Lauren Conrad, who turns 27 today, is the exception, not the rule, in today's celeb culture. After achieving fame at a young age, she chose to scale back.
Choosing to focus on her "real" life and branch out career-wise from reality TV, The Hills star has led a life largely under the radar for a few years now.
She's topped the N.Y. Times Bestseller List and achieved success as a celebrity fashion designer, but seems to content to live a lower-profile life.
More power to her for that.
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