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Who better than reality TV’s favorite BFF to cover the“Friendship” issue of Glamour? Lauren Conrad does the honors, joined by friends Whitney Port and Lo Bosworth.

“They’re my support system,” says Lauren, who went on to divulge a rare confession about her famously shiny, wavy hairstyle: “These are all extensions.”

Gasp.

“I chopped my hair off to my shoulders. I thought I was doing a chic bob. It was so bad,” says the chick lit novelist and designer, who also dishes on body image.

“I’ve never felt a push to be stick thin,” the 24-year-old says. “I try my best to work out and eat healthy, so mostly it’s about being in shape and having energy.”

LC in Blue

A great support system always helps - especially when you're dealing with body issues every girl faces but living under a microscope in L.A., Lauren Conrad says.

But even with all that work, the star has to accept her imperfections. “About a year ago, I looked down and thought, ‘I have cellulite. Where did that come from?’ I went through treatments; [my body] was like, It’s not going anywhere.’”

While she left The Hills (click here for the final season trailer), and is in the public eye a lot less, she seems healthier and happier than ever. Makes you think!

Our gallery of Lauren Conrad pictures proves, you don't have to dress scantily (cough, Kristin Cavallari) or get a ton of plastic surgery (cough, Heidi Montag) to be beautiful. It's nice that young girls have a role model like this one.

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Four girls moved to LA ... We watched them grow ... We watched them live and love ... Nothing stays the same forever ... But no one saw THIS coming!

The last season of The Hills, which begins later this month, is being hyped by the MTV tagline above. The journey is coming to an end ... but it's not over until its over.

So we're told. A three-minute trailer has been released, taking us through what we've seen in five seasons to date and previewing the beginning of the end (April 27).

First, there's a mini-retrospective on the show, which images of Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag. Aww. They were so cute. One of them still is, and is recognizable!

Lauren and Heidi in a bygone, plastic surgery-free era.

The Hills used to be a fun guilty pleasure, but after LC rode off into the sunset prior to last season, the entire dynamic changed, with Kristin Cavallari in the mix.

This coming season, the show's last, promises even more contrived nonsense than before. Just a few of the story lines (sorry, real life events) teased in the trailer:

  • Mom Darlene staring in disbelief at Heidi Montag's plastic surgery
  • Spencer Pratt losing his $h!t at his sister ... and at Heidi's sister
  • Kristin being confronted about her alleged drug use/partying
  • Audrina Patridge dating Ryan Cabrera
  • Brody Jenner dating ... everyone

Follow the jump to see The Hills' final season trailer in all its glory ...

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Where does Lauren Conrad turn when she needs a wardrobe update?

To the fashion collection she herself designed for Kohl’s, of course.

“I think if you’re not willing to wear your own clothes, you’re doing something wrong," she says. "This line was meant to be about my style, pieces I want to walk in the store and buy. If you’re not wearing your own line, you’re taking the fun out of it!”

Here's Lauren looking fabulous in one of her pieces ...

So Gorgeous

Known for her flirty frocks and California cool girl style, Lauren tells Glamour her staple piece is the blazer. “We have one in every collection, and we usually tweak it a little bit. In this specific collection, I also really love the biker jacket we did.”

Come spring, the former star of The Hills says she’ll be pairing her sharp toppers with lots of watercolor prints: “I think they’re very romantic and kind of timeless."

"I almost did too much of it with this collection," she says. "When we were shopping for prints with Kohl’s, everything I picked was watercolor and floral."

"They’re very in because of the whole Alice in Wonderland thing.”

However one fashion fad the style author won’t be trying this season is hot pants: “You can’t wear them to the club, because you’re going to look like one of the dancers, but they could look cute on the beach!” says LC.

Click to enlarge more Lauren Conrad pictures from the catalog ...

  • Blue Beauty
  • Kohl's Girl
  • LC Fashion Line

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As celebrity fashion icons and trend-setters go, Lauren Conrad is extremely popular, especially among her younger fans. The girl can pretty much do no wrong.

