MTV was chaotic during the 2000s, but that turbulent time gave rise to shows like Jersey Shore and Laguna Beach. Those shows turned some of its figures into household names, including Kristin Cavallari.
Cavallari has remained in the spotlight since breaking out on the show, and she’s received coverage for everything under the sun, including her relationships, as well as her business ventures.
Recently, the former reality star opened up about a moment on Laguna Beach that made her uncomfortable, and we have all the details on the situation that unfolded below!
Kristin Cavallari Was Featured On MTV’s ‘Laguna Beach’ In The 2000s
In 2004, when MTV was in the midst of its wild teenager reality show fixation, the network unleashed Laguna Beach, a show focused on wealthy teenagers making their way through life in an affluent area of Southern California. Turns out, people love when drama unfolds between rich folks, and this show took off in a flash.
Laguna Beach featured a number of notable performers, including Kristin Cavallari, who became a household name thanks to her time on the show.
Cavallari was able to use her newfound fame to kickstart a career in entertainment, and she’s been thriving ever since. She’s done more reality shows, has appeared in scripted TV projects, has written books, has launched fashion lines, and has even been involved in high-profile romances, notably with former NFL quarterback, Jay Cutler.
Now that she’s grown and long since moved on from the show, Cavallari has been opening up about her experiences, both the good and the bad.
Kristin Cavallari Has Been Opening Up About Her Life On TV, And What Really Happened
In a recent interview, Cavallari and co-star, Stephen Colletti, gave some insight about how things actually were behind the scenes.
For instance, Cavallari stated that the show was supposed to feature them in school, but that an infamous Super Bowl event changed that.
“Initially, they had the school on board. They were supposed to shoot at school in the middle of class. And then I think … the parents said, ‘What are we doing? Why are we letting these cameras in there? It’s going to be a huge distraction,'” she said.
Another revelation was that things were actually filmed out of order, and then stitched together for a cohesive narrative.
“When we filmed the pilot, which was months prior to us shooting the series, we were in a very different place in our relationship. Two months in a high schooler’s life can make a world of difference. … They were filmed so out of order and then mashed together as though they were within a few days of each other, which just wasn’t the case,” she revealed.
This is all pretty surprising stuff, but it was just the tip of the iceberg. The duo would also talk about an infamous moment on the show that had Cavallari feeling uncomfortable the entire time it was being filmed.
Kristin Cavallari Was Uncomfortable While Trying On Swimwear With The Cameras Rolling
So, what about working on the show makes Kristin Cavallari so uncomfortable? Well, it all stems from being underage and having to try on swimwear in front of the cameras for the whole world to see.
“They had us trying on these bathing suits, and they made us come out of the dressing room and show off our bathing suits, and I was so uncomfortable. I hated every second,” Cavallari said.
Stephen Colletti, who co-starred on the show and was featured on th interview, noted that Cavallari was underage at the time of filming, which says a lot about the sexualization of young stars in Hollywood.
Cavallari also dished on how things were not the same for her co-star, Lauren Conrad.
“Of course, they had me trying on bathing suits, not Lauren. It was me because they had to put me in that box and keep me there.“
You had better believe that if something like this happened now, social media would have a field day with the story.
Kristin Cavallari had to deal with more than people realized while starring on TV, and her opening up about it will go a long way in newer young stars being treated the right way while on camera. Sadly, there is a still a long way to go there.