After she gave up her job as a reality TV star on The Hills Lauren Conrad embarked on a new career as a designer, but admits it was pretty difficult at first.
Discussing her step into the fashion world, LC says it took a while for people in the industry to take her seriously.
On becoming a designer, the 26-year-old beauty said: “It was difficult to be taken seriously. But I think the fact that I went to school to study fashion and worked in the industry helped me.
“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,” Lauren added in an interview with Lucky magazine.
Conrad also revealed how she’s got tougher skin now she’s older and become a lot stronger in recent years.
“At the end of the day it’s going to hurt your feelings if someone says something mean about you,” she explained.
“But I’ve learned to take a step back and ask myself if it’s really going to affect me, if this person who I’m never going to know or meet doesn’t like me. And it doesn’t.”
Lauren is currently dating boyfriend William Tell and talked of starting a family with her beau one day.
“I want kids, but not in the immediate future,” she shared. “All of my friends in their early 30s who just started having kids say, ‘Give it a few years.’”