Reality TV icon, and now fashion designer Lauren Conrad celebrates her 26th birthday at Hyde Bellagio, Bellagio Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. (Pacific Coast News); Inset photo: Peggy Sirota/Glamourmore pics »
Lauren Conrad (Pacific Coast News)
is used to revealing her personal life, but now the former reality TV starlet is baring her body with a sexy new Glamour
star turned fashion designer and bestselling author appears on the cover of the May issue wearing nothing but a pair of frilly white bikini bottoms. But according to Conrad, she wasn't always so confident about her body.
"On the vacation to Cabo, I wore a bathing suit on the beach
for the first time in years. Usually I'm just petrified," she told the magazine. "A couple of years ago someone zoomed in on my cellulite and it was so mean. I took it really personally. I haven't worn a bathing suit in L.A. in years because of that."
In the interview, Conrad also talks about the behind the scenes machinations that took place on the set of her "reality" TV show. "During shooting, the producers would send us quick text messages telling us what to talk about," she revealed. "They couldn't walk through the shot, so they'd just text me, like, 'Say something quick about this story line.' That's why we were always checking our phones!"
Though the California native says that she enjoyed her time on The Hills
and Laguna Beach
, she currently has no plans to return to reality television. She's too busy running a successful fashion line and promoting her newest novel, The Fame Game
, which tells the story of four Hollywood hopefuls who star in a reality series. If that sounds awfully familiar, that's just because Conrad is writing what she knows.
"My editor would always go, ‘I don’t know if this seems realistic. Is this something that could actually happen?’ I would say, ‘that did happen. That’s a real story,'" she told Entertainment Weekly
The May issue of Glamour
hits newstands April 10. The Fame Game
is currently out in bookstores nationwide.
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