Whitney Port Recounts ‘Insane’ Moment She Realized Lauren Conrad Would Be on ‘The Hills’: ‘I Was so Fangirling and Freaking Out’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port

After seeing Lauren Conrad on Laguna Beach, Whitney Port may barely include her pleasure when she realized she’d be on The Hills, a by-product of the unique present, with Conrad. 

Port advised the story of how she got here to be on The Hills in an April 2020 episode of her podcast, With Whit, in keeping with People.  Ahead, discover out what the 35-year-old needed to say concerning the actuality present and her first assembly with Conrad. 

‘The Hills’ premiered in 2006

Due to the success of MTV’s actuality sequence, Laguna Beach, the community revived the present with a by-product. The Hills premiered in 2006 and adopted Conrad in addition to Port and others as they navigated life in Los Angeles, Calif., as younger adults. 

Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port
Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port; cropped picture | Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Whitney Port’s street to ‘The Hills’ started with an internship

On her podcast, Port took a stroll down reminiscence lane recounting what began her off on a path to changing into a actuality TV star. Turns out, it began together with her making use of for an internship. 

As a university pupil on the University of Southern California, she utilized for a place as an intern at Teen Vogue. The publication had workplaces in the identical constructing the place Port had beforehand labored for Women’s Wear Daily and someday she went to the Teen Vogue workplaces to submit a resumé. When she did, Port had been advised being on digicam was a should.

“They said, ‘We’re actually accepting applications but only for people that are only interested in being on camera,’” Port stated, including, “I thought, ‘OK, whatever.’”

Whitney Port and Lauren ConradWhitney Port and Lauren Conrad
Whitney Port and Lauren Conrad | Donato Sardella / Contributor

Not lengthy after, Port obtained a cellphone name from MTV about her becoming a member of the forged of The Hills. “I did a casting tape, everything was all good, producers were calling me to set up my first interview, I was supposed to have my first on-camera interview with Lisa Love,” she stated. 

At the time, Love had been the West Coast editor of Vogue and Teen Vogue and on The Hills, Port and Conrad reported to her as interns. 

She fangirled over Lauren Conrad once they first met

Getting able to be in entrance of cameras, Port bought a shock when she noticed Conrad enter the room. “Next thing I know, Lauren Conrad walks in,” Port stated. Not realizing The Hills had been pitched because the follow-up to Laguna Beach, Port didn’t know she’d be starring on a actuality present alongside Conrad. 

“At this level, Laguna Beach had been on, so I knew who she was. I used to be like ‘Whoa, I am on her spinoff show. This is insane,’” Port stated. 

She continued, saying she had a second of disbelief. 

“I was so fangirling and freaking out I couldn’t believe that I would now be on the show with her,” Port stated. “The rest is history,” she added, saying, “We just starting working and filming the show and soon the show became our lives and such a crazy, crazy thing.”

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The Hills ran for six seasons earlier than ending in 2010. Port left the sequence in 2008 to start out her personal spinoff, The City.

Whitney Port says she and Lauren Conrad haven’t spoken in years 

While the 2 appeared like such good pals on The Hills once they would discuss within the Teen Vogue workplaces behind their desktop computer systems, as of late Port and Conrad don’t keep in contact. During a dwell taping of her podcast in Aug. 2019, Port stated she and Conrad hadn’t spoken since across the time they each turned mother and father in 2017. 

Without Conrad as a fellow forged member, Port returned to actuality TV in 2019 to look in a reboot of The Hills referred to as The Hills: New Beginnings. The present has been renewed for a second season. 

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