Lauren Conrad, often referred to as "L.C.", is an American reality television star and fashion design student. She is best known for her role in the MTV reality series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County and The Hills, the latter of which earned her a Teen Choice Award in 2006 and 2007. Lauren Conrad was born in Laguna Beach, California on February 1, 1986 to James (Jim) and Katherine (nee Lawrence) Conrad. Her father is an architect (designer of the Conrad family home). Lauren Conrad has a sister three years younger named Breanna Christine Conrad (featured in Laguna Beach season three), born August 23, 1989 and a brother six years younger named Brandon James Conrad, born October 29, 1992.