13 Lessons The Hills Taught Us About Life

The Hills' Best Ever Moments


by Grazia |

The Hills ended five years ago, and for five years Lauren Conrad, Whitney Port, Heidi Montag and Audrina Partridge were our early Noughties TV obsession.

OK, so we had literally nothing in common with the rich, tanned, Ugg and Juicy Couture-wearing college students who lived in actual Hollywood, but their boy dramas, friendship beefs and career issues were totally relatable, and made us laugh and cry actual mascara tears.

Now the girls are all off having babies and getting married and launching lifestyle blogs, BUT Lauren Conrad has revealed that she's back for a one-off 10th annivery special of our favourite show. No jokes...

Here's the life lessons we learned from binge-watching The Hills.

1. If you're REALLY upset, you'll cry a mascara tear


Remember when housemates LC and Audrina's friendship drifted apart? Lauren was so upset, she'd cried a mascara tear that become the gif to end all gifs.

2. If You're A Bad Boyfriend, You're A Sucky Person


Trying to explain to your friend why her boyfriend is acting like grade A douche? Tell her he's a "sucky person". And normally these predictions turn out to be true. Because Spencer was essentially Satan, lest we forget.

3. Don't Be A Shady Person


If you're not just "sucky" but you also pretend to be nice, you're a "shady" person. Don't pretend to be someone you're not.** **

4. ALWAYS Go To Paris


When LC chose to spend her summer at the beach with her boyfriend Jason instead of going to Paris with Teen Vogue, she instantly regretted it. And Lisa Love didn't let her forget it.

5. It's OK To Trip

Remember when Whitney Port tripped up on live TV, for the Vogue Oscars segment on Good Morning America? It was the cringiest thing ever, but she handled it like a pro. Life lesson: don't be afraid to make mistakes and learn from them.

6. Everyone Needs A Friend Like Whitney


Girlfriend has some serious wisdom to dish out over those long chats in the Teen Vogue fashion cupboard. Like - don't waste your time being angry at people, and sometimes just make sacrifices for the good of yourself.

7. And Also Lo - Because, Real Talk!


She always grounded LC and was insanely blunt - sometimes you need that when you are over-agonising about boys and mates.** **

8. Never Choose A Guy Over A Friend


Look where it got Heidi. LC would NEVER ditch a mate for a douchebag boyfriend who was constantly mean to her.

6. Know What To Say When Your Friend Gets Dumped


Exhibit A: LC to Audrina when she was rid of Justin Bobby. "Homeboy wore combat boots to the beach". PREACH Lauren, preach.

7. When A Friend Does Something Terrible, Don't Keep Them In Your Life


LC was brutal - she wanted to forgive and forget Heidi.

8. You Can Have Bad Taste In Men, But Still Dish Out Boy Advice


LC always seemed to date annoying perma-tanned bros with too white teeth, but she always seemed to know the right thing to say.

9. You Never Need Two Names

Oh, Justin Bobby.

10. DON'T Bring Your Friends To The Work Party

Honestly, LC would have got fired SO HARD if she was a real life intern. That time she invited Heidi to a work party and they crashed with all their friends was one of the most misguided things we've witnessed.

11. Embrace Your Weirdness


12. True Friends Will Eat Carbs On Your Birthday


Because they care about you more than some weird diet they are on.

13. Sometimes, You Just Have To Let Bygones Be Bygones

LC STILL went to Heidi's wedding after all that went down with the whole 'Spencer making up a rumour about a sex tape' thing. Be the bigger person.** **

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