Audrina: “Everything is real” on The Hills

Despite a lot of recent evidence to the contrary–Spencer and Heidi’s fake LAX scene, Lauren’s date’s revelationsHills cast member Audrina insists that the show depicts reality.

“Everything is real. Lauren and me are real friends. We live in our apartment. That’s real, like where we work, everything. The situations are real,” Audrina told People magazine.

However, she also qualified that, explaining how producers control their lives (as a producer recently admitted) and edit the results. “I mean, they might be kinda like, ‘Okay, we want you to go to Les Deux tonight,’ so we go and whatever happens, happens. And they might do things to tweak it a little bit, but our reactions–it’s totally real. It’s reality,” she said.

Audrina Patridge: ‘It’s Reality’ on The Hills [People]

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.