Early Life and Career
Lauren Katherine Conrad, widely known as Lauren Conrad, was born on February 1, 1986 in Laguna Beach, California, U.S.. At an early age, she has already expressed her keenness to work for the fashion industry. During her teens, she attended Laguna Beach High School.
In 2004, at age 18, she appeared as herself in the MTV reality television series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County. The show was all about documenting the lives of Conrad and her other friends like Kristin Cavallari and Stephen Colletti.
It was also in 2004 that she graduated from high school. Shortly after, she enrolled at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California though only for one semester. There, she met Heidi Montag. After the second season of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County finished wrapping up, she decided to leave the show.
She then moved to Los Angeles to attend Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. After relocating to LA in 2005, she was given her own spin-off series titled The Hills, which started airing on May 31, 2006. The show documented her life, along with her housemate Heidi Montag and her friends Audrina Patridge and Whitney Port.
While working on the first season of the show, she worked as an intern at Teen Vogue. She then worked at fashion publicist Kelly Cutrone’s PR firm People’s Revolution in 2008. It was also during this time that she began to venture into acting. For her time on reality television, she has won four Teen Choice Awards for Choice Female Reality TV from 2006 to 2009.
She made her acting debut in 2008 with guest appearances on the television shows Greek and Privileged. She has also appeared in reality competitions like America’s Next Top Model and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, as well as in Punk’d and Fashion Police. Her film debut, on the other hand, was in the 2007 comedy movie Epic Movie.
Conrad, not only ventured into acting, she has also entered the world of publishing. In 2009, she released her first book L.A. Candy, which became a bestseller on The New York Times. She has since published Sweet Little Lies, Sugar and Spice, Lauren Conrad Style, The Fame Game, Lauren Conrad Beauty, Starstruck and Infamous.
Has Lauren Conrad had Plastic Surgery?
Lauren Conrad has had several ventures in the entertainment industry and achieved successes in all of them. She definitely needs to work more on being an actress, if that’s something that she considers as a long-term career, but her works on reality television, even being an author and fashion designer seem to be paying off.
However, there’s one issue that many observers just can’t get enough of – her take on plastic surgery. A few years back, she was considered the only one in The Hills that didn’t go under the knife, as housemate Montag surely did have, even her pal Audrina Partridge did something to her boobs. But Conrad?
In an interview before, she said: “I don’t think so. But you know what, I prefer a flatter-chested look, that’s just kind of me. I think it’s more of a more of a fashion look. If you look at a lot of high-fashion models and things like that, they’re always you know, a little flatter… I like the way clothes fit better.”