Lauren Conrad: I Was Afraid to Go Online and Face Criticism

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Lauren Conrad: I Was Afraid to Go Online and Face Criticism
Lauren Conrad: I Was Afraid to Go Online and Face Criticism
Lauren Conrad's entire life changed after she left The Hills. For the first time in years she's in control of her personal and professional life, and couldn't be happier.

Lauren got up close and personal with Glamour magazine for their annual "Friends Issue," and she of course brought her friends along for the ride! Check out highlights from the interview below...

On too much attention: “I get very uncomfortable with people watching me. And I know that sounds silly because of the show, but we were filming with people that we’d known for years, and it was a job.”

On her relationship with boyfriend Kyle Howard: “I don’t have to clear my movie dates with a filming crew. (laughs) As soon as I started doing the show, I never had a boyfriend off camera; it wasn’t allowed. So I had a rule: I would date someone for a few weeks, and that was it. Anyway, the first two weeks are the best!”

On her body: “I never felt a push to be stick thin. I work out and eat healthy, so mostly it’s about being in shape and having energy. But about a year ago, I looked down and thought, I have cellulite. Where did that come from? I went through treatments; [my body] was like, It’s not going anywhere.”

On getting criticized online: "It got to the point where I was afraid to go online. I lived without cable or Internet for an entire year."

On what her friends mean to her: "Everything! There are six of us: Lo, who is my roommate; Whitney; my other roommate, Maura; Britton and Natania; and Jillian, whom I’ve known since kindergarten. When I’m upset they build me up, and if I’m getting a little too involved, they bring me back."
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