For those unaware, the famous exes have reunited for a fun podcast where they review and break down every episode of Laguna Beach. They delve into the real-life scenarios versus those made up for the sake of reality TV.
While dissecting Episode 5, “What Happens in Cabo,” Kristin admitted that she felt uncomfortable when the producers filmed her shopping for bikinis.
“They made us try on these bathing suits,” Kristin said. “And they made us come out of the locker room and show our bathing suits.”
“I was so uncomfortable every second. And seeing him again now, ugh. God, I hate that. I hate that!”
Stephen added that watching this scene also made him uncomfortable, as the producers were in the dressing room with Kristin and two of her high school friends.
“I was 17. That was crazy! Like, god,” Kristin added, as she reflected on the situation she’d found herself in at such a young age.
Stephen went on to explain that while he acknowledged the scene was uncomfortable, MTV would never put them in a situation where they asked them to change in front of them. But as the saying goes, “sex sells”, and that’s exactly what they were trying to do.
Stephen referenced another example of how Kristin was sexualized on the show, citing Kristin’s opening scene on Laguna Beachwhere she was seen hanging out in the pool in a red bikini – a pool/house they would later reveal wasn’t even hers.
Kristin went on to add that they never showed Lauren Conrad trying on bikinis, playing in the roles the creators gave them: Lauren was the nice girl and Kristin was the “wild woman with loose morals. “.