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From the moment Lauren Conrad arrived in Los Angeles when the first episode of The Hills premiered on May 31, 2006, we were hooked by her mission to make a name for herself in the City of Angels, her fabulous group of friends, and all of the drama between them. Now 10 years after the series premiered and nearly six years since the show ended run on MTV on July 13, 2010, we still fondly remember The Hills, especially since Lauren and many of her castmates went on to become household names (Kristin Cavallari, Whitney Port, Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt, just to name a few).
We may not have known back then, but we would actually go on to see several faces from The Hills on TV again. Yes, many of your favorite Bravolebs had some of their earliest reality TV appearances on The Hills. Find out how they ended up on the show below, and get ready to have "Unwritten" stuck in your head again.
1. Scheana Shay
Scheana Shay ended up on The Hills thanks to her bestie Stacie "The Bartender" Adams, who famously flirted with a taken Spencer Pratt on the show. However, Scheana doesn't look back so fondly on her brief stint on The Hills, which you can see a screenshot of, above. "I had bangs and a double chin, lol. Barely recognizable! I try to not draw attention to me on that because I looked so bad!" she told The Daily dish in March 2015. "It was fun."
The ladies shared the screen once again a few years later when Scheana got married at the end of Season 3 of Vanderpump Rules, and Stacie was one of her bridesmaids. The pair even hung out ealier this year when Scheana and her hubby Mike Shay visited Stacie in Europe. Clearly, reality TV hasn't hurt this friendship.
2. Tom Sandoval
We've seen Tom Sandoval do a ton of modeling on Vanderpump Rules over the years, but long before he worked it in front of the camera in between shifts at SUR, Tom strutted his stuff sans shirt during a Teen Vogue casting call, which you can get a glimpse of above. It's also photographic proof that Tom's hair game has always been strong.
3. Landon Clements
We recently discovered that Landon Clements appeared on The Hills, and we couldn't be happier to hear this revelation. During her L.A. days, Landon was a mutual friend of Lauren and Heidi's, and she also worked at Bolthouse Productions as "Brent's other assistant." Doesn't she look as cheery as ever in the above screenshot from The Hills?
Though she finds herself in some downhome drama on Southern Charm these days, back then, Landon said she wasn't quite ready to be on TV. “I wasn’t on the show that much because, at the time, I really wanted to build my career,” she told Page Six in April. “I was in my twenties and I wasn’t ready for it.”
Mostly what she wasn't "ready for" was stealing other people's boyfriends. “With ‘The Hills,’ I didn’t feel that comfortable developing my story,” she explained. “They wanted me to go after so-and-so’s boyfriend and all this. That’s not me.”
We're definitely glad Landon was ready for the spotlight when Southern Charm came around.
4. Taylor Armstrong
Taylor Armstrong appeared on The Hills as a friend of Linda Thompson, a.k.a. Brody Jenner's mom a.k.a. David Foster's ex-wife. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum's cameo was brief, but we would be able to spot that blonde beauty anywhere.
Taylor later had another brush with The Hills when she appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Kristin, who grabbed headlines for confirming the artificiality of the show during a round of Plead the Fifth. "Can we start acting on our show? Do you think I would look like such an ***hole if it were scripted?" Taylor told Kristin when asked about how real RHOBH is. "I wouldn't have ended up in a suitcase, that's for sure."
In the words of Andy Cohen, "Well put."
5. Kelly Cutrone
Kelly Cutrone was Lauren and Whitney's no-nonsense boss on The Hills before starring in Kell on Earth.
Kell on Earth chronicled the trials and tribulations of Kelly Cutrone's company People's Revolution. However, that wasn't the first time we saw the PR firm on TV. After their internship at Teen Vogue, Lauren and Whitney moved over to work for Kelly at People's Revolution on The Hills. Let's just say the PR maven was just as fierce of a boss as she was on Kell on Earth.
6. Bonus: Stephanie Pratt
After The Hills, Spencer Pratt's little sister Stephanie Pratt found herself briefly on Bravo when the spinoff of the hit U.K. series Made in Chelsea, Made in Chelsea: NYC aired in November 2014. Stephanie was one of the 20-somethings that was a part of this elite London social circle who jetted off to the Big Apple in the two episodes aired on Bravo. Pattie Stanger also tried to help Stephanie find love on Season 8 of The Millionaire Matchmaker with Speidi by her side.
As you celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Hills by revisiting the entire series (you know you want to), who knows which additional Bravolebs you'll stumble upon?
Check out more pics of Stacie the bartender in Scheana's wedding, below.
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