Every week, MTV assured us that the people, places and drama were real. But once the cameras stopped rolling, Laguna Beach fans were left to wonder what happened to their favorite cast members. Did Christina ever become a famous singer? Did Kristin shed her bad girl ways? What actually happened in Cabo? Though we may never know the answer to that last question, let’s go back (back to the beginning) so we can remember our favorite Laguna Beach characters and find out where they are now.
The former drama queen of Orange County finally turned over a new leaf. In addition to her stint on The Hills— where she set her sights on Lauren Conrad’s ex, Brody Jenner—Cavallari tried her hand at acting. Though her guest appearances on The Middle and CSI: NY weren’t Emmy-worthy, the reality star kept herself in the limelight. Now, Cavallari is putting her career on hold for her family: she and fiancé Jay Cutler recently welcomed their son Camden.
Is it just us, or did you also wish you were Stephen Colletti’s girlfriend? If his boyish charm wasn’t enough to win you over, his surfer lingo was oddly lovable. As expected, the Laguna Beach hunk had his share of A-List romances once he graduated high school: he dated Hayden Panettiere for some time. Like many of his other co-stars, Colletti tried to make it as an actor. Not only did he have a reoccurring role on One Tree Hill, he was also the star of the holiday film All About Christmas Eve. We know what you’re thinking: that’s a must-watch this coming holiday season.
When Laguna Beach first aired, everyone wanted to be Lauren Conrad (a.k.a LC). Who wasn’t jealous of her queen bee status, ambiguous relationship with Stephen and awesome infinity pool? Old habits die hard, because Conrad still lives a enviable life. As we all know, cute boys, luxe soirees and dramas followed Conrad from Laguna Beach to Los Angeles. But what happened after Conrad left The Hills? With a must-visit lifestyle website, seven books, three clothing lines and a slew of endorsement deals, Conrad is undeniably the most successful out of her high school friends. If her blossoming career doesn’t make you jealous, just take a look at her Instagram—you’ll be wishing you had her creative eye and impeccable use of filters.
Though Torriero always seemed like Orange County’s token “good guy,” his life took a dramatic turn once the cameras stopped rolling. Not only did he party with Paris Hilton and record a song called “Somewhere Dead in Hollywood,” he got a DUI in 2012. According to TMZ, the former reality star was faced with three years probation, 390 dollars in fines and three months in a first offender alcohol program. Yikes!
Jessica Smith (Evans)
Unfortunately, it seems as if drinking and driving is a trend amongst Laguna Beach stars. In 2007, Kristin Cavallari’s sidekick was arrested for driving under the influence. Luckily, the reality star’s life drastically changed since her DUI: she is now married to Michael Evans and has two adorable children. Don’t believe us? Check out her Instagram account.
We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Schuller’s singing career never took off. Best known as “the reverend’s daughter,” Schuller studied drama at USC. On the bright side, she and Morgan Olson are still good friends—Schuller was even one of her bridesmaids!
Every town needs a bad boy, and Jason Wahler was just that for Laguna Beach. From cheating on Lauren with Jessica (gasp) to being the reason Lauren didn’t go to Paris (double gasp), Laguna Beach fans loved to hate Wahler. After six alcohol-related arrests and an appearance on Celebrity Rehab, we are happy to report the heartbreaker is sober and has even become a one woman man. Earlier this year, Perez Hilton reported that Wahler proposed model Ashley Slack. Congratulations to the happy couple!
From “goachie bag” to “Justin Bobby,” Bosworth’s one-liners always made us laugh. But before you write her off as the ditzy blonde, Bosworth (a.k.a. Lo) has made quite a name for herself. According to CBS Money Watch, Bayer hired the lovable starlet to endorse Yaz in 2009. As a UCLA grad, where she studied art history, Bosworth also created a lifestyle website and wrote a book– they both share the name The Lo Down. How cute!
We always knew that Phillips was a giver. After all, LC introduced him as “the guy with the best party house in Laguna.” Since Phillips was also known as the “serious one,” it’s no surprise that he’s already accomplished so much. Since his reality stardom, Phillips cofounded City Love Project, an art project that encourages people to paint what they think their city loves. With a dual degree in alternative energy and fashion design, Phillips has his sights set on changing the fashion industry. After all these years, he and Lauren are still good friends!
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