Saturday, April 11, 2009

Heidi Montag Biography

Heidi Montag (born September 15, 1986) is an American singer, television personality, actress, and celebutante. She is best known for being on The Hills, alongside Lauren Conrad. Montag, along with Spencer Pratt, have made a joint fortune of $3 million in the last two years alone thanks to TV salaries, club appearances, photo shoots, and business deals. Her last name is the German word for Monday.

Reality TV (2005-2009)
In February 2005 Montag joined the cast of Laguna Beach for the final 6 episodes of the second season after moving in with best friend Lauren Conrad and her family.

Montag's friendship with Conrad led to a featured role in The Hills, which premiered on May 31, 2006. Montag was featured in the series sharing an apartment with Conrad while studying at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles. Montag left the Fashion Institute in fall of 2005 when she was hired at Bolthouse Productions. According to Montag, she dropped out because she "did not find the school challenging". Within two years, Montag was promoted to event planner at Bolthouse, before being fired and then re-hired.

Montag appeared in every episode of seasons one and two of The Hills, and appeared in season three, which aired on MTV on August 13, 2007. In the summer of 2006, Montag started dating fellow Hills cast member Spencer Pratt, a former manager of Brody Jenner. Season 2 of The Hills (which aired from January through April 2007) focused on Montag's relationship with Pratt and its effect on her friendships with Conrad and fellow Hills cast member Audrina Patridge. On the Season 2 finale, Montag moved out of her apartment with Conrad to live with Pratt. Although Conrad maintained the two were still friends after Montag moved out, the friendship soon ended when Conrad blamed Montag and Pratt for spreading rumors about a sex tape featuring her and ex-boyfriend Jason Wahler. In October 2008, the pair reportedly ended their feud.

In August 2008, Lauren Conrad expressed feelings that The Hills is "definitely reaching its end" and cited the privacy pitfalls. Montag and Pratt have expressed an interest in adopting Conrad's lead role and narrator. In a recent radio interview with Ryan Seacrest, Montag said "I think that maybe Lauren is tired of [being on the show], but we’re just beginning," and that "We’re not even remotely sick of it." Whereas Pratt stated that, "sometimes the narrator has to throw their hate up on the wall and pass the mic", and expressed an interest in taking The Hills to a tenth season.

Acting career (2008-present)

In November 2008, Montag, along with Spencer Pratt, shot scenes for an episode of the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother. The two appeared as themselves in an episode aired in January 2009.

Music career (2007-Present)
In February 2007, Montag started work on an album with producer David Foster. It was also reported that Montag is on a one-song contract with Warner Bros., not a full studio contract as both Montag and her then-fiance, Spencer Pratt, had claimed. On August 16, 2007, Ryan Seacrest premiered Montag's song, "Body Language", featuring Pratt rapping, on his KIIS-FM radio show. Both Montag and Pratt denied the song was her intended first single with Pratt telling Us Weekly that the tune, "was a song Heidi and I were doing for fun. Never would I rap on her first single!" In December 2007, another track by Montag and produced by David Foster entitled "Touch Me" was leaked online.

On February 5, 2008, Montag's first single, "Higher" received an online-only release on iTunes. Along with the single, the accompanying video shot by boyfriend, Spencer Pratt, was also available to purchase. The song and the video received a negative response from websites and readers across the internet, to which Montag responded, "I appreciate people taking the time to write any comment." The following month, Montag released her second single, "No More", through iTunes.In June 2008, Montag released two songs, her first official single (her boyfriend/partner helped film it), "Fashion" and "One More Drink." Montag also revealed interest in releasing a Christian music album.

On August 18, 2008, Montag released a song titled "Overdosin'". On September 2, 2008 another song recorded by Montag called "The Party's Wherever I Am", was leaked onto the internet. On April 1, 2009, she debuted her single "Look How I'm Doing" on Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM show.

She recently hired the songwriter maverick Cathy Dennis who has penned hits for Katy Perry and Britney Spears.

Fashion line (2008-Present)
Montag debuted her fashion line, Heidiwood, at a fashion show at the Hollywood and Highland shopping center in Hollywood on April 11, 2008. The designs since then have been dropped from all Anchor Blue Stores and will re-release the line in 2009. Shortly after, she promoted her line in New York City, at MTV's TRL, among other places.

In June 2009 Montag is set to debut her own line of accessories and leggings which will be sold in the U.S and the UK in all Bloomingdale's stores.

Personal life
In 2005, Montag began dating Jordan Eubanks. Their relationship was featured on season one of The Hills. Montag broke off her relationship with Eubanks in the spring of 2006, something' that she has described as "the best decision of life" and "something that should have done earlier". After months of speculation and rumors, Montag said in September 2007 that she had breast augmentation, collagen lip injections, and rhinoplasty in April 2007.

In May 2007, Montag and Spencer Pratt announced their engagement. During The Hills season finale in December 2007, Montag and Pratt broke off their engagement. During a broadcast of Ryan Seacrest's radio show, Pratt said that he was madly in love with Montag and trying to win her back.

On March 3, 2008, Montag's stepbrother Eric O'Hara was killed in a freak accident after a fall from an icy roof. O'Hara was a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan and served the 82nd Airborne Division. Montag released a statement regarding the death:

"Losing my brother at an early age is such a tragedy. I just loved him more than anything. He was just so patriotic. He really wanted to go to Iraq and help and do all that he could for his country. He felt like it was his duty. I'll really miss him."

In an April 2008 interview, Montag said that she was a Republican and that she planned to vote for John McCain in the 2008 presidential election. Although not registered to vote when making that statement, she said that this was because she had been too busy and that she planned to register soon. On November 20, 2008, Montag and Pratt had a marriage ceremony in Mexico. No family members were present and the wedding ceremony lasted 15 minutes. Neither that ceremony nor a later ceremony filmed for The Hills in a Beverly Hills Courtroom is legally binding.

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County Herself 6 episodes
2006- The Hills 5 seasons
2009 How I Met Your Mother 1 episode

Year Title Billboard 200
2009 Heidi Montag TBD

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