Appearing on Celebrity Wife Swap allowed Heidi Montag to show the world her true self for the first time, the former Hills star says in a new interview.
"My mom saw the preview and she told me, ‘I can tell this is the first opportunity that you’ve ever had to be you,'" says Heidi of her return to TV Tuesday.
"It’s just great to have that moment," the wife of Spencer Pratt adds. "It was really fun to just be authentic and be in a situation and see what happens."
Heidi swapped spouses with Olympic swimming star Amanda Beard, who lives in a rural area of Washington state with her two kids, ages 4 and 9 months.
“I mean, I had no idea where I was going,” explained Heidi Montag of her initial reaction driving through the rugged woods southwest of Seattle.
“I thought that it was that guy who lived in a tree and builds the tree houses! The last person I ever thought I was ever going to swap with was Amanda Beard."