EXCLUSIVE: Siesta Key's Madisson Opens Up About Those Comparisons To Lauren Conrad
Siesta Key has officially premiered Down Under (watch a sneak peek of Ep 2 above!) and we're firmly obsessed. But this also means we're desperate to know more about the sunkissed series dubbed 'The New Laguna Beach'.
Luckily we chatted exclusively with one of the stars, Madisson Hausburg, who spoke about what it's like living up to the hype and how she fits in with the other babin' beauties in the cast.
While fans are already trying to peg who's who, the most agreed upon comparison has to be Madisson to Queen Lauren Conrad.
So is Madison the Lauren Conrad of #SiestaKey?
— Baeonca (@_B33z) August 29, 2017
Madisson= Lauren Conrad
It's Laguna beach reincarnated & for that I'm def team Maddisson #siestakey
— Becky⚓ (@becrec_x29) August 8, 2017
— Cierra Nichole (@Cierra_Nichole2) August 4, 2017
"I’ve been fortunate enough to get compared to LC; she’s a beautiful, strong, successful woman... and I think the show is similar in that it is a beautiful beachy summer escape show," she explained. "I love the comparisons."
It's true even from the first episode (which you can watch here!) that Madisson is different from her other female co-stars, having returned to Siesta Key from college to find her serious ex-boyfriend dating someone new.
"This isn’t the crew I'd necessarily hangout with these days...but Alex really is the centrepiece of the whole crew," she said. "We have so much history together, like 8 years now, and while the others are great people, you’re right I wouldn’t necessarily find myself hanging out with them if it weren’t for Alex bringing us all together."
I watched last night & saw show as #LagunaBeachHills combined. Madisson is already my favorite! Sweet, kind, beautiful, intelligent!
— David Benjamin (@thetoyman1) August 1, 2017
@SiestaKey oooo, 💗 it already!! Madisson as the "Lauren Conrad" and Juliette as the "Kristin Cavallari"...rooting for you, Madisson!! Lol
— Kit Kat (@kdzany) August 1, 2017
From the beginning Madisson is pinned against Alex's other love interest, Juliette, but Madisson surprised us with her take on their first proper interaction at Alex's birthday party.
"I had met Juliette the summer before, when I had come home from college and hooked up with Alex not knowing she and Alex were together," she explained. "Neither of us were happy about it. Of course I felt terrible about it, but I then knew that she did not like me. So when she came up to me at Alex’s birthday party I thought that was incredibly mature of her. Rather than, you know, punch me like Amanda might to Chloe."
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She added, "[Juliette] does come off as very young to me and I certainly have been in her position where she is very head over heels for Alex. It's not a great place to be in because Alex is tough to handle. I wish the best for her. We’re not necessarily great friends, but I think we could be in the future. We’ll have to see how it plays out next year."
Stay tuned for more exclusives and make sure you watch Siesta Key on Mondays at 9:30pm!
7 Character Comparisons That Prove Siesta Key Is The New Laguna Beach...
7 Character Comparisons That Prove Siesta Key Is The New Laguna Beach
Alex might be more of a playboy that Stephen was on Laguna Beach, but he's definitely as popular...especially with the ladies. Just like Kristen and LC fought over Stephen, it looks like Maddison and Juliette are set to go head-to-head over Alex.1 of 7
With that girl-next-door charm and endless pining after Alex (the new Stephen), we are ready for Madisson's mascara tears...2 of 7
Like Kristen, fiesty Juliette has bagged herself the King of Siesta Key in Alex...will their summer fling last? Or will Madisson (the new LC) create problems?3 of 7
Kelsey is the new girl in town, just like Audrina. She's ready to make new friends and make up for lost time.4 of 7
With his model good looks and way with women, Garrett has a lot in common with Justin Bobby...without the bad boy reputation.5 of 7
Chloe is most likely to be your best friend, or you worst enemy - but that's not all she shares with Heidi. She's loud, fun and a lover of drama.6 of 7
Brandon has caught the eye of Chloe (the new Heidi) with his good looks and charming ways. Like Spencer he has a way with women who aren't afraid to fight for his heart.7 of 7