Chances are you know who Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are.In case you haven’t seen an episode of “The Hills” or “I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here,” you might recognise the reality TV couple from:
Their many staged paparazzi shots (hello, watermelons), break-ups that made tabloid covers (now admitted to be fake — shocker!), and the plastic surgery “addiction” that took over headlines.
And now they have a new way to grab your attention: making you feel bad for them.
In a new interview with The Daily Beast’s Kate Aurthur, the couple explains their perception of fame was flawed and led them to their current state — broke and living at Pratt’s parents’ home:
“Spencer estimated they spent $2 million on Heidi’s ill-fated pop-music career, hiring writers, producers, and engineers who worked with Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and Lady Gaga. There were lots of clothes, too. ‘I probably spent a million dollars on suits and fancy clothes,’ Spencer said. ‘My whole million-dollar wardrobe—I would never wear that again. They’re props. Everything we were doing, we were buying props. I bought a big blue monster truck just to drive it on The Hills for an episode. Never drove it again.'”
Or, as Pratt summarizes, “What we learned is: You can be too famous.”
Feel bad yet?
So, now that they’ve learned that “Reality TV is not a career. Anyone who says, ‘Oh, you can have a career in reality’—that is a lie,” what have they been up to?
Trying to work in reality TV! Makes sense.
Montag is currently on VH1’s reality-competition show “Famous Food” and Pratt tells Aurthur he applied for a position as a reality TV agent, and admits:
“‘If they called me right now and said, ‘We want you to be on Jersey Shore and be a bully, and we’ll bring your paycheck back,’ I’d say, ‘Get me on a plane to Italy.'”
So let’s re-cap. Montag and Pratt claim to have learned a lesson that they’re not actually following. Instead, they’re talking about this “lesson” in an effort to garner some sort of sympathetic publicity, which despite being infuriatingly ridiculous, is working. Oh, and they would still do reality TV.
Sounds like someone is on the hunt for a reality show about being on a reality show.
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