Former ‘Laguna Beach’ & ‘The Hills’ Star Lo Bosworth Reveals Why She’ll Never Return to Reality TV

“Hmm… no thanks!”

As The Hills: New Beginnings looks to resume filming on Season 2, Lo Bosworth, who appeared on Laguna Beach and later on The Hills, shares why her reality TV days are behind her. 

In an interview with ET, Lo opened up about being cast on ‘Laguna Beach’ as a high school student and the challenges she faced once the MTV series premiered. 

“I was cast onto television when I was in high school. I believe it was our junior year and we filmed that first season of ‘Laguna [Beach]’ when I was 17,” she recalled. “When I went to school and the first episode premiered, I had to figure out pretty quickly how I felt about my new role within this public-facing universe.

“But once you open Pandora’s box, you can’t close it again. There’s no going back. So from that point forward, it was me as a young person figuring out how to deal with what I was dealing with.”

“It was challenging for me, certainly,” she continued. “I think other people really love the limelight and love to be on social media, love to put their lives out there. For me, I’m a much more private person and I really love having a normal job and going to work every day.” 

In 2016, Lo founded Love Wellness, a company that provides clean, personal care products for women. 

Back in 2018, Lo’s former co-star Kristin Cavallari, also a business owner, returned to reality TV to star in her own show, E!’s Very Cavallari, which focused largely on the inter-employee relations at her Uncommon James store. When asked at the time if she would ever consider doing a show about her business, Lo said she had no interest in returning to reality TV. 

“I’m a feminist and I find that a lot of the storylines portrayed on reality television aren’t particularly supportive of women or their missions in life or their businesses,” she said. “So, it’s just not something that’s for me.

“I know how reality television operates and I’m not interested in perpetuating a culture of drama around anyone or anything,” she continued. “It’s just not who I am. I don’t like to gossip about people. I don’t like to cause trouble.” 

Despite the “challenging journey” she faced when attempting a “normal” life after reality TV, Lo said it was the right move for her. 

“I think you have opportunities to continue to pursue a career in entertainment, if that suits you, or you can go back to a more private life, but have to deal with people knowing who you are,” she explained. “For me, I wanted to prove myself and I wanted to prove that I’m a person that has more to offer than just drama on a television show. I’m smart, I have perspective, I have a platform and I want to use it for positive change.” 

As for some of her former co-stars now appearing on ‘The Hills’ reboot, ‘The Hills: New Beginnings,’ Lo said it’s “fun” to see them reunite, but she’s “not sure if [she] would ever participate in something like that again.” 

“I have really created my own path that I’m just so happy to be on and I think I’m getting close to succeeding in building the life I always dreamt of for myself,” she said. “I live all the way across the country and I’m really focused on where I’m at in my life right now. Frankly, I don’t want paparazzi standing outside my building waiting for me. That’s not a life I choose for myself. I’m in control of my own narrative at this point and it’s the happiest I’ve ever been.”

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(Photos: Instagram; MTV)

5 Responses

  1. I agree with her that much of reality TV is anti-feminist. Most of it is focused on women being portrayed as catty or stupid. Of course there are exceptions to this, but most of the shows focus on this kind of trash for ratings rather than highlighted who contribute something positive to society.

  2. She’s a bully and a snob and a bitch. Buh bye…. also her face is just as annoying now as it was back then.

  3. I highly doubt anyone was beating down Lo’s door begging for her monumental return to her boring reality tv days. The hills reboot was a bust anyway, I’m surprised it got renewed for a season 2.

  4. If she would just stop talking to the press about how she would never do a reality show again, she could graciously go into obscurity like she claims she so desperately wants…but alas, here we are…another article where Lo says she’s too good to do reality TV. I really don’t think anyone has told her that her nor her self righteous attitude is missed on TV by anyone…she was a snob back then, and she’s still a snob today. Very unlikeable.

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