Q: On "The Hills," how did Heidi and Lauren know each other in the first place? They seem to be from two different worlds.Fear of goths made Heidi, Lauren of ‘Hills’ pals - Ask the reality TV experts- msnbc.com
A: Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag, the best friends and roommates on the first season of "Laguna Beach" spin-off "The Hills," met during orientation at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in 2004. (They have since become enemies.)"Everyone in the room was kind of gothy, and we were the two blonde girls in the room scared out of our minds. I ran up to her and said, 'Will you please talk to me,'" Heidi once told The New York Times. In other interviews, Heidi has said that she'd never actually seen "Laguna Beach," so she didn't recognize Lauren from the series (later, Heidi appeared briefly on "Laguna"). During the second season of "Laguna Beach," Lauren returned after attending school for only a semester. In 2005, she moved to Los Angeles, moved in with Heidi, began attending the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, interned at Teen Vogue and filmed "The Hills." And the rest is MTV history.
By the way, as we learned on last Monday's finale, MTV has ordered an additional eight episodes to extend this season; they'll air early next year and will follow Lauren's time in Paris and the aftermath of Spencer and Heidi's apparent break-up — although the two members of this frequently-despised couple have since appeared together in the real world.
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