A nameplate in her office reads “I’m CEO, Bitch.” “Do I want to be the villain? Because I’m a mom, I’m a wife, and I just don’t think that’s who I am,” Cavallari said. I’m just waiting for him to figure it out.” That shot of Cavallari by herself in the pool quickly established her character, said executive producer Tony Di Santo — especially because it was contrasted with a scene of Conrad and her friends analyzing who they should invite to a party, and looking very unhappy when Cavallari’s name came up.“I have that tough side to me still, but I don’t think it’s the only side to me. I think that was the one side that they decided to show.” Kristin Cavallari and Stephen Colletti, left, and Lauren Conrad (second from right) and other cast members of MTV's “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.” (Jason Merritt/Film Magic) (J. “What I loved about it was Kristin seemed confident, fearless and really unconcerned with school politics and everything going on around her,” Di Santo said.and chronicles her adventures as she opens a store in Nashville for her lifestyle brand, Uncommon James.She wants her fans to see the grown-up version of herself, the working mom who runs her own business.’s executive vice president of development and production. I think that there’s something about her that is very, very real.” Cavallari persuaded her husband, Cutler, to participate; then he inadvertently stole the spotlight in the series premiere with his extreme unenthusiasm. “People think that he is the breakout star, which is fine, I’ll let him have it,” Cavallari joked, rolling her eyes.The staff of Uncommon James also gets plenty of screen time.We partner with third party advertisers, who may use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on sites and applications across devices, both on our sites and across the Internet.
“I think producers took advantage of strong personalities. Of course, she said, “It was definitely not fair that we were portrayed in a completely different light than who we are as people.” After two seasons of "Laguna," Cavallari moved to Los Angeles and tried her hand at acting, but her heart wasn't really in it.“That was really tough for me, being so young.” [How we went from ‘Survivor’ to more than 300 reality shows: A complete guide] She cried when she first saw how she was portrayed on “Laguna,” but after a while, being controversial just felt normal — and she embraced it.Years later, she returned to spin off “The Hills” where she happily agreed on her tagline: “The Bitch Is Back.” Now, she’s the star and executive producer of “Very Cavallari,” which airs Sunday nights on E!In 2009, she got an offer to star in Conrad's spinoff "The Hills" once her frenemy departed.
Although Cavallari was reluctant to go back to reality TV, she was pragmatic enough to know that the paycheck and exposure could propel her into the next phase of her career.
“I’m so confident in what I’m doing as a parent — both Jay and I are — that the stuff about my kids, or how I’m raising my kids, that’s the one area that doesn’t really get to me, to be completely honest,” Cavallari said. Based on her own experience, she’s hesitant to put her own kids in the limelight when they’re too young to choose if they want to be there.