is speaking out on claims that she was feeling "betrayed" by her friends Audrina Patridge
and Brody Jenner
-- and insists, "I love them both."
In a posting Thursday on her MySpace Celebrity blog
, Conrad, 22, wrote:
Hey! I just wanted to take a moment to clear something up. I recently did an interview to talk about the show coming back on and what everyone had to look forward to. Unfortunately it was turned into yet another "poor me" story. The article itself is a nice one but it follows headlines that, in no way, represent my words or feelings. I do not feel betrayed by Audrina or Brody. I love them both and said nothing to contradict this. I understand that headlines sell magazines, but I value my friendships above magazine sales any day.
On a more positive note, I got to see some of the first episode yesterday and it looks amazing. I'm sooooooo excited for everyone to see Paris. Best wishes and I hope everyone tunes in Monday.
With The Hills
premiering Monday night on MTV, Conrad also reveals a bit more about her family, her image and secrets behind making the show in, of all places, The Wall Street Journal
In the profile, Conrad acknowledges that she and Jenner "have an odd relationship," but it works, because "he's a cute guy who's okay with filming."
As for LC's image, Conrad's publicist talks openly with the newspaper about building Conrad as a fashion "brand" -- and about the need for Lauren to party responsibly when she's hitting the hot clubs. "It's the same conversation you'd have as a parent with a child," said the rep. Conrad's father Jim adds that they watch the blogs -- and if they see her appearing tipsy in a photo, "We will tell her to ratchet it back." Starzlife