Today we look at Heidi Montag – the small town girl from Colorado, who’s grown (in status and more notably in chest size) into one of the biggest reality stars on the planet!
In The Beginning…
After growing up in the small town of Crested Buttle, Colorado, Heidi headed for the bright lights of California to study fashion at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
Here she met her BFF Lauren Conrad, star of MTV’s ‘Laguna Beach’ – and immediately the pair were inseparable.
“Everyone in the room was kind of gothy, and we were the two blond girls in the room scared out of our minds," Heidi tells the New York Times in 2006. "I ran up to her and said, 'Will you please talk to me.'"
Thanks to the pairs blossoming friendship, Heidi later made her debut on the popular reality show in Season two.
Heidi Hits The Hills…
Plotting their move to a luxury pad in Los Angeles, Heidi and Lauren transferred to the Fashion Institute if Design and Merchandising. In 2005 the besties started filming their spin-off from Laguna, ‘The Hills’ – centered around the girls’ enviable new lives.
But it wasn’t long before Heidi had her heart on set on a ‘glamorous’ career in Public Relations and dropped out of school to take a job at event planning firm Bolthouse Productions.
Speidi Is Born…
After her relationship with boyfriend Jordan Eubanks went horribly wrong, Heidi met the new love of her life – Spencer Pratt.
Describing him on her blog in 2006 as ‘The BEST boyfriend EVER!!!!,” much of Season Two of ‘The Hills’ focused around the pair’s turbulent relationship.
As the final episode of Season Two aired, fans saw Heidi move out of her apartment with a very tearful Lauren and set up home with Spencer.
Under The Knife…
In 2007 the pretty blonde decided to go under the knife for a nose job and boob job.
At the time she told Access Hollywood,
"I thought about it for several years and I waited until I had the finances and really thought about it and was old enough to really make a mature decision."
“You Know What You Did!...”
Heidi’s friendship with former bestie Lauren hit rock bottom in Season Three. Lauren accuses her former pal and Spencer of spreading false rumours about a sex tape with her ex Jason Wahler.
In November 2008 Speidi wed in Mexico, followed by a full ceremony in front of friends and family in California. Fans were shocked when Lauren, despite her feelings towards Spencer, turned up to show her support.
But their marriage bliss didn’t last long and as Spencer lost the plot in Season Six, her co-stars urged her to leave him. But asking Kristin, “Who am I without Spencer?’” the happy confident Heidi fans once knew seemed to have gone. And so had her old looks…
The All New Heidi…
In 2010, aged just 23, Heidi left fans open-mouthed when she went under the knife a massive TEN times for more plastic surgery, which included a boob job, lipo and more facial reconstructive procedures.
Showing off her new Barbie inspired look, she told People, “ “We all want to feel attractive. I would say the reason is to feel better, to feel perfect. I’m obsessed with plastic surgery and with maintaining my looks.”
And with a new look came a new career. The reality star decided to pursue music, claiming she could rival Britney Spears! But with her debut album ‘Superficial’ selling less than 1000 copies, that looks highly unlikely.
In June, many ‘Hills’ fans were happy to hear Heidi had filed for legal separation from Spencer, listing irreconcilable differences.
At the time Spencer told People,
"We love each other but I'm a famewhore and I'll never grow out of it. [Heidi] knows that and doesn't want that... I want every kind of press. She believes in bad press. There's no way my love for fame and her love for puppies will ever work out successfully. She just wants to hike and hang out and be calmer.”
With her marriage and her reality TV career over – Heidi bagged herself a cameo role alongside Jennifer Aniston in movie ‘Just Go With It’ and despite her bad luck with music the first time around, she’s promised to give it another go and will release her second record ‘Sophomore’ later this year.
Don’t forget to catch the explosive sixth and final season of ‘The Hills’ every Tuesday at 9.30pm (AEST)!
In the meantime, catch up on the last ep below…
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