Lauren Conrad Almost Pulled the Plug on The Hills

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Disappointed with the behavior of Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, Lauren Conrad says she almost bailed on The Hills before the current season.

"I actually came dangerously close to not doing season three, because I really didn't want to do the show with Heidi and Spencer," the cutie tells Seventeen.

Lauren Conrad, Holly Montag

"I'm not who they are. I don't stage my own publicity. I just kind of live my life and do my job, and I don't want to be grouped with them."

Lauren Conrad, 21, says MTV argued that all the characters needed to return for the show to work.

"The network said Heidi and Spencer were always a part of the show, and they can't all of a sudden make main characters disappear," Lauren Conrad said. "And so we continue to follow their lives, and the producers keep letting Heidi and Spencer think there's some hope [we'll make up]."

Speaking to Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM radio show recently, Lauren Conrad said Heidi Montag is not the same person she used to know.

In the Seventeen interview, The Hills star reflects on her broken friendship, and puts much of the blame on the reckless pursuit of fame.

"Some people are willing to betray years of friendship just to get a little bit of the spotlight," Conrad says. "They just want to become famous so badly, and that's never really made sense to me. I mean, it's fun to go out and do stuff in Hollywood, but if it was gone tomorrow, I really wouldn't be disappointed."

The former friends fell out after Lauren accused Heidi and Spencer of spreading a rumor about a sex video involving Conrad and her ex, Jason Wahler.

The Lauren Conrad sex tape never existed, she maintains.

On a lighter note, Conrad also reveals to Seventeen a little bit about her dating habits: "I don't kiss on the first date," she says. "My friends always make fun of me for that! But I will hold hands." Aww.

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Laguna Beach, California
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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