I think it's a good thing to feel like you have to prove something, because you're always going to have to work a little bit harder." Since appearing on Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, Conrad has been recognized as being among the first individuals to benefit from the popularity of reality television in the early 2000s.
In 2009, Thomas Rogers from Salon described her as "one of the dullest major characters in reality television history", but opined that her normalcy compared to her co-stars on The Hills made her "vaguely likable".
" when criticizing Spencer Pratt during the second season, and "You know what you did!
" when arguing with Heidi Montag over her alleged involvement with sex tape rumors involving herself in the third season.
During its production, she was often referred to by the initialism "L.