Monday, August 24, 2009

Heidi Montag

Heidi Montag Pratt (born September 15, 1986) is an American singer and television personality. Pratt is known for appearing on the MTV reality series The Hills.


Reality TV
Born in Crested Butte, Colorado, Pratt moved to California after graduating high school where she enrolled at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.During freshman orientation, she met Lauren Conrad who was then a featured cast member on the MTV reality series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.After Pratt and Conrad transferred to Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles,Conrad received her own spin-off series The Hills, which premiered on May 31, 2006.Pratt was featured in the series sharing an apartment with Conrad while studying at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She eventually left the Fashion Institute in fall of 2005 when she was hired at Bolthouse Productions.According to Pratt, she dropped out because she "did not find the school challenging." Within two years, she was promoted to event planner at Bolthouse, before being fired and then re-hired.

Pratt appeared in every episode of seasons one and two of The Hills, and appeared in season three, which aired on MTV on August 13, 2007. In the summer of 2006, Pratt began dating fellow Hills cast member Spencer Pratt, a former manager of Brody Jenner. Season 2 of The Hills (which aired from January through April 2007) focused on Pratt's relationship with Pratt and its effect on her friendships with Conrad and fellow Hills cast member Audrina Patridge. On the Season 2 finale, Pratt moved out of her apartment with Conrad to live with Pratt. Although Conrad maintained the two were still friends after Pratt moved out, the friendship soon ended when Conrad blamed Pratt and Spencer for spreading rumors about a sex tape featuring her and ex-boyfriend Jason Wahler.In October 2008, the pair reportedly ended their feud.

In August 2008, Lauren Conrad expressed feelings that The Hills is "definitely reaching its end", citing the privacy pitfalls. Pratt and Spencer have expressed an interest in adopting Conrad's lead role and narrator. In a recent radio interview with Ryan Seacrest, Montag said "I think that maybe Lauren is tired of [being on the show], but we're just beginning," and that "We're not even remotely sick of it." Whereas Pratt stated that, "sometimes the narrator has to throw their hate up on the wall and pass the mic", and expressed an interest in taking The Hills to a tenth season. In April 2009, Montag signed on to appear on the reality series I'm a Celebrity... Get Me out of Here!. Her appearance on the show, alongside husband Spencer, was criticized after the couple claimed they were subject to torture and left the show's set multiple times before returning and ultimately withdrawing.

Acting career
In November 2008, Pratt, along with Spencer, shot scenes for an episode of the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother. The two appeared as themselves in an episode aired in January 2009.

Music career
In February 2007, Pratt started work on an album with producer David Foster. It was also reported that she is on a one-song contract with Warner Bros., not a full studio contract as both Pratt and her then-fiance, Spencer, had claimed. On August 16, 2007, Ryan Seacrest premiered Pratt's song, "Body Language", featuring Pratt rapping, on his KIIS-FM radio show. Both Pratt and Spencer denied the song was her intended first single with Pratt telling Us Weekly that the tune, "was a song Heidi and I were doing for fun. Never would I rap on her first single!" In December 2007, another track by Pratt and produced by David Foster entitled "Touch Me" was leaked online.

On February 5, 2008, Pratt's first single, "Higher" received an online-only release on iTunes. The song and the video received a negative response from websites and readers across the internet, to which Pratt responded, "I appreciate people taking the time to write any comment."  The following month, Pratt released her second single, "No More", through iTunes. In June 2008, Pratt released two songs, her first official single, "Fashion" and "One More Drink." Pratt also revealed interest in releasing a Christian music album.

On August 18, 2008, Pratt released a song titled "Overdosin'". On April 1, 2009, she debuted her single "Look How I'm Doing" on Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM show. In March 2009, Pratt hired songwriter Cathy Dennis to work on her upcoming album.

On August 23, 2009 Pratt performed live one of her songs "Body Language" during the Miss Universe 2009 pageant in the Bahamas in front of an expected worldwide audience of one billion. The song "Body Language" samples music from the number one mega hit "Situation" by Yazoo (Yaz in US) and it was performed by Pratt during the presentation of all delegates in their swimming costumes.

Fashion line
Pratt debuted her fashion line, Heidiwood, at a fashion show at the Hollywood and Highland shopping center in Hollywood on April 11, 2008. Shortly after, she promoted her line in New York City, at MTV's TRL, among other places.

Personal life
In 2005, Pratt began dating Jordan Eubanks. Pratt broke off her relationship with Eubanks in the spring of 2006, something that she has described as "the best decision of [her] life" and "something that [she] should have done earlier". After months of speculation and rumors, Pratt said in September 2007 that she had breast augmentation, collagen lip injections, and rhinoplasty in April 2007.

In May 2007, Pratt and Spencer announced their engagement. During The Hills season finale in December 2007, Pratt and Spencer broke off their engagement. During a broadcast of Ryan Seacrest's radio show, Spencer said that he was madly in love with Pratt and trying to win her back. On November 20, 2008, Pratt and Spencer had a marriage ceremony in Mexico. No family members were present and the wedding ceremony lasted 15 minutes. Pratt and Spencer married a second time on April 25, 2009 in Pasadena, California.

On March 3, 2008, Pratt's stepbrother Eric O'Hara was killed in a accident after a fall from an icy roof. O'Hara was a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan and served the 82nd Airborne Division. Pratt released a statement regarding the death:

"Losing my brother at an early age is such a tragedy. I just loved him more than anything. He was just so patriotic. He really wanted to go to Iraq and help and do all that he could for his country. He felt like it was his duty. I'll really miss him."

In an April 2008 interview, Pratt said that she was a Republican and that she planned to vote for John McCain in the 2008 presidential election. Although not registered to vote when making that statement, she said that this was because she had been too busy and that she planned to register soon. In a later interview in July 2009 on the Alex Jones Radio show, Pratt retracted her Republican support and said she no longer believes in the false left-right paradigm. During the interview, Pratt cited the Documentary "The Obama Deception," created by Alex Jones, as her reason for changing her political viewpoint.

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