Heidi Montag: Snapshot

Name
Heidi Montag
Date of Birth
September 15, 1986
Birth Place
Crested Butte, Colo.
With Spencer Pratt serving as her unwavering cheerleader, Heidi Montag made herself the breakout blonde of MTV's The Hills.

Originally slated as Lauren Conrad's sidekick-roommate, the Colorado-native expanded her role through the drama she created on (and off!) camera with bad boy Pratt – who bad-mouthed Conrad in the press. The drama boosted ratings for The Hills, but ultimately ruined her friendship with Conrad.

In April 2009, the girls shared the screen one last time, when Conrad graciously attended Montag's wedding to Pratt. Montag, who shockingly underwent 10 surgical procedures in one day, briefly left Pratt as the The Hills ended its run – only to reconcile with her "fame-loving" hubby after filing for divorce.

Heidi Montag: Video

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Before the procedures, the Hills star talks about how the changes to her body will make her feel more happy and confident (01:24)

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Heidi Montag: Five Fun Facts

  1. Before going under the knife for a DDD cup, Heidi Montag initially surgically enhanced her natural A-cup bra size to an ample 32C. When asked about her first reaction to the results, she said, "It was like Extreme Makeover."
  2. Spencer Pratt filmed Heidi Montag's music video for ''Higher'' in half an hour and for "zero dollars." One highlight from the video? Montag running through a flock of seagulls: "She's got a great bird call," Pratt told PEOPLE.
  3. Of Lauren Conrad's departure from The Hills in 2009, Heidi Montag told MTV News, "She's gotta leave the dramas to the pros!"
  4. In addition to reality TV and singing, Heidi Montag has her sights on hitting the big screen. "I also plan to win an Oscar," she told Blender. "I'm very ambitious."
  5. When Spencer Pratt proposed to Heidi Montag, TMZ reported that he gave her a fake diamond ring. They claimed that Pratt borrowed Brody Jenner's credit card to buy an amethyst ring surrounded by diamonds for a mere $2,890.

Heidi Montag: Biography

2004

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BFF Beginnings

After graduating high school, Colorado-native Heidi Montag heads to California to crack the books at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. At a freshman orientation, she meets Lauren Conrad, star of MTV’s hit reality show, Laguna Beach. "Everyone in the room was kind of gothy, and we were the two blond girls in the room scared out of our minds," Montag recalls to the New York Times in 2006. "I ran up to her and said, 'Will you please talk to me.'" Soon after, the new friends plot their move to L.A. to study at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.

2006

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May 31

The Hills Are Alive...

MTV develops a spinoff with Conrad called The Hills, featuring Conrad's move to L.A. as she studies fashion, interns at Teen Vogue, and lives with Montag. (From left, costar Audrina Patridge, fellow intern Whitney Port and Conrad). Creator Adam DiVello tells PEOPLE, "It's really about the next stage in life, when you leave high school and leave home for the first time." In the first season, Montag drops out of FIDM to work for the event-planning firm, Bolthouse Productions.

2007

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Spencer + Heidi = Speidi

During the second season of the hit show, tension surfaces between Montag and Conrad when Montag begins dating instigating bad boy, Spencer Pratt. Montag eventually moves in with Pratt, ignoring Conrad's warning of his wandering eye and her prediction that it will ruin their friendship. Conrad is also hurt when the couple urges her friend, Jen Bunney, to hook up with her ex, Brody Jenner. "I ... felt so betrayed," Conrad tells Montag.

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Photo Credits

Top Left: Art Streiber

BIOGRAPHY (top to bottom): Alexandra Wyman/WireImage; MTV

Edited by Julia Wang

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