Two of MTV's most infamous reality TV stars are now speaking out on their fall from grace. Both Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt were catapulted into the spotlight in 2006, when The HIlls become a hit among teen viewers. However, bad career choices and a number of plastic surgeries later, life has changed drastically in the OC.
"We were living each other's mistakes. Everything we were doing, in retrospect, was a mistake. The second we continued on our quest for fame was a mistake," Pratt, 27, says. "This isn't a business. That was the big thing I didn't get: Reality TV is not a career. Anyone who says, 'Oh, you can have a career in reality' -- that is a lie."
"Paris Hilton created fame for nothing. The fact that only 400,000 people tuned into her premiere? We're Paris Hilton fans," Pratt says. "She didn't make all these surgery mistakes. . . she didn't do any of that. But here she is. Her career stopped."
"Obviously I wish I didn't do it," Montag says. "I would go back and not have any surgery. It doesn't help. I got too caught up in Hollywood, being so into myself and my image. I don't regret anything, but if I could go back, I wouldn't do it."
Heidi admitted that she was caught up in the Hollywood hype when her addiction to facial surgeries took over her life.
"I thought I was investing in myself and my brand, like Kim Kardashian. When she buys these clothes, she's investing in herself, because she is a big brand and is likable. I thought I had that potential. My ego got too big. To think I could be someone like that when I was the most hated girl ever."
After being completly exiled from the MTV machine, the couple was left being outcasts of the reality TV scene.
"I thought when this was all over, I could get on an interview and say, 'It was all entertainment,'" Pratt continues. "I thought I was the Wizard of Oz, like, I'm the guy behind the curtain, Spencer continued, "Banned from the premieres, banned from the finale parties. And If you're banned from your own show. . .it really gives you this feeling of inadequacy."