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Is Kristin Cavallari a Worthy Replacement of Lauren Conrad on The Hills?

Buzz Battle: Kristin Cavallari as the New Face of The Hills

The editors here at BuzzSugar stand united in our undying love for all things pop culture, but we don't always see eye-to-eye on every topic. After checking out the premiere of The Hills, this morning's water cooler discussion quickly evolved into a debate about whether or not the show can survive with Kristin in Lauren's place.

In corner number one we've got editor B, who is ready to cancel her season pass to the show after last night's episode. In corner number two, we've got editor S, who couldn't be more thrilled to welcome Kristin to the show. We've both compiled our strongest arguments, so check out both sides of the story and weigh in for yourself when you


  • Editor B: Let me start by saying that I am not a Cavallari hater. I thought she was adorable and entertaining on Laguna Beach. The problem is that her sassy, bad-girl attitude doesn't make her unique anymore. Now she just seems like one of those girls that peaked in high school and never got over it. LC may not have been the most dramatic character on the show, but I appreciated that she kept it real instead of blatantly starting fights five minutes after walking into a party.
  • Editor S Rebuttal: By replacing LC with Kristin, The Hills just flipped the script. Within ten minutes of this week's premiere, there's a screaming match (Audrina had to be held back!). The show hasn't seen action like this since Lauren hollered that Heidi knew what she did outside of a nightclub ladies room in season three. Last night, no one stared at each other with emotive eyes and pregnant pauses. They talked, they flirted, they yelled. Thanks to Kristin, The Hills is fun again!
  • Editor B: Her valley girl voice is annoying me more than ever.
  • Editor S Rebuttal: Have you ever heard Spencer's voice? Hasn't stopped me from watching yet.
  • Editor B: It's hard to root for a protagonist that you repeatedly want to kick in the shins. I used to think Stephanie and Audrina were whiny, but now I can't blame them for leaving the show.
  • Editor S Rebuttal: After four seasons of feeling sympathy for LC (someone's being mean to Lauren, someone's lying about Lauren, someone's hooking up with Lauren's maybe boyfriend), it's refreshing to root for a live wire. Kristin's not sympathetic and she doesn't need your sympathy. There's only so many female friendship dilemmas you can go through, and The Hills has gone through them — really, is it a big deal if Lauren hangs out with Lo more than Audrina?! I'm sick of smeared mascara and tearful conversations; I'm ready for stilettos and scheming.
  • Editor B's closing argument: I'll give her a few more episodes, but I have a feeling that this show is a sinking ship and KCav is the captain. With LC gone, it's like back-to-back obnoxious scenes featuring Kristin and Spencer. There's only so much a person can take!
  • Editor S's closing argument: Did you see the previews for the coming season? Kristin will get put in her place by Jayde and the catfights are only starting. If the rest of the season is as juicy and action-packed as this week's episode, then I have my new Tuesday night destination for guilty, mean girl pleasure.

So whose side are you on?

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JenJinGin JenJinGin 7 years
LOVE KC. The show will be so much better with her on it. Lauren was so boring to watch. Plus, she is grumpy.
redchick152 redchick152 7 years
it would be different if the Hills was actual REALITY. for me, it was painful to watch. yes, maybe LC was boring, but at least she seemed to be being herself. i liked the 1st couple of seasons of the Hills when LC actually juggled job/friends/boys/college b/c that was my life too. KCav is just over the top and so obviously "acting" a part. i mean come on, do you really see her going for justin bobby????
jadenirvana jadenirvana 7 years
Love love love Kristen. She's so sexy and her confidence is just amazing to watch. LC was an insecure downer everyone could relate to. The Hills is about escapism, and Kristen has all the riches, glamour, and sex appeal girls dream about. My interest in this show just increased tenfold. I considered not even watching the premiere, and now I'm hooked again.
flowergirl flowergirl 7 years
Didn't watch it last night, have no interest in seeing KC on TV again. I just remember catching a few episodes of Laguna Beach and wondering what this girl is doing with all her parents' money? She's certainly not spending it on getting an education or doing anything else useful. Maybe she's "grown up" since Laguna days but more likely than not she's still an uneducated dolt chasing after fame and money. Oh well, I guess this is how young people define themselves these days. Sad, really.
cibele cibele 7 years
Kristin is one of the most annoying reality stars I've ever seen. Heidi and Spencer are annoying too, but at least they don't give speeches about they hate reality shows. And now she's getting Lc's leftovers, because let's face it, the whole premise about The Hills is Lauren moving to LA. Her voice is so annoying and I think her act in Laguna Beach wasn't so bad girl like everyone says. She just whined, shout "Stephen" all the time and rolled her eyes a lot. Girl acts like she's the hottest girl in town, but she's not even that cute. And sorry about the rant, but I hate this girl since Laguna days. LC might be a little boring, but this girl Kristin is to fake and annoying. And the fact she calls herself an actress offends me.
sabrina27 sabrina27 7 years
The Hills is so stupid with Kristin, its like shes trying to act but she a bad actress. MTV needs to bring LC back
genesisrocks genesisrocks 7 years
Well Kristin took over Laguna Beach and made it IMO better. Maybe she can do the same with the Hills (which I do not watch btw, so maybe not)
Molly Molly 7 years
Serena, Blair, do I need to pull you two apart? ;)
bravo7 bravo7 7 years
well I loved it! The Hills hasn't been that much fun in a long time. I didn't miss Lauren one bit to be honest.
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