Why does 2006 feel like two years ago?
As I wonder where the last decade went, the rest of you can mark your calendars, because MTV is premiering a 10th anniversary special of The Hills, which starred Lauren Conrad, Heidi Montag, Audrina Patridge and Whitney Port.
"Today is the 10th anniversary of The Hills! I am excited to announce that @MTV will premiere an anniversary special with me on Tuesday 8/2," Conrad tweeted.
The lifestyle expert also wrote a post on her site about the special, titled The Hills: That Was Then, This is Now, which featured an image of her fixing the hem of a dress as a cameraman lingered behind.
"Ten years ago, The Hills aired on MTV for the first time. (That’s right people, it’s been ten whole years! Can we all feel old together, please?)," she wrote, adding that she had done something she hadn't done "in over a decade."
She sat down and watched the pilot.
"It was odd watching all of us just starting out, with no idea what the future held (although, no one really could have prepared us for what the next few years would bring).
"Looking back, I am grateful for the incredible opportunity we were given to take part in this show.
"While it was hard at times to share my personal life (poor makeup choices and all) with the world; the experience taught me so much and forever altered my life and my outlook for the better. I am so proud of the show."
Conrad thanked production for a show that documented (and, she admitted, created) the ups and down in her life.
"As hard as it is to look back (other than watching the pilot, I haven’t watched any episodes since they first aired), it brings me a lot of joy to see that now, despite all the challenges we faced together back then, each of us seems to have found what we were looking for. "
Conrad will dedicate the MTV special to the fans, whom she thanked for being there from the beginning
We will be having an honest conversation about what it was really like living with cameras for so many years (spoiler alert: it was super weird), sharing some behind-the-scene secrets, and showing some of my life today," she wrote.
"And since this is all for you, please let me know below if there are any questions you have or if there is anything you would like to see addressed. XO Lauren "
Not one to let the entire spotlight shine on her ex-bestie, Montag tweeted a shout-out as well:
"Happy 10 year anniversary to #TheHills ! Thank you God & @MTV for changing my life. The rest is still unwritten."