Taking her front page prowess to a whole new level, Lauren Conrad stripped down for the cover of the May 2012 issue of Glamour.
Set to hit newsstands on Tuesday, April 10th, the former "Hills" hottie tossed off her top for the magazine's latest installment - which is dubbed as "The Swimsuit Issue" - while dishing about overcoming her body hang-ups, dating life and reality television.
Highlights from Miss Conrad's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Glamour!
On body image:
“On the vacation to Cabo, I wore a bathing suit on the beach for the first time in years. Usually I’m just petrified. 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.” She adds, “I haven’t met a woman without insecurities. You just have to learn to play up the positives.”
On her dating life:
“I wish I dated as much as people thought I did! It’s really funny because almost everyone that I’m reportedly 'dating' is a friend of mine. About half my friends are guys, and I’ve always gotten along really well with guys. You just have to laugh at it.” She adds, “I feel like most guys aren’t reading Us Weekly. Anyway, it’s not bad if somebody links you to one of your friends. For me, it serves as a distraction from my actual dating life. I can go and date people and not be bothered!”
On her friendships on The Hills:
“The show is what brought a lot of us together, and when it was gone, we didn’t have anything in common anymore.”
On what really happened on the reality TV sets:
“During shooting, the producers would send us quick text messages telling us what to talk about. 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!”
On what keeps her grounded:
“For me, the best way to stay grounded is to surround myself with friends and family who knew me way back when. There’s nothing like cleaning my mom’s dishes or taking out the trash to remind me that I’m no different than anyone else.”