Lauren Conrad Reveals the Secret to Surviving the Reality TV Hell

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Lauren ConradI have a major girl crush on Lauren Conrad. Like the girliest of girl crushes, actually. I mean, let's be real -- this is a girl who lived a crazy cool high school lifestyle that was eons better than mine ON TV, and now she's a crazy successful fashion designer and entrepreneur. AND she looks amazing in everything she puts on (including bangs). Bam.

It's crazy to think that just a few years back, Lauren was immersed in all of The Hills drama. She was yelling with a pre-plastic Heidi Montag, trading insults with Kristin Cavallari, and crying over ex-boyfriend Jason Wahler.

So what happened? How did LC escape the reality TV black hole? Lucky for us, she dished to Marie Claire about ditching the drama. And let me tell you, her outlook is so sickeningly mature that it makes me hate her, if only a little. 

The 27-year-old fashionista told Marie Claire that getting away from it all wasn't exactly easy, which is understandable. What Lauren had was a pretty glamorous lifestyle, something girls her age would kill for. And while she admits that nobody wanted her to leave TV, it seems like she knew better. Although hard, she figured out the secret to escaping the drama and moving forward:

[Negativity] just comes with the territory. You realize it doesn't matter. It's so simple, but it's a very hard lesson to learn. At the end of the day, it doesn't really affect you in any way.

It's ... true. It's hard to see it that way. God, I can't even imagine putting myself in her shoes, trying to believe little things don't really matter when she has a Twitter feed of followers giving her their every thought on HER life. That takes some guts and a great support system. Lucky for her, she has both.

Hey, it seems like the attitude's worked. I think being a New York Times best selling author and respected fashion designer proves that, if only a little.

Do you think Lauren made the right choice stepping away from TV? Were you a fan of The Hills?

 

Image via Marie Claire