Anything she wears looks great on her. Same goes for the former Hills star's hairstyles - as much as she mixes it up, it always seems to suit her perfectly.

  • Lauren Conrad's Pink Hair
  • Conrad Pic

Which of the 24-year-old's two looks below do you prefer, though?

After adapting her signature twist-front style into a pretty updo for a party in Hollywood, LC wore it long with bangs swept back in a headband in Florida.

Which is best? Check out these Lauren Conrad pictures and vote!

Which hairstyle looks best on Lauren Conrad?

 

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Last summer Lauren Conrad walked away from The Hills.

But the drama continues in Sweet Little Lies, the best-selling author's follow-up to the critically and commercially acclaimed (well, at least the latter) L.A. Candy.

While visiting The Tyra Show, the reality star opened a page in her second young-adult novel and began to read. It was a watershed moment in literary history.

"'Jessie, give me your keys. You can't drive right now. You're too drunk,' she said firmly," Lauren Conrad read. Banks then took a terrified turn at reading herself.

Sweet Little Lies

Lauren Conrad with the second novel in her series.

LC's book just reached the top of the New York Times Best-Seller List again in the Children's Chapter Books category after being on shelves less than a month.

Not a bad post-Hills career. As for her former reality rival, well, we've seen Heidi Montag nude in Playboy and getting plastic surgery a lot. To each her own.

To find out what Conrad has to say about her new book and to hear her read from it, follow the jump to hear the beautiful 24-year-old read an excerpt ...

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The lovely Lauren Conrad, former reality star and current designer and author, is featured in next month’s issue of Seventeen. Needless to say, she looks terrific.

As LC said on Good Morning America this week, when asked about Heidi Montag and her recent plastic surgery, she won't be going under the knife anytime soon.

She's a natural beauty and a good role model for teens in that respect. Below are some excerpts from LC's interview with Seventeen, along with a bunch of pics:

On getting cut off: "Seventeen was a happy time for me, but 18 was hard. At 18 I was cut off financially! People think I've had it easy, but I haven't as much as you think ... When I went to college, I wasn't going to class in Louis Vuitton."

"There were times when my bank account was zero. I was financially independent, but I wasn't exactly living a lavish life. My dad was really adamant about that. He would say 'You're going to go to college and live it like everyone else.'"

On self-confidence: "There's always someone telling you your nose is too big or too small, or you're too fat or too thin. There's always going to be someone who doesn't approve of something about you. You're the only person you need to please."

On cheating: "I never really understood cheating because I've never cheated on anyone. I feel like if you are in a relationship with someone, and you want to be with other people, then you shouldn't be in a relationship - it's that simple!"

On her books' protagonist: "Jane is the main character [of Sweet Little Lies] and most like me. But also when I was more sarcastic and against [being on] the The Hills, I was able to illustrate that through Scarlett, her best friend."

On The Hills: "You set out to do a show based on your life, but you end up living a life based on your show. Everything you do has to be cleared - where you work, everyone who comes to your birthday, people you date, what clothes you wear."

"I actually had to get the paint color for my apartment approved by the director of photography. It was things like that that I really don't miss."

Click to enlarge more Lauren Conrad pictures from Seventeen:

  • Classic Cutie
  • Seventeen Girl
  • Curly and Pretty
  • Smiling Conrad
  • Nice to see LC
  • 17 Gal

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Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag will always be linked by The Hills.

Even a full season after LC retired from the show she made famous, and years after she and Heidi stopped being close, she's still asked about her.

LC was reluctant to comment on the recent Heidi Montag plastic surgery debacle this morning on Good Morning America, but did so diplomatically.

Asked what her reaction was after seeing Heidi's new appearance, which some liken to that of a circus freak, Conrad paused and said, "It's a look."

That it is. And that's as nicely as one can put it. Well done, LC!

