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By Molly McGonigle
Lauren Conrad has come a long way since her days of "Laguna Beach" and "The Hills." Most notably, Conrad has established herself as the most successful lady of the bunch by building a not-so-mini empire. With a successful Kohl's line, the successful book franchise "L.A. Candy" and another reality show on the horizon, Conrad is putting her reality friends to shame. See what Conrad says to Teen Vogue about her exit from "The Hills," what kinds of accessories she designed and the biggest differences between reality TV and being an author.
On the pressure of reality TV:
"Being on a show like that is a lot more than people think it is. You're thrust into the spotlight. There's all this pressure to act a certain way. It's just hard to adjust. You have to decide early on whether or not you're willing to do that."