Whitney Port appeared on the hit reality show The Hills, which followed a group of young women battling it out on the cut-throat career ladder in L.A.
Or at least it originally did, before it became about desperate girls fighting over loser Justin-Bobby. Anyway, Whitney later went on to star in The City.
Her spinoff has become compulsive viewing for fashionistas across the globe – and for many, it's the new guilty pleasure, even more than The Hills.
Below are excerpts from Whitney's Q&A with You magazine (UK) ...
Q: We watched you fall for and break up with Aussie musician Jay Lyon on The City. It can’t be much fun living out a relationship on camera.
Whitney Port: The most embarrassing moment of my TV career came when I found out from a friend that my boyfriend was cheating on me. Whoever you are and however it happens, that is a humbling, horrible moment, but when cameras are on you, waiting for your reaction, you just feel pathetic and totally naive. And you wonder, did the producers know he was cheating? It gets very difficult to know who to trust.
Q: Who do you trust?
Whitney Port: I trust my gut feeling and my oldest friends. Producers are a different matter – you never know when they are trying to get a rise out of you.
Q: Could you be the new Carrie Bradshaw?
Whitney Port: I love Sex and the City, but I’m more of a Charlotte! However much MTV would love it, I am not going to go on a different date every night.
Q: Who would be your dream date?
Whitney Port: Ryan Gosling. I don’t really have a type, but I have a big crush on him.Q: You’re in London now with your sister Jade – how does your family feel about you living your life on camera?
Whitney Port: Jade has loved being here with me. I’m the middle of five children and my parents have always been careful to make us equal. They are very grounded, so they’d say something if they didn’t think I was being myself.
Q: Favorite accessory?
Whitney Port: I have a beige vintage Chanel bag that I take everywhere with me.
Q: Favorite designer?
Whitney Port: Of all time? Valentino. His designs are so classic and beautiful.
Q: Beyonce or Taylor Swift?
Whitney Port: Beyonce.
Q: Yoga or the gym.
Whitney Port: Gym.
Q: Brad Pitt or George Clooney?
Whitney Port: Oh, Brad. George is way too old for me.
Q: Brad Pitt or Robert Pattinson?
Whitney Port: Still Brad Pitt.
Q: Team Jennifer or Angelina?
Whitney Port: Angelina, but we’re talking purely on a looks basis, right?