Laguna Beach Cast Photo
The cast members of MTV's Laguna Beach, which premiered in 2004 and will never be replicated. Here's a look at what the stars are up to now ...
No one became more recognizable and successful because of Laguna Beach than Lauren Conrad, or "LC." She went on to star in a wildly successful spinoff, The Hills, and almost more impressively, launched impressive careers in the beauty, fashion and even literary fields, with best-selling clothing lines and young adult novels. After coming of age in the public eye and a series of high-profile relationships, Conrad kept her private life private for the past several years. Just before the 10-year anniversary of Laguna Beach, she tied the knot with her fiance William Tell.
Kristin Cavallari, Lauren's one-time rival on Laguna Beach, later took over on The Hills as its chief antagonist after LC vacated her lead role. Both girls were head over heels for Stephen Colletti and pretended to date Brody Jenner, making for some unusual career symmetry. But the similarities end there. Kristin did some acting and modeling, as well as competing on Dancing With the Stars and landing a gig as a contributor to E!'s The Fabulist. Perhaps most surprisingly, she's a mom! Of two sons! She is married to Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and lives there with the NFL star and their adorable kids, Camden and Jaxon Cutler.
Stephen Colletti, who held the hearts of Lauren and Kristin captive, went on to star in multiple TV projects, playing Chase Adams on One Tree Hill for four years and hosting MTV’s now defunct Total Request Live. More recently, Colletti had been promoting his short film Celluloid Dreams, a sci-fi/drama film premiered at the Dances With Films Festival in June.
Talan Torriero, once the life of the party and a major player on the B-list celebrity scene in L.A.s, seems to have left those days far behind. Living under the radar and happy about it, he's got a "real" career, as Creative Director at TMG Digital, and just got married to his beautiful fiance Danielle Torriero. He still has his good looks. And a nice dog.
Christina Schuller, now Christina Sinclair, married Chad Sinclair in 2011 and gave birth to their first child, a boy, in 2014. A certified fitness instructor, she has her own website and business, Beach Babe Fitness, which provides recipes diet tips, motivation and exercises. A graduate of USC, she still lives and works in Laguna Beach with her family.
The bad boy of the cast, Jason Wahler, lived up to his billing after the show ended. Dude has been to hell and back. Myriad arrests, trips to rehab and scandalous headlines followed him from Laguna Beach to The Hills and to celebrity gossip infamy. After struggling with alcoholism and attempting suicide, he has turned his life around in recent years through rehab and sobriety, and has been very open about his struggles and recovery. In 2013, LC's ex tied the knot, marrying Ashley Slack.
Lauren Bosworth, a.k.a. "Lo" (for Lauren O. Bosworth), was best known as Lauren Conrad's good friend, which she still is. But she has plenty going on in her own right. In 2010, she launched The Lo Down by Lo Bosworth and wrote a book by the same name. In 2013, she co-founded Revelry House, a brand that is designed to serve the modern hostess. In late 2013, Bosworth started her own beauty channel on YouTube, which has grown rapidly. She has been attending The International Culinary Center in New York City to study Farm to Table culinary, as well.
Heidi Montag. This one needs no introduction. While she wasn't a bona fide reality star until The Hills, she was briefly seen on Laguna Beach as "Lauren's friend." Oh, how things changed. She became involved with Spencer Pratt, forming half of the dastardly duo known as Speidi and becoming a celebrity news go-to couple for a year or two. They went on other reality shows, Heidi got 10 plastic surgery procedures in one day, and she even tried her hand at music before they faked a divorce and generally ran out of ideas and money. Amazingly, they are still together though.
Jen Bunney auditioned for Laguna Beach but was not cast among its principal stars, though she was friends with many and became a part of the show on its periphery. She later appeared on The Hills after her friend Lauren Conrad made a friend, Heidi Montag (pictured with Jen), who is still Bunney's bestie. It's a small world. She married Taylor Dunphy in 2014 and yes, Speidi was present.
Alex Murrel, in addition to being a reality star, was once a budding singer with modest talent who even had a minor hit in "Let It Come True," though her musical career never quite panned out. She went on to study at Orange County's Chapman University.
Taylor Cole went on to graduate from The University of Arizona with a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. She is currently a marketing coordinator for Incipio Technologies in Orange County.
Jessica (JESS-cah!) Smith and her pining and whining over Jason Whaler (and later Cameron Brinkman in the seldom-watched Season 3, was the unsung star of Season 2. She, like Jason, got arrested in 2009, for DUI. She married Michael Evans (pictured) and welcomed a child with him shortly thereafter. She's been off the celebrity radar for years, and being named Jessica Smith, she is harder to stalk online than most of her co-stars.
Morgan Olson (now Morgan Smith) graduated from Brigham Young University and now works in Los Angeles as a digital marketing manager for Bugaboo. She is now married to Joel Smith. The couple welcomed their first child, Theo Sundstrom, on June 2 of this year, and when she’s not busy being a new mom, Smith runs her lifestyle blog Smith, Her.
Trey Phillips, seen here with fellow Laguna co-star Dieter Schmitz, has remained out of the spotlight post reality-TV fame, graduating from Parsons School of Design in New York with degrees in fashion design and renewable energy in 2010. According to Phillips' LinkedIn profile, he currently lives in New York City and works as an associate designer at Vera Wang.
Though she wasn't an original cast member of Laguna Beach, the arrival of Casey Reinhardt to the reality series was a memorable one. Casey has since launched a successful career in the world of cupcakes by opening Casey's Cupcakes in Orange County. She even won Food Network's Cupcake Wars in 2011. Her brother Doug Reinhardt dated Paris Hilton, Amanda Bynes and - you guessed it - Lauren Conrad.
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