|Full Name||Heidi Montag Pratt|
|Birthday||September 15, 1986|
|Born||Crested Butte, CO|
Heidi Pratt (née Montag) is an American reality television personality and singer best known for her appearances in The Hills and Celebrity Big Brother. She is also an entrepreneur and philanthropist.
Early Life and Path to Reality TV
Heidi grew up in the small town of Crested Butte, Colorado as a child. After high school, she studied fashion at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco before transferring to LA‘s Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) in 2005.
It was at FIDM that Heidi befriended Lauren Conrad, a fellow fashion student. When Lauren was cast on the new reality show The Hills, she brought Heidi into the mix as her friend and roommate. Little did Heidi know this would kickstart a decade-plus career in reality television.
Rise to Fame on The Hills
Debuting in 2006, The Hills followed Lauren and her friends living, working, and dating in LA. As Lauren‘s bubbly BFF and roommate, Heidi immediately charmed fans. We saw her chase a modeling career, fall out with Lauren, and begin an on-off relationship with Spencer Pratt.
Over 6 seasons, Heidi went from a sweet small-town girl to a self-described "villain." Her life played out dramatically in front of millions of viewers who were invested in her storylines. By the series finale in 2010, Heidi had eloped with Spencer and become estranged from former co-stars Lauren and Audrina.
Continued Reality TV Appearances
Capitalizing on her soap opera-worthy portrayal on The Hills, Heidi continued to appear on reality shows like I‘m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! with Spencer. The couple even starred on their own spinoff reality show called The Princes of Malibu.
In 2013, Speidi competed on Celebrity Big Brother UK, where they became known for their polarizing and conniving tactics. They returned to the Hills universe in 2019 for the revival series The Hills: New Beginnings.
Plastic Surgery Transformations
Heidi received significant backlash in 2010 when she revealed she had undergone 10 cosmetic procedures in 24 hours. These included a mini brow lift, breast augmentation, chin reduction, and more.
Over the years she has been very open about the plastic surgeries she‘s gotten, like multiple nose jobs and additional breast enhancement surgeries. Heidi said enhancements helped boost her self-esteem. But many felt she went overboard and was unrecognizable compared to early days.
Marriage to Spencer Pratt
Spencer and Heidi had a turbulent, on-off relationship throughout The Hills. In 2008 during the show‘s 4th season, the couple eloped in Mexico. This caused major strife with co-stars like Lauren Conrad who felt betrayed.
In 2009, Heidi officially changed her name to Heidi Pratt when she legally married Spencer. The couple leaned into playing the villain role, staging paparazzi photos and fabricating drama.
After spending some years step back from the spotlight, Spencer and Heidi returned to reality TV for The Hills: New Beginnings in a happier place in their marriage and lives. They now share son Gunner, born in 2017.
Current Life and Career
Today Heidi and Spencer live fairly normal lives in Los Angeles compared to their headline-grabbing days. Heidi has over 1 million Instagram followers and works as an influencer.
She also founded her clothing company Heidiwood in 2019. The brand reflects her fashion school background with trendy, California-inspired styles.
While less famous now than during The Hills craze, Speidi still have nostalgic pop culture relevance. They seem content embracing their roles as reality TV personalities.