20 Celebrities Reveal How They Got Famous

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Lauren Conrad

Celebrity Big Breaks

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Lauren Conrad is known for her starring role on The Hills, a reality TV hit before anyone had heard of reality TV hits, her young adult book series, and her various fashion lines, but the artist formerly known as L.C. wouldn’t have had her celebrity big break if she went to private school. Lauren got her start on Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, an MTV reality series inspired by primetime teen soap The O.C. Entertainment Weekly reported that producers originally intended to film the show at Laguna Beach High School, where they scouted their stars, but after Janet Jackson‘s nip-slip at the MTC-produced Super Bowl halftime show that year, the local school board decided MTV wasn’t responsible enough to film on campus. To be fair, the school board was probably right. MTV had already found a compelling cast, so they decided to forge ahead anyway by filming only on weekends.

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