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.
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(Photos via Vince Bucci, Charley Gallay, Mark Mainz +Dave Kotinsky / Getty)
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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