is an American television personality, fashion designer, and author.Born and raised in Laguna Beach, California, she attended Laguna Beach High School.

During its production, she attended the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising and held positions with Teen Vogue and Kelly Cutrone's PR firm People's Revolution.

As the series progressed, a widely publicized feud developed between Conrad, Montag and Montag's boyfriend Spencer Pratt.

Consequently, the conflict became the central focus of the series, and was carried through each subsequent season in which Conrad appeared.

In May 2009, Conrad left The Hills after five seasons, and was replaced by former Laguna Beach cast member Kristin Cavallari.

She filmed an alternate ending for the series finale in July 2010, which was broadcast in August 2013. Candy book trilogy in 2010 and the spin-off The Fame Game series in 2012.

Conrad launched the fashion lines LC Lauren Conrad and Paper Crown in 20, respectively. Conrad married former musician and law school graduate William Tell in September 2014.

Her father added that Conrad "wasn't a great student [and] wasn't that interested" during her childhood, although noted that "we figured out along the way that she was an artist and her real love was fashion." Alongside eventual castmates Lo Bosworth, Kristin Cavallari, and Stephen Colletti, Conrad was educated at Laguna Beach High School.

In 2004, they starred in Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, an MTV reality television series which documented their lives during high school.

During its production, she was often referred to by the initialism "L.

C.", although she has since expressed her distaste for the nickname.

During production of the first season, Conrad and Port held internships with Teen Vogue under the direction of West Coast Vogue editor Lisa Love; she stated that they had to interview successfully for the positions, "regardless of what the cameras wanted".