Heidi Montag (born September 15, 1986) is an American reality television personality, fashion designer, and pop singer. Montag, along with her boyfriend Spencer Pratt, have made a joint fortune of $3 million in the last two years alone thanks to TV salaries, club appearances, photo shoots, and business deals.
n the summer of 2005, MTV began filming the lives of Laguna Beach cast member Lauren Conrad and her college friends for her spin-off reality show, The Hills. Montag’s reality TV career began with a few appearances on season two of MTV’s Laguna Beach. Montag’s friendship with Conrad led to a featured role in The Hills, which premiered on May 31, 2006. Montag was featured in the series sharing an apartment with Conrad while studying at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles. Montag left the Fashion Institute in fall of 2005 when she was hired at Bolthouse Productions. According to Montag, she dropped out because she “did not find the school challenging”. Within two years, Montag was promoted to event planner at Bolthouse, before being fired.
Montag appeared in every episode of seasons one and two of The Hills, and appeared in season three, which aired on MTV on August 13, 2007. In the summer of 2006, Montag started dating fellow Hills cast member Spencer Pratt, a former manager of Brody Jenner. Season 2 of The Hills (which aired from January through April 2007) focused on Montag’s relationship with Pratt and its effect on her friendships with Conrad and fellow Hills cast member Audrina Patridge. On the Season 2 finale, Montag moved out of her apartment with Conrad to live with Pratt. Although Conrad maintained the two were still friends after Montag moved out, the friendship soon ended when Conrad blamed Montag and Pratt for spreading rumors about a sex tape featuring her and ex-boyfriend Jason Wahler. In October 2008, the pair reportedly ended their feud.
In August 2008, Lauren Conrad expressed feelings that The Hills is “definitely reaching its end” and cited the privacy pitfalls. Montag and Pratt have expressed an interest in adopting Conrad’s lead role and narrator. In a recent radio interview with Ryan Seacrest, Montag said “I think that maybe Lauren is tired of being on the show, but we’re just beginning,” and that “We’re not even remotely sick of it.” Whereas Pratt stated that, “sometimes the narrator has to throw their hate up on the wall and pass the mic”, and expressed an interest in taking The Hills to a tenth season.
Montag began dating Jordan Eubanks in 2005 and their relationship was featured on season one of The Hills. Montag broke off her relationship with Eubanks in the spring of 2006, a move that she has described as “the best decision of her life” and “something that she should have done earlier”.
In May 2007, Montag and Spencer Pratt announced their engagement. During The Hills season finale in December 2007, Montag and Pratt broke off their engagement. During a broadcast of Ryan Seacrest’s radio show, Pratt revealed that he is madly in love with Montag and trying to win her back. They have continued to be seen together, and Montag described the relationship as “up and down” in April 2008, saying that “the bottom line is that we love each other … and we’re just trying to figure out our stuff like every other couple.”
After months of speculation and rumors, Montag admitted to undergoing a breast augmentation, collagen lip injections, and rhinoplasty in April 2007.
In an April 2008 interview, Montag stated that she is a Republican and that she plans to vote for John McCain in the 2008 presidential election. Although not registered to vote when making that statement, she said that this was because she had been too busy and that she planned to register soon.
On March 3, 2008, Montag’s stepbrother Eric O’Hara was killed in a freak accident after a fall from an icy roof. O’Hara was a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan and served the 82nd Airborne Division. Montag released a statement regarding the death:
“Losing my brother, at an early age is such a tragedy. I just loved him more than anything. He was just so patriotic. He really wanted to go to Iraq and help and do all that he could for his country. He felt like it was his duty. I’ll really miss him.”
In 2007, Heidi underwent a conservative two procedure plastic surgery operation including breast implants (to a C cup) and a rhinoplasty (nosejob.) Compared to her extreme makeover that was to follow, this operation went relatively unnoticed. There were complimentary reviews of the procedure at the time.
On November 20, 2009, Montag went through a massive life transformation through plastic surgery. Montag had her breast implants enlarged from a C cup to a DDD cup, with 650 cc of silicone in each breast. Montag also had her cheeks enlarged, had liposuction on her waist and hips, buttocks augmentation, botox, neck liposuction and chin reduction. In total, Montag had 10 plastic surgeries. In January 2010, Montag came out with her new look in a shoot and interview for People magazine. Soon after the release of her new look, Montag confessed that she almost died from all the surgeries.
In March 2010, Montag’s plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Ryan came out to say that he wouldn’t operate on Montag any longer. Montag defended her plastic surgeries and said that she wasn’t finished getting more surgeries, including further breast implants that would increase her bust size from a DDD cup to a H cup.
In June 2011, Montag announced that she lost 27 pounds, after a two-month extreme workout regimen. The weight loss took her weight down to 103 pounds.
In late 2013 she reduced her boobs to a C cup, same size as she had before she received implants in 2007