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Kristin Cavallari – Reality TV Star Turned Entrepreneur and Lifestyle Expert

Full Name Kristin Elizabeth Cavallari
Age 36 years old
Birthday January 5, 1987
Birthplace Denver, Colorado, United States
Relationship Single
Height 5‘ 3" (160 cm)
Net Worth $30 million
Social Media Instagram

As a longtime fan who‘s followed her journey closely, I‘m excited to provide an in-depth look at the life and career of Kristin Cavallari – beloved reality star turned lifestyle entrepreneur and business mogul.

From Small-Town Girl to MTV Star

According to reports, Cavallari first developed a passion for performing as a child growing up in suburban Illinois. She was born in Denver, Colorado in 1987, but was raised in Barrington, Illinois with her parents and brother. At just 13 years old, the ambitious teen signed with Ford Models and appeared in ad campaigns.

But Cavallari‘s big break came in 2004 when she was cast in the MTV reality series Laguna Beach at age 17. According to Cavallari, she initially auditioned on a whim with friends. But her girl-next-door charm and dramatic storyline made her a standout on the show.

As fans will recall, Cavallari‘s on-again, off-again romance with co-star Stephen Colletti was central to Laguna Beach‘s plotline. Her rivalry with fellow cast member Lauren Conrad also drew attention. While ratings were initially low, Laguna Beach grew into a surprise hit and cultural phenomenon for MTV. Cavallari emerged as one of its most popular cast members.

Parlaying Reality TV Fame into Business Success

While many reality stars fade into obscurity, Cavallari had ambitions beyond Laguna Beach. She landed acting roles on shows like Veronica Mars and CSI: NY. And in 2006, she joined another burgeoning MTV hit, The Hills.

But it was Cavallari‘s business savvy that truly enabled her fame to transcend her reality TV roots. According to Forbes, she launched her own shoe line with Chinese Laundry in 2011. Then in 2014, she published the bestselling book Balancing in Heels, sharing her lifestyle tips and tricks.

Cavallari‘s passion for fashion truly culminated in 2017 with the launch of her jewelry and home goods brand Uncommon James. She has since expanded the brand to include clothing, accessories, and a thriving e-commerce site. There are also Uncommon James brick-and-mortar stores in Nashville, Chicago, and Dallas.

Beyond her own ventures, Cavallari has partnered with major brands like Kohl‘s and Rutledge Jewelers on collections. As reported by E! News, she also recently announced the 2023 launch of Uncommon Beauty – her own skin care and cosmetics line.

TV Personality, Author & Podcaster

Even as she built her business empire, Cavallari never lost her knack for reality TV. She starred in her own E! show Very Cavallari from 2018-2020, allowing fans an inside look at her company and family life. Cavallari has also published two additional books – True Roots and True Comfort.

Most recently in 2022, she reconnected with her Laguna Beach co-star and ex Stephen Colletti for the Back to the Beach podcast. According to their Spotify page, the show allows them to reminisce on their days as teenage reality stars. For legions of Laguna Beach fans like myself, it‘s an entertaining, nostalgic listen!

Kristin‘s Legacy as a Lifestyle Trailblazer

Now in her mid-30s, Kristin Cavallari has achieved a level of multi-hyphenate success few reality stars manage to obtain. But beyond the brands and TV shows, her business savvy, relatable style, and candid personality make her a lifestyle icon for the millennial generation.

In my view, Cavallari‘s ability to transform fame into a fashion and lifestyle empire makes her a trailblazing entrepreneur. She‘s inspired legions of fans to work towards their dreams. And with her boho-chic California style, she‘ll always be a beauty and fashion muse.

For longtime fans like me, it‘s been amazing watching the small-town teenager from Laguna Beach blossom into a successful businesswoman, author, podcaster, and mother of three. I can‘t wait to see what unconventional endeavors Cavallari pursues next on her quest for lifestyle domination!