Lauren Conrad, born February 1, 1986, is an American television personality, fashion designer, and author. Born and raised in Laguna Beach, California, Conrad was casted for the reality television series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County at the age of 18. After moving to Los Angeles in 2006, Conrad was casted in another reality series, The Hills. She left the series in 2009, and began working on her fashion line. She is married to singer songwriter, William Tell. Conrad has been a supporting voice for adopting from shelters.