Audrina Patridge: On Keeping It Real and Photos From Her Bikini Calendar Shoot
Audrina Patridge arriving at Milk Studios in NYC on April 20, 2011. Audrina is in NY promoting her new vh1 show Audrina.
"Audrina," which premiered Sunday, chronicles Patridge’s family life and Hollywood life and “everything in between.”
The idea of starring in yet another reality series was initially met with some hesitation by Patridge, citing “The Hills’ ” venture away from reality, which she says came at the end of Season 3, toward manipulation.
As ‘The Hills' was getting ready to wrap, my manager at the time kept saying we were being approached to do my own show,” she recalled. “MTV had always wanted that for “The Hills” — my personal life, my real friends, my family — but I was always like, no! I didn’t know how they would edit. Then I met with Mark Burnett.
“It was like day and night. He understood my worries of what I went through with ‘The Hills’ and that I didn’t want to go through that again — just being portrayed as someone I wasn’t or being pushed into situations that don’t reflect who I really am. He agreed that if we do it, it’d be real. Raw. There’s not all this lighting set up. The camera guys really hold the cameras and really follow us. It’s not us sitting down and the crew sets up three cameras on a tripod and you're not allowed to move. We just get to be ourselves. We get to talk about what we want to talk about!"
And she intends to keep it that way.
"I just get to be me. That's all I ever wanted. At the end of the day, I want to be married and have kids. This won't last forever. If we're lucky, it will last a couple of seasons. And that's fine by me."