Back again in 2004, a group of MTV producers turned up at a Southern California high school on the hunt for the ideal group of charismatic teenagers to entrance their hottest brainchild: a authentic-life, docu-cleaning soap model of Fox’s runaway-strike drama The O.C.
“We’re sitting down there in course, and more than the every day bulletins they announce, ‘Okay everyone, MTV’s in this article. They are likely to cast a fact show on Laguna Beach front. If you happen to be fascinated, indicator up in the quad at crack,'” Christina Sinclair (née Schuller) recalled to Time in 2014. “And I consider for any 18 year previous, that’s a dream arrive genuine. It can be like Grease—when they say they are heading to film their promenade and it truly is heading to be on national television. Oh my gosh, I have to do it!”
In a pre-Kardashians, pre-True Housewives world, what the community was after was pretty groundbreaking—a glossy-on the lookout, new variety of truth Tv that simply adopted a team of intriguing topics all-around waiting around for them to make fantastic television. And, right after weeks of scouting, when they stumbled on outspoken blonde junior Kristin Cavallari, her dreamy senior boyfriend Stephen Colletti and his greatest friend Lauren Conrad, the perpetual lady-next-doorway who’d been harboring a mystery crush, 1 advancement exec sent back again term to the community: They had it.