Believe it or not, but it has been 10 years since MTV aired the first season of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County. The reality show took teens by storm as it filmed a group of high school students and their exuberant, drama-filled lives. It is pretty safe to call it people’s first guilty pleasure in reality television. The show went on to air three seasons after calling it quits in November 2006. The success of the show created spin-off, reality series, The Hills and helped launched a few of the star’s careers. Here is what the cast of Laguna Beach has been up to over the past 10 years.
Lauren Conrad, or “LC” as she was known on the show, didn’t stray far from the cameras after Laguna Beach ended, as she went on to star in its spin-off show, The Hills. It was on the show that Conrad was shown pursuing a career in fashion by attending the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising while also holding an intern position at Teen Vogue. In 2009, Conrad decided to leave The Hills and continued to build her career, launching fashion lines, LC Lauren Conrad and Paper Crown. The designer is also a best-selling author with the release of her novels “L.A. Candy,” “Sweet Little Lies” and “Lauren Conrad Style.” On September 13, 2014 Conrad said “I Do” to singer-songwriter, William Tell with Lo Bosworth as one of her bridesmaids.
Kristin Cavallari was first introduced to the world as the junior who was dating Stephen Colletti in the first season of Laguna Beach. After graduating high school, Cavallari moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career. In 2009, she landed the replacement role of Lauren Conrad in MTV’s, The Hills. After the series ended she landed a spot on ABC’s, Dancing with the Stars, although she was the third star to be voted off. In 2010, Cavallari began dating Chicago Bears quarterback, Jay Cutler, and after three years of dating and a called off engagement, the two got married on June 8, 2013. They have two sons together, Camden Jack and Jaxon Wyatt.
Who can forget Stephen Colletti and the love triangle he was in between Kristin Cavallari and Lauren Conrad? After graduating high school, Colletti headed up north to attend San Francisco State University, although a year later he returned to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career. He made a brief appearance on MTV’s, The Hills and was temporarily a MTV VJ for Total Request Live. In 2007 he landed a full-time acting role on the CW’s, One Tree Hill as Chase Adams, which ended its final season in 2012. Since then, Colletti has been promoting a short sci-fi film titled, Celluloid Dreams.
Lo Bosworth was one of the down to earth characters on Laguna Beach, as she tried to stay away from the drama as much as possible. After graduating high school, Bosworth attended UCLA where she earned a degree in art history. She also starred in MTV’s The Hills, as her friendship continued with Lauren Conrad. Her first appearances on the show were just as a guest star and for the sixth and final season she became a main cast member. Currently, Bosworth runs her website, The Lo Down by Lo Bosworth and she is a co-founder of Revelry House, which is brand for modern hostesses that sell fashionable party supplies. She has recently stated that she is attending the International Culinary Center in New York City in order to study farm to table cuisine.
Everyone loved the relaxed, cool kid, Trey Phillips on Laguna Beach, so what did he do after high school? Phillips pretty much stayed away from cameras and focused on pursuing his career in fashion. He attended Parsons The New School for Design in New York City and now works as an associate designer for Vera Wang.
Morgan Olsen was the sweet, lovable friend on the first season of Laguna Beach. After graduating high school and being rejected from Brigham Young University, Olsen went on to study journalism in college and then moved to New York City to be an intern for Elle magazine. Her career has since blossomed and she has been working in fashion and luxury product marketing as she oversees digital marketing and PR for Bugaboo, North America. She is currently married as her new name is Morgan Smith and the couple has a three month old son.
Christina Schuller stood out among the cast of Laguna Beach as she was the known as the “preacher’s daughter” being the daughter of former Hour of Power minister, Robert A. Schuller. Since graduating high school, Schuller attended the University of Southern California and tried to get her acting career going. However, that didn’t do too well and she decided to try her hand at fitness and nutrition. She currently runs the blog, Beach Babe Fitness and in 2011 she got married. Schuller had her first baby in May of 2014.
Talan Torriero was known as the playboy on Laguna Beach. After graduating from high school, Torriero went on to do a few acting gigs here and there and continued on with his playboy lifestyle. He dated Pussycat Doll, Nicole Scherzinger and he was engaged to Kimberly Stewart, although the engagement only lasted a week. Since then he has settled down and got married to his wife, Danielle in June 2014. As for a job, Torriero is currently the creative director for TMG Digital.
Jessica Smith was known as being one of Kristin Cavallari’s best friends on Laguna Beach. After graduating high school, Smith attended Saddleback College in Orange County and made headlines when she was charged with a DUI in 2007. Since then Smith has left the limelight and is now married with three children. Cavallari has admitted in an interview that the two are no longer in touch.
Jason Wahler was the bad boy of Laguna Beach and he went on to continue that role on The Hills as well. Wahler openly dealt with substance abuse in front of the cameras and was arrested six different times due to alcohol related issues. He appeared on season 4 of Vh1’s Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew in 2010. Wahler has now been sober for four years and married Ashley Slack in October of 2013.
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