The Hills, envisioned as a spinoff of the genre-defining Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, catapulted Conrad and her peers Heidi Montag, Audrina Patridge, and Whitney Port to reality-TV stardom. Conrad admits she rewatched the show's pilot to commemorate the occasion: "it was a little difficult watching my younger self struggle -- I was in way over my head! It was odd watching all of us just starting out, with no idea what the future held," she writes on her blog.
Come August 2 at 10pm, MTV will give us the chance to catch up with LC via The Hills: That Was Then, This Is Now. The program promises to show us what Lauren's up to nowadays as well as "discuss some of the show's best-kept secrets." So far, there's little word on whether her ex-roomies will be joining in on the fun -- but from what we've heard, Heidi could use the paycheck.