"I actually came dangerously close to not doing season three, because I really didn't want to do the show with Heidi and Spencer," the reality TV star tells Seventeen magazine in its October issue. "I'm not who they are. I don't stage my own publicity. I just kind of live my life and do my job, and I don't want to be grouped with them."
Conrad, 21, says MTV argued that all the characters needed to return for the show to work.
The network said "Heidi and Spencer were always a part of the show, and they can't all of a sudden make main characters disappear," Conrad says. "And so we continue to follow their lives, and the producers keep letting Heidi and Spencer think there's some hope [that we'll make up]."
"Some people are willing to betray years of friendship just to get a little bit of the spotlight," Conrad says. "They just want to become famous so badly, and that's never really made sense to me. I mean, it's fun to go out and do stuff in Hollywood, but if it was gone tomorrow, I really wouldn't be disappointed."
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On a lighter note, Conrad also reveals to Seventeen a little bit about her dating habits.
"I don't kiss on the first date," she says. "My friends always make fun of me for that! But I will hold hands."
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