer, William Tell, whom she married earlier this month.
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After dabbling in small movie and television roles, including The Hills, Kristin was done with reality TV eventually went down the lifestyle route, starting a line of shoes (Kristin Cavallari by Chinese Laundry), a jewelry line for Glam Boutique, and launching her own app. She is married to Chicago Bears’ quarterback Jay Cutler and the couple has two sons, Camden (two) and Jaxon (four months). She’s also a host on E!’s The Fabulist.
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After her time consoling Lauren Conrad on Laguna and The Hills, Lo stepped away from TV and into lifestyle. She launched a YouTube channel that gives tips on beauty, food, business, and fashion and released a book, The Lo Down, in 2010. As a professional chef and lifestyle expert, she’s also started a business, Reverly House, which delivers party goods. She currently lives in NYC and has a boyfriend.
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Known as the artsy surfer/teen activist who threw the best barbecues, Trey broke out of the Laguna bubble and headed to New York to study at Bard College, and eventually Parsons School of Design. 10 years later, he continues to get his bite of the Big Apple as an Associate Designer for Vera Wang. Not too shabby. We’re happy to say he is still tight with Stephen and Dieter, as seen on their Instagram accounts.
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Morgan Olsen (now Morgan Smith)
Laguna’s bubbly virgin certainly redeemed herself after getting denied from the only college she applied to on national TV. She ended up reapplying and graduated from BYU in 2008. After that, Morgan moved to New York where she took her journalism degree to Elle, Kate Spade, and Guess? She found her sexy Mormon counterpart, Joel Smith, who she married in 2010. Together they have a three-month-old son, Theo. Morgan is currently based in Los Angeles where she works in marketing and strategy at Bugaboo.
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We were introduced to Talan as the junior heartbreaker who courted almost every Laguna girl from Kristin to LC and Lo (at the same time, in the “jacuzzi, jacuzzi”). He recently married his girlfriend of five-plus years, Danielle, who co-owns Effin Shop. The two are based in Los Angeles, where Talan considers himself a “digital marketing guru” as well as a Creative Producer at TMG Digital.
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Christina Schuller (now Christina Sinclair)
Christina didn’t pursue her singing (or marine biology) aspirations long after high school. After graduating from USC, she became a certified fitness instructor, nutritionist, and lifestyle expert, who runs the site Beach Babe Fitness with fitness programs throughout Orange County and Los Angeles. She’s the “proud wife” of Chad Sinclair and the two have a four-month-old baby boy, Patrick.
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Stephen’s high school “wingman” moved on to become a successful hotel general manager. After leading teams in Santa Monica, San Diego, and San Marcos, he is now based in Norwalk, Conn. working for the InterContinental Hotels Group. He also has a pretty blonde girlfriend, who he loves showing off on Instagram.
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Jessica Smith (now Jessica Evans)
Kristin’s BFF Jessica quickly escaped the spotlight after her run on (three seasons of) Laguna. She’s now married with two kids — a boy and a girl — and still lives in California. From the looks of it, she spends a lot of her time posting pics of her children. (A lot.)
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Trey’s sidekick and the party boy we knew as “Polster” studied at the California Polytechnic State University, and is now a Graphic and Web Designer based in Manhattan after relocating from Oregon. Polster still hangs with the Laguna guys, and the last we saw of his girlfriend was over a year ago. We hope to God he is single again, because he is looking damn fine.
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Kristin’s sidekick was notorious for stating the obvious (“You really like Stephen, huh?”), and completely fell off the map after the show. Apparently, she’s still close with Alex Murrel — duh, they were known as “The Alexs.” She now lives in Hawaii and is newly engaged.
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After her time on Laguna and The Hills, Jen pursued a career in the healthcare field an studied at Tufts University, USC, and Loyola University. She is currently working towards her Masters in Public Health at UC Berkeley and married Taylor Dunphy last month. She often posts health and fitness tips on Twitter.
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The former Laguna drama queen didn’t pursue an acting career for long. She studied communications at Chapman University and is currently is a Director of Media at a marketing agency, MOX, in Newport Beach. She’s currently engaged and still close with Taylor Cole.
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We saw Laguna’s very own bad boy on Celebrity Rehab after several run-ins with the law. Now four years sober, Jason got married a year ago to model Ashley Slack in Malibu. He is now looking sexy as ever. Seriously, Colin Farrell status. Today, it looks like he spends his time giving tips on staying sober through his site Wahlers Wellness, as well as doing interviews and photo shoots and looking pretty.
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Laguna’s “new girl” went from pageant queen to cupcake queen, as the winner of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars in 2011. She has started her own business, Casey’s Cupcakes, which has stores throughout Southern California. It seems like she is happily taken at the moment.
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