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Cavallari: I was afraid of getting hurt

Kristin Cavallari thinks she was “kind of a tough girl” on Laguna Beach and The Hills.

The 28-year-old rose to fame on reality TV shows Laguna Beach and subsequently, The Hills. In both programmes she was cast as a bit of a villain, but Kristin believes that persona came from a place of vulnerability.

"I moved around so much when I was younger that I sort of had to have this type of exterior, you know, I was afraid of getting hurt," she told Elle.com. "What I do think came through on the show is that I didn't stress about the little stuff. I was kind of a tough girl. And I guess that came through, like, moving around, my parents getting a divorce, different stepfamilies, and stuff like that. I'd been through a little bit more than most people who are just from Laguna Beach."

Kristin was often pitted against co-star Lauren Conrad on Laguna Beach. But the star admits she didn’t know exactly what to expect when signing up to the reality series.

“No one knew what that show was going to become, obviously,” she said. “And, so, filming the first season, we were sort of just going along with it, listening to producers, doing what they asked, not realising—me especially—that we were going to be edited the way we were."

Since The Hills ended in 2010, Kristin has moved away from the limelight a little and decided to focus on her family. She married Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler in June 2013 and the couple have two children, sons Camden and Jaxon and are currently expecting their third baby.

“I sort of have stepped out of the public eye and it's actually been really refreshing," she admitted. "I was a little nervous at first, to be honest. I didn't really know exactly what I wanted to do with my career, but everything has sort of fallen into place.”

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