I mean this with all due respect: In 2013, it’s hard to believe that Lauren Conrad is still legitimately famous. In many ways, actually, that’s a compliment. Reality TV stardom is notoriously tricky to turn into a lasting career, but by all indications, Conrad seems to be making a pretty decent go of it. Her books do pretty well, she has a beauty website that’s chugging along, the paparazzi still follow her, I still quote her more memorable lines from The Hills occasionally. (Lauren was right, he IS a sucky person.)
Lauren’s popularity probably endures because she was always something of a blank slate; a young blonde girl who probably looked like someone you knew and who seemed relatively nice, or, at the very least, like someone who wouldn’t make a very good villain. She seemed like she cared about her friends, and we all wanted to know what kind of eyeliner she used. Her unobtrusiveness, plus the perception that she’s a girl’s girl, mean that we’re probably going to be seeing Ms. Conrad for some time to come. For now, let’s see her handbags.