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Happy 28th birthday, Lauren Conrad! She was only a teenager when she first made reality-TV waves on the hit MTV show Laguna Beach and The Hills, but now LC is a designer, entrepreneur, best-selling author and social media star with over 3.2 million Twitter followers. Lauren’s rapidly growing brand includes her Paper Crown fashion line, her Kohl’s bedding collection, her XO(eco) line of environmentally friendly bags with BlueAvocado, and her online store The Little Market, which features handmade products from female artists from all over the world, to name a few ventures. She also puts her own DIY spin on craft projects as a blogger. 

Then there’s another upcoming project that’s particularly close to her heart: Lauren is busy planning her wedding to former Something Corporate guitarist and law student William Tell. To celebrate Lauren’s birthday, see how she went from Laguna Beach High School sophomore to a multi-talented entrepreneur.

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• Try on Lauren’s Hair! 

—Serena Kappes