Before everyone was keeping up with the Kardashians, there was a different California girl adored by reality TV audiences: Lauren Conrad. The fashion designer started being followed by cameras for MTV’s “Laguna Beach” in 2004 and went on to get a spinoff, “The Hills,” in 2006. Ten years later, Conrad is ready to be in front of the cameras again for an MTV special.

Conrad revealed on Twitter that she’ll be starring in a special that will air this summer on MTV. “I am so excited to be returning home to MTV to commemorate the 10th anniversary of ‘The Hills,’ ” the author told MTV News. “Viewers watched me grow up and experience milestones on ‘Laguna Beach’ and ‘The Hills’ — and now they will get a firsthand look at my life today. I can’t wait for you to see the special on August 2!”

Fans previously suspected Conrad would soon return to television. She recently posted a photo to Instagram of a camera watching her with the caption, “Never thought I'd see the day. ...”


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The special will be called “The Hills: That Was Then, This Is Now.” It will discuss some of the secrets from filming and catch up with Conrad’s life. Though she hasn’t had cameras documenting every moment of her life in recent years, she has been in the spotlight. The 30-year-old has become a New York Times best-selling author of both novels and style books. She has three fashion lines: the Lauren Conrad Collection, LC Lauren Conrad and Paper Crown. She also married guitarist William Tell, so it seems like there is plenty to catch audiences up on.

However, Conrad revealed that she isn’t just doing a special to get fans up to speed on her life. She wanted to thank them for launching her successful career.

“I spent a lot of time thinking about how I would like to honor this anniversary and in the end, I just wanted to do something as a thank you to the fans,” Conrad wrote on her website Tuesday. “... We will be having an honest conversation about what it was really like living with cameras for so many years (spoiler alert: it was super weird), sharing some behind-the-scene secrets, and showing some of my life today.”

“The Hills: That Was Then, This Is Now” will air Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 10 p.m. EDT on MTV.