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MTV may have made a star out of Lauren Conrad, but The Hills darling says she never intended for her reality TV gig to make her a celebrity.
"I never wanted to end up in entertainment; that wasn't the goal," Conrad, 25, says in the July issue of Lucky magazine. "I was doing the show to end up in fashion. But I'm totally aware that without The Hills, I wouldn't be where I am."
Earlier this year, the network that thrust Conrad into the spotlight scrapped plans to air her new reality series, set to cover the daily ins and outs of her fashion line. After the show hit the cutting room floor, the best-selling author blasted the network, arguing that the "subject matter was too high brow for their audience."
"It didn't feel like a perfect fit," she says now. "It's difficult to compete with all the Jersey Shore-type shows out there. Besides, there weren't any scenes of me getting drunk or fighting, so what's the point?"
And Conrad says she's actually doing just fine on her own.
"It's easier to launch the line without MTV," she says. "A lot of people in fashion don't want to be linked with anything that has to do with reality TV. Showrooms were turning us down."
Conrad has definitely branched out from her days on The Hills, and it's nice to know she's aware that MTV has a lot to do with her success. But it does seem like she's being a bit condescending the network? We just hope she doesn't forget where she came from.