When you went to Cabo for spring break in Season 1 of Laguna Beach, your dad and Lauren's dad were shown in the episode hanging out.
Were your dads friends while you and Lauren were rivals?
Was there as much of a rivalry between you and Lauren as the show portrayed? I didn't hate her before MTV came and the way it sort of turned into. I think they sort of kept it going by having my boyfriend at the time going and hanging out with Lauren, which was hard! I kept being like, "No, that's Lauren's thing — I'm NOT going to do it." But with her leaving, obviously, it was too good of an opportunity to pass up.
KC: I think because of the show, the rivalry between Lauren and I sort of escalated. And that's because I felt like she was trying to steal my boyfriend. When you were returning to reality TV on The Hills, MTV was promoting your return with the slogan "the bitch is back." Do you feel like you deserved to be called "the bitch"?
You were 17 years old when you signed on to do Laguna Beach.
How did your parents initially feel about you doing the reality show?
I have kept in touch with a lot of people and I do hear about everyone else through the people I do keep in touch with.KC: I missed my 10-year high school reunion because it was literally, I think, four days after I had my daughter.I was SO upset about that; I was really looking forward to it.When I decided to come on board, I made a decision and I was like, "OK, this is my job and I'm going to separate my Hills life from my real life." It happened on Laguna Beach where you don't know what's real and fake and I saw cast members who couldn't distinguish what was real and what was fake anymore.It was kind of scary to see so I kept them very separate so that I didn't go crazy.