Lauren “LC” Conrad departed The Hills in 2009 during Season 5; however, the former star of the MTV reality show continues to be a topic of conversation, particularly when it comes to the stars of the spin-off The Hills: New Beginnings.
On Wednesday, ‘New Beginnings’ star Heidi Montag, appeared on the Call Her Daddy podcast to talk about the OG series …and throw some shade at her former best friend and roommate, LC.
In a clip of the episode posted to the Call Her Daddy Instagram page, host Alexandra Cooper told Heidi she respected Lauren for becoming famous and then leaving reality TV, while “everyone else is scrambling.” However, Heidi made it clear that Lauren failed to become the star everyone thought she would be.
Heidi took the opportunity to point out where she believes Lauren’s career went wrong, as well as tout the success of Lauren’s former nemesis Kristin Cavallari.
“Kristin– let’s be honest– is the more successful [one],” Heidi said. “I feel like Lauren didn’t make it as big as she should have.”
While Lauren went on to launch a fashion and beauty line after ‘The Hills,’ as well as publish multiple books, Heidi said with the right team, Lauren would “be a billionaire. She’d be a hundred-millionaire.”
“She’s not where she should have been at all,” Heidi continued. “She has a Kohl’s line, great, whatever. But she should be a hundred-millionaire. Are you kidding me? Who gets that big promotion, that big fame, that big engine behind her, the loved one, the this-and-that? The narrator– no one even gets the narrator show … She should be so rich.”
While it’s not “hundred-millionaire” status, Lauren’s net worth is reportedly valued at $40 million. For the record, Kristin, who runs successful companies Uncommon James and Little James and previously starred on her own reality series, Very Cavallari, has a reported net worth of $30 million.
In addition to making some digs at Lauren’s success–- or lack thereof–- Heidi also accused Lauren of mistreating during their time on the MTV series, most notably when Heidi began dating her now-husband Spencer Pratt. In fact, Heidi claims her former bestie even threatened to have her kicked off the show if she pursued a relationship with Spencer.
“How dare you! I’m not your dog,” Heidi said on Wednesday’s episode. “Yeah, I appreciate you getting me on this show, but that doesn’t mean you own me and you can tell me what to do in my life.”
While many of Lauren’s costars from ‘The Hills’ have returned to the small screen on ’New Beginnings,’ the former Laguna Beach star said in 2020 that she has no intention of making a reality TV comeback. However, Lauren said she appreciates that fans would like her to.
“It’s a lot of time commitment and I did it for a really long time and I’m so grateful for my time on television, but I’m at a place now where between my family and my career, I’ve got a pretty full plate so I’m not looking to add anything,” she said.
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Alot of people hated Spencer…just a loathsome sack of crap. It’s simple…Lauren has class, brains and beauty and you do not Heidi. You had your entire body plastered in plastic and youstill don’t hold a candle to Lauren. And let’s talk about hubbies…lauren’s husband has an actual career that he went to post grad school for and he’s good looking too. Spencer? No college, does nothing except prostitute himself and his wife to stupid reality TV shows and to trolling people that actually have a life. And in the looks department…yikes…Spencer is a 1 on a a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the best looking. I think Lauren has done just fine…Kristen is divorced and her little “empire” of junk jewlery is struggling to survive. Nope…Lauren still is doing just fine.
And Heidi could have been pretty in her older age. Now she looks like the dollar store Barbie.
$40million and she doesn’t have to botch her face/body OR try and maintain a reality tv career at the expense of her dignity? Yes, Lauren you are clearly doing something wrong!
I guess it depends how you measure success. If it’s things like dignity, self respect, quality of life, financial stability and running your own businesses then Lauren is the most successful of the two. If you measure it in trashy reality tv hours and showing up to anywhere that will tolerate you, then Speidi have the crown 🤷♀️
Right. Success is measured mostly by what you dont see.
Lauren seems content, Kristin, probably. Heidi will never be content bc it will never be enough. Shes like Kail in that aspect. Or Farrah.
And yeah, 40 millions, not on tv and a private life, what a bummer …
These people man ..
Wait .. Is Heidi and Spencer not living at his parents guesthouse? 😂
Why is Heidi still talking about Lauren over 10 years later? Why is she so obsessed with her? Maybe Lauren didn’t want to sell her soul for money, im sure $40 million is fine 😂
Weren’t Spencer and Heidi living in their parent’s house because they were so broke a few years back?
What is she even saying?? Lauren Conrad has done a lot and has done most of it off reality tv. She has a whole lifestyle brand and website. Her line with Kohl’s has lasted 12 years and has expanded to include handbags, jewelry, shoes, bedding, limited edition collections and a kids line. She has another clothing line called Paper Crown and it’s sold in Nordstrom. She owns a makeup company Lauren Conrad Beauty and a nonprofit business meant to empower women across the world called The Little Market. Not to mention she has written 9 books and is a New York Times bestselling author. Plus she has a private life with her husband and kids… girl hasn’t been on reality tv since 2009 and she still makes more money than KC. Not that it should be a competition.. but if it was, LC would win hands down.
Spencer actually said on Juicy Scoop podcast a few wks ago that LC could’ve been Kylie Jenner (who is presumably even richer than Kim K). He and Heidi must’ve practiced their schpiel…
Oh Heidi. So, simple and not so sweet. I think LC has done just fine.
Heidi is so jealous, she can’t stand it
I feel I could live pretty comfortably with 40 million and not be on TV
She’s just repeating what Spencer said years ago. He said something along the lines of Lauren couldve been bigger than Kim K had she played her cards right…I love LC and have always been team Lauren, and always will be. Heidi and Spencer were outta pocket for spreading that rumor…but lately Heidi seems like so much fun.
Lauren lives rent free in Heidi’s brain
I mean, Lauren doesn’t have to be on a trashy reality tv show to make money, Heidi.