Lauren Conrad and New Boyfriend?

A Laguna Beach alumna, the gorgeous Lauren Conrad has gone on to be the star of its spin-off series, The Hills.

Back in her high school daze, she was the nemesis of another hottie / celebrity gossip queen, Kristin Cavallari.

On The Hills, Lauren Conrad's popularity grew.

She quickly became known for feuding with ex-roommate and ex-BFF Heidi Montag (and her boyfriend turned fiance Spencer Pratt) and befriending Audrina Patridge. Lauren worked with Whitney Port at Teen Vogue and then at People's Revolution.

LC used to date Jason Wahler on both reality shows, and also had a brief romance with Brody Jenner, with whom she remains good friends. Even though they're not dating they chill a lot.

Most recently she was linked to minor league baseball player Doug Reinhardt, who was a hot guy but kinda boring in the end. LC broke that off quick, which was for the best, in our opinion.

She is now dating Kyle Howard, who stars on the show My Boys, although this is sort of on the D/L. He does not appear on her show and they aren't seen together all that often.

Lauren Conrad recently came out with her own fashion line, too. She's becoming a mogul in her own right!

We can't wait to see what LC has in store for us next. The Hills wrapped its third season in Spring 2008 and its fourth has been another smash hit in Fall 2008. MTV announced that a fifth season will be airing in 2009, as well. Which is sweet!

So far on the current season, it's more of the same - Lauren Conrad, Lo Bosworth and Audrina hating on Speidi and living in a fancy house in L.A., before Audrina decided to move out and none other than Holly Montag moved in. Scandalous!

All in all, it's pretty girls coming of age and into their own. Much drama along the way, natch. Gotta love The Hills.

In closing, OMG, we <3 Lauren Conrad!