What a Natural Beauty

Lauren Conrad won't criticize her former BFF, but says surgery isn't for her.

Conrad, who just celebrated her 24th birthday Monday, said despite the pressures on young women in Hollywood, she won't be going under the knife.

Asked if she'd had or considered plastic surgery, the best-selling author and fashion designer laughed and said "not so far, no... it's a personal choice."

"Everybody's different. Everybody needs to do what's good for them."

Lauren Conrad left The Hills after five seasons and is now focusing on her fashion line at Kohl's, plus her work as an author of young adult fiction books.

Montag is focusing on undergoing plastic surgery pretty much constantly and coming out with some of the worst music in human history. Team Lauren!

Heidi Montag looked better ...

 

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She's been a part of our lives since 2004, when Laguna Beach provided a glimpse into the lives of Orange County teenagers. She then went on to star on The Hills.

Lauren Conrad called it a reality TV career in June of last year, after the fifth season of the Laguna Beach spinoff, citing a desire, in part, to live a more private life.

While that's meant less of LC on our screens, we haven't stopped loving the celebrity fashion icon and best-selling author! Today she is 24! Happy birthday, Lauren!

In honor of the special occasion, here's a 24-photo tribute to our girl. Click to enlarge the pics below, then send in your birthday wishes to Lauren Conrad today!

  • Just LC
  • LC in Cosmo
  • Lauren's Legs
  • Gorgeous LC
  • L-C Pic
  • A Lauren Conrad Bikini Pic

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Many celebrities resort to plastic surgery to enhance their looks.

Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port, alumni of The Hills, are not among them, as both are committed to staying beautiful naturally. This interview with them is from late last year, but is still topical in light of the recent Heidi Montag plastic surgery debacle.

“I think it’s a personal thing,” Whitney, now star of The City, tells me. “They feel like it’s necessary and it’s going to make them feel more confident."

If that's what they believe, "then more power to them," she adds.

Lauren Conrad says the need for plastic surgery stems from fame.

Whitney Port, Lauren Conrad Photo

Whitney Port and Lauren Conrad are all-natural (and all-cute)!

“It’s hard because you’re in that position where you’re being criticized for everything,” LC, whose novel L.A. Candy is getting the silver screen treatment.

“Do you ignore it, and try to be beautiful on your own and be happy with the way you look? or do you listen to the criticism. They put them on this platform, and they tear them apart and then they criticize them even more for changing themselves."

"I think you just try and be confident with the way you are.”

Although Whitney Port and Lauren Conrad don’t admit to enhancing their looks through surgery, that doesn't mean they don't make the best of their natural features.

Whitney says that among her go-to beauty products are Fresh Black Tea eye cream, and she also wears Trish McEvoy #3 perfume, Snowdrop and Crystal Flowers.

LC, who says her eyes look “round and boyish,” swears by Mark’s Get In Line liquid eyeliner. For scents, “I wear 15 different perfumes. Anything with a gardenia.”

Whitney Port laughs, “Oh, so does my mom.”

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For two of the cutest Southern California products around, a little pop of color added a candy-coated touch to their already luscious lips.

Blake Lively and Lauren Conrad both brought fuchsia lip gloss to the red carpet recently, as you can see in the beautiful photos of each.

Who wore the color best, though? That's for you to decide.

The Gossip Girl star and the Hills alum are often on top of the style heap, but there can be only one winner here. Vote in our poll below!

BLC

Who looked prettier in pink?

 

Lauren Conrad Biography

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... More »
Born
Birthplace
Laguna Beach, California
Full Name
Lauren Katherine Conrad

Lauren Conrad Quotes

Someone with a great sense of humor is the most important thing, and someone who really supports me in everything I do... I don’t ever want to make an excuse for trying to work hard and having my own life. I love a guy that supports that and loves that.

Lauren Conrad [on men]

I don’t feel girly without long hair! There is something so sexy about having long blonde hair. It’s so feminine.

Lauren Conrad
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