Returning to her starting roots, Lauren Conrad is the recent cover girl of Teen Vogue magazine. She talks about life after The Hills, and gaining respect in the fashion industry.
Lauren on life after The Hills.
"I told myself, This is the most I can do and still be happy with it. I left right before I went crazy!"
"Being on a show like that is a lot more than people think. You're thrust into the spotlight. There's all this pressure to act a certain way. It's hard to adjust. You have to decide early on whether or not you're willing to do that."
Lauren on gaining respect in the Industry.
"I've sacrificed and worked very hard to get where I am now. So whereas someone just getting out of fashion school may have to struggle for years to have the opportunity to start a clothing line, I've been working every single day since I was seventeen toward this. I'm also faced with different challenges."
"I go into meetings, and people have this preconceived notion of me that I didn't work hard to get where I am."