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Lauren Conrad provided the privileged-yet-palatable girl-next-door persona for the first two season’s of MTV’s humongous hit Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County. Then she moved on to headlining The Hills, the even more successful spin-off reality series that followed her as she studied fashion, interned at Teen Vogue and a fashion PR company, partied with pals Heidi Montag, Whitney Port and Audrina Patridge and blushed over bad boys like Jason Wahler, Brody Jenner and Doug Reinhardt from 2006-2009.Sex tape rumors spread by her ex-bestie Montag and her fiancée Spencer Pratt and the following years-long feud fueled the show’s ratings. Her reality reign paved the way to numerous magazine covers, a 2006 Teen Choice Award win, a cameo in Epic Movie, a deal to be the face of Avon’s youth cosmetics brand mark, a fairly successful fashion line in 2008, a three-year relationship with actor Kyle Howard and chart-topping novels (2009’s L.A. Candy and its 2012 sequel Starstruck) and hip how-to manuals (2010’s Lauren Conrad Style and 2012’s Lauren Conrad Beauty). Following her 2011 split with Howard, she moved on with Something Corporate guitarist William Tell, whom she eventually married in September 2014 in Santa Ynez, Calif.