The former Hills star turned mogul will debut MTV series about life as designer

By Michelle Ward
Updated September 24, 2010 03:35 PM
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Lauren Conrad hasn’t forgotten her roots.

The former Hills star has become a best-selling author, clothing designer and much buzzed-about fashionista, but she now is returning to the career that made her famous – reality TV star.

Conrad, 24, spoke about starring in a new MTV reality show about her life as a clothing designer on KIIS FM’s On Air With Ryan Seacrest Friday. When Seacrest asked if the rumors of her return were true, Conrad coyly said, “It’d be safe to say [yes] . . . It would follow my career, set in L.A.”

MTV later confirmed the news to PEOPLE.

Stating she has “no regrets” from her time on The Hills, Conrad’s catfights with cast members and drama filled departure has taught her not to mix business with pleasure. “I’ve always been open to doing reality again. It’s just under certain circumstances,” she said. “As long as you have a separation then it works. You have your personal life and work life and when it’s combined it’s difficult.” When asked if long time boyfriend, Kyle Howard, 32, would be part of the series Conrad replied, “Kyle would not be in it.”

Conrad, who is busy promoting her new book, Sugar and Spice: An L.A. Candy Novel, and clothing line at Kohl’s, will jump back into filming in October. Of the series, Conrad promises, “Details will be announced next week and it will be something very, very different.”