Audrina and jason dating the hills
A handful of fabricated feuds and unwatchable Heidi-Spencer fights later, The Hills folded after six seasons.
In its 10 years off the air, the reality TV trailblazer has continued to make its mark.
And without The Hills, which revealed America’s endless appetite for watching pretty people check their Black Berry’s and stare vacantly out the window at L. hotspots, how would we have been able to predict the runaway success of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, a show on which two sisters eating salads constitutes a legitimate subplot?
Suffice to say, every unemployed actress, fake intern, professional villain, and walking haircut with reality TV airtime on their résumé owes a debt of gratitude to LC and Kristin—not to mention Heidi Montag, Audrina Patridge, the Pratt siblings, Lo Bosworth, and even Whitney Port (let’s not talk about The City, though).
Without the success of Laguna Beach and The Hills, we might not have Gossip Girl, let alone NYC Prep.
The Hills popularized reality TV that suspends reality, paving the way for a world in which we all watch as bachelorettes pledge their entire lives to unemployed aspiring celebrities season after season, reality TV divorce rate be damned.
After a slew of acting gigs, Kristin Cavallari settled down and had three kids.
Next, we revisit an iconic scene: a brokenhearted Lauren returning Jason Wahler’s golf clubs.
Apparently, this really was the first time LC had seen Jason since their breakup, which had occurred during a filming hiatus.
While that’s all well and good, we still have some questions: Why did Justin Bobby consistently dress like an East Village betch on her way to brunch?
Did Audrina insist on appearing at least once an episode in a bikini and tanning oil?