Excerpt from an interview
Kristin did with Sharon Tharp @ Ology
So can you tell us a little bit about how you got involved with ShoeDazzle?
Let's see, I think it was last summer when I had my first design meeting, but they do this thing every month or every couple months with a new celebrity where they donate a huge chunk of the proceeds to their charity. So I was actually in Kenya in March with my charity helping rebuild schools and [saw] where all my money is going. I thought this would be a great way to raise money for my charity. I also love shoes and hope to have my own line someday, so I thought this was a good way to test the waters.
And it's named "Bardot." Did you name them after your dog?
Yeah (laughs). "The Bardot." I did. My dog's name is Bardot, but also I just love Brigitte Bardot so that's where it comes from.
Will we see you return to TV anytime soon?
I'm in the middle of casting a reality show that I'm going to produce, which I'll be on an episode or two, but as far as my own show or anything, no.
Do you ever miss it or are you happy that it's all over? Having cameras constantly following you must be a pain.
Yeah, they weren't a pain. I mean, we only shot three days a week for a few hours a day, so it was really easy. What I miss is that you become such a family with the cast and crew. That's what I miss. I don't miss the headaches that came with The Hills with the tabloid world and everyone thinking that was my real life.
Are people surprised you're getting married? Because it seems people only know single Kristin.
Well, everyone thinks they know single Kristin. But yeah, I know a lot of people were shocked. It's funny. I always said I was going to be the first out of my friends or the last to get married (laughs). But you know, the thing is, I'm really happy. I'm the happiest I've ever been. My friends and family see it and everyone's really happy for me.
That's great. Yeah, I don't really watch football, but it seems like Jay Cutler has this reputation as being a douche. Thoughts on that?
Yeah, I mean, people don't know him. Jay would rather play football and call it a day and not have to do press and all that stuff, which I completely understand. And I think he can be shy, so maybe sometimes he just comes across as that, but he's a really great guy -- a very down-to-earth, loyal guy. You can't judge someone off their image. I have to deal with that everyday. People think I'm this bitch just because of a character I played on a TV show. TV is not real. Nothing is real on TV. When people can finally understand that, they'll accept that I'm not this huge bitch. So you know, it is what it is. It comes with the territory. No matter what you do, you can't please everybody. So you just kind of have to laugh about it and let it roll off your shoulders.
Would you say Laguna Beach was a better representation of the real you as opposed to The Hills?
No. The only difference was that Laguna Beach was more of the producers messing with us and editing us and making us look a certain way. And with The Hills, I knew what I was getting into so when I came on board, I was like "Listen, I'll do whatever you guys want, just fill me in. I'm game to do whatever." So I was in on everything and it made it more fun for me.
Do you want to do more acting?
Not really. I just really want to produce this reality show and then just be behind the camera for a little bit. And I really want to have just a normal life. You know, be a wife (laughs).
Definitely. And one last question. I have to ask you, is this rumor about Justin Bobby and Holly Montag hooking up for real?
Oh, I have no idea. This is the first I'm hearing about it.