The lovely Lauren Conrad turns 26 today. Happy birthday, LC!
While she became famous because MTV's Laguna Beach and The Hills, the California girl is a bit of an anomaly, seeking LESS attention and bowing out on her terms.
Choosing to focus on her personal life and branch out career-wise, Lauren left a show that made her a star and has lived largely under the radar for years now.
She did top the N.Y. Times Bestseller List and continues to work as a celebrity fashion designer, but seems to content to live a lower-profile life. More power to her.
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