Lily Collins is paying homage to a reality star whose adventures may have helped inspire Emily in Paris.
The 33-year-old actress, who has been enjoying some downtime with her husband, shared a video on Instagram Monday of a woman named Mackenzie Barmen watching The Hills with the caption ‘Why is Emily in Paris on The Hills when Lauren is in Paris??? Lmao.
‘Okay, wait, I’m watching The Hills right now and it’s when Lauren is in Paris. Tell me why Emily in Paris is here. Watch this,’ she said.
‘Okay, here we go, just hold on’, the viewer exhorts as video shows a group of models in a group shot.
‘Wait for it…. right there! Why is she here?’ Mackenzie asked as the camera zooms in on Lily, who is smiling and she stands among the others, and modeling a beautiful set of diamond earrings in the shape of a flower chain.
Homage: Lily Collins, 33, is paying homage to a reality star who may have helped inspire Emily in Paris (Pictured in San Marino, CA in October 2022)
Commenting on the post, the Emmy nominee wrote, ‘I repeat: Lauren walked so Emily could run. I love the internet…’
The Love Rosie actress was just one of many celebrities who had cameos in the show focused on Lauren Conrad who after graduating from high school and the reality show Laguna Beach, went on to have an internship at Teen Vogue.
The MTV show ran from 2006- 2010.
Fans loved the video. One pointed out it appeared to be the Bal des debutantes, an annual event in which the daughters of well-known families are introduced to the world of high fashion.
According to L’Officiel, Lily participated in the event in 2007 and the episode which aired in the third season of The Hills was named ‘Paris Changes Everything.’
Another mentioned seeing Lily’s dad, rocker Phil Collins, in the episode as well. Perhaps the most enthusiastic comment explained, ‘Oh my goodness!!! The future womanifested itself! It was always meant to be.’
While Lily has gone on to steadily build a successful career since that appearance, Lauren, now 37, has gone on to live her dream of working in fashion.
According to her website, the designer went on the launch the LC Lauren Conrad line for Kohl’s, creating ‘fashion and fine jewelry, fashion accessories, footwear, handbags, bedding, bath, giftables, cold-weather accessories and ornaments.’
Double take: Lily shared a video created by a woman named Mackenzie Barmen on Instagram asking ‘ ‘Why is Emily in Paris on The Hills when Lauren is in Paris??? Lmao.’ Lily made an uncredited cameo on the show which aired from 2006-2010
Debutantes: Fans loved the video. One pointed out it appeared to be the Bal des debutantes, an annual event in which the daughters of well-known families are introduced to the world of high fashion
Third season: According to L’Officiel , Lily participated in the event in 2007 and the episode which aired in