The 4 Unforgettable Moments All Fans of The Hills Will Never Get Over
When The Hills premiered on MTV in 2006, reality TV was still finding its footing. The sort of real life-meets-scripted that’s now de rigeur was novel enough at the time that fans were often frustrated by producers’ insistence the show was entirely real, and the series ending, with the background revealed to be a studio set, was extremely polarizing. This week, series star and girlboss extraordinaire Lauren Conrad took us on a trip down memory lane during MTV’s The Hills 10th anniversary special.
1. The Paris trip
Who didn’t cringe when Lauren chose love — or what she thought was love — over the chance to work for Teen Vogue in Paris for the summer?! Oof. No cute boyfriend and Malibu summer house are worth that. You could totally see the disappointment on editor Lisa Love’s face, even after the summer ended. “Did that work out for you?” Lisa asked at the beginning of season two. Way to twist the knife, Lisa.
2. “You have chosen.”
Of all the petty ways to shut a person down, telling them something like “you don’t have to choose between me and your new boyfriend I hate… but you have” has got to be in the top five. I’m not making you choose him over me, but you’re doing it anyway! Lauren is, of course, usually the hero of The Hills, but this was cold.
3. “You know what you did!”
One of the revelations to come out of last week’s The Hills 10th anniversary special was the fact that producers essentially set up the confrontation between Heidi and Lauren at Les Deux in the third season premiere. With Lauren believing Heidi and Hills uber-villain Spencer Pratt started a rumor about her and ex-boyfriend Jason, she (understandably!) didn’t want to be around the pair. But producers knew the meetup would lead to the fireworks viewers wanted, so they had all three show up at a party, leading to Lauren uttering the instantly infamous accusation.
4. “I want to forgive you… and I want to forget you.”
By the end of season 3, Heidi had been living with Spencer for a while and was starting to chafe at the insular world the two of them had created. She decided to try reaching out to both Lauren and Audrina, leading to the conversation in the apartment Lauren had once shared with Heidi, in which Lauren made it perfectly clear that while she was no longer angry, she had no love left in her heart for her former bestie.
What was your favorite moment from The Hills? Let us know on Twitter @BritandCo!
(Photos via Vince Bucci, Charley Gallay, Mark Mainz +Dave Kotinsky / Getty)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!