Lauren Conrad has a lot to smile about these days.
She’s the January 2014 covergirl of Cosmopolitan magazine. inside this issue, Conrade gives all the sentimental details regarding her engagement. She also dishes on her time on reality TV and her body.
Check out some of her Cosmopolitan highlights below!
On her fiance’s proposal:
“I had no idea it was coming. I thought he would wait until he finished law school. He didn’t even ask my friends [what kind of ring to buy], which was a bold move. He said, ‘I know you, and I know what you like.’ And I love it. It’s perfect.”
On her views on marriage:
“You have the rest of your life to be married. Enjoy falling in love. When girls get caught up in the timeline, it becomes more about wedding than the marriage. you should be with someone with whom you could elope this weekend and be happy. William hates it when I say this, but he really is a very nice guy, and when you meet a nice guy who also manages to keep your interest, that is the dream… If you’re going to settle down, it should be with someone you can’t stop thinking about. Especially if you’re in your 20s. If I were single in my 60s, I would totally settle. I would!”
On her biggest mistakes while on reality TV:
“Being on television all those years, I got to view my own behavior. One thing I realized is that I was too hard on my friends when it came to guys. Instinctively, I wanted to protect them. But when you come off as judge-y and people are reluctant to come to you with a problem. I had to cut ‘I told you so’ from my vocabulary.”
On how she views her body:
“I’m so jealous of people who completely love their bodies. I think most women have trouble areas as well as areas that they like. So you play up your favorite parts and learn to dress around the others. I used to hate my legs, but now I always wear minis. It was an accident. In an effort to look taller, I started wearing really high heels with shorter skirts and ended up showing off my legs a lot.”
If you’re looking to have a bikini bod like Heidi Montag, be prepared to work out 14 hours a day.
“I’ve been working out from, like, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. for two months now. I’ve been working out really hard because I had this pool party and I was like, I have to be in shape,” she told Us Weekly. “And I was actually a lot overweight. It was the most I’ve ever been because I’ve kind of been in hiding eating pie with my husband and puppies, so I needed to get back in shape.”
Montag, who stands at 5’2, weighed 130 pounds not too long ago, now she’s back to her normal weight at 103 pounds.
Heidi shared with UsWeekly how she dropped 27 pounds so quickly.
“I’ve been running a lot, and I’ve been doing weights,” she said. “When you work out, you boost your metabolism, so you have to [make sure you eat enough].”
Even though Heidi says pie and fried chicken are her weaknesses, she’s been snacking on apples, cherries and salads to slim down.
Montag took a year off from the gym due to her 10 surgeries.
“My breasts, because they’re so big, really needed some time,” she explained. “So I’m just starting to work out again after my surgery. Sometimes I get shooting pains, but I hear that’s normal.”
The world hasn’t seen much of Heidi and Spencer Pratt as of late, but that just changed. The couple was spotted in a parking garage in Venice, California. Heidi spent time talking on the phone while Spencer sat in their car. In case you were wondering, that is a Birkin bag in Heidi’s hand.
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