Despite using MTV to elevate her profile both on 'Laguna Beach' and her show, 'The Hills', Lauren Conrad has again spoken out about the damaging effect the TV show had on her credibility as a 'real' designer.
"It's easier to launch the line without MTV," she told Lucky magazine. "A lot of people in fashion don't want to be linked with anything that has to do with reality TV. Showrooms were turning us down." MTV passed on her reality spinoff that documented the launch of Paper Crown. Conrad says, "It's difficult to compete with all the 'Jersey Shore'-type shows," adding, "besides, there weren't any scenes of me getting drunk or fighting, so what's the point?"
Although that may be true, something doesn't quite sit right with us about Conrad's blame game finger pointing because after all, the endorsement deals and fashion line would never have been possible without the show. And besides, if the reality show was damaging on her fashion career, why did she pitch for a spin-off to push her new collection?
What do you think?