“I knew people who called the paparazzi on themselves! Their point of view is “They’re going to photograph me anyway, and this way I get paid half of what they make.” I could never bring myself to do it, but it was kind of fun to write it from that point of view,” Lauren says of her new book about a bad girl who brings the drama on her reality show.
When asked if she watched The Hills finale: “I didn’t ever watch it,” Lauren said. “I swear on my life! I only watched the last minute and a half at the finale party.”
On her body image, Lauren said, “On the vacation to Cabo, I wore a bathing suit on the beach for the first time in years. Usually I’m just petrified. A couple of years ago someone zoomed in on my cellulite and it was so mean. I took it really personally. I haven’t worn a bathing suit in L.A. in years because of that.”
On dating, she said, “I wish I dated as much as people thought I did! It’s really funny because almost everyone that I’m reportedly “dating” is a friend of mine. About half my friends are guys, and I’ve always gotten along really well with guys. You just have to laugh at it.”
On her friendships from The Hills: “The show is what brought a lot of us together, and when it was gone, we didn’t have anything in common anymore.”
What really happened on set: “During shooting, the producers would send us quick text messages telling us what to talk about. They couldn’t walk through the shot, so they’d just text me, like, “Say something quick about this story line.” That’s why we were always checking our phones!”