Lauren Conrad: "Reality TV today isn't how it used to be"

Published Thursday, Jul 18 2013, 20:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Lauren Conrad has admitted that she feels reality TV nowadays is nothing like how it was during her time on The Hills, since new shows are more concerned with shocking their viewers.

The former television star has left the cameras behind and has since gone on to design her very own range of handbags and pen a series of best-selling books, so it's no surprise that she has no desire to return to the world of reality TV.

Lauren Conrad - 5.7.2013 - New Malibu Island Spiced Launch Party


Nevertheless, Lauren claims that The Hills - a spin off from Laguna Beach, the show that she originally found fame on - was still an inspiring watch and didn't fixate on scandal or outlandish scenarios as much as she feels some of these more recent reality programmes.

Speaking to US Weekly, the 27-year-old said: "... As much as The Hills was laced with scandal and catfights and whatnot, I think it was still meant to be an aspirational show..."

Lauren added that she and her co-stars were each working towards their careers and ambitions throughout the series, which presumably is something that she feels isn't seen as much on current reality shows.

But while the California native may not have a bad word to say against The Hills, she still has no intention of catching up with the likes of Audrina Patridge, Brody Jenner, Heidi Montag or any of the other cast members for a reunion.

Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag on The Hills

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Lauren famously fell out with former BFF Heidi (pictured) on The Hills

In fact, Lauren admitted to US Weekly that she wasn't even sure if her co-stars would want to reunite!

It looks like we'll just have to make do with re-runs of The Hills instead.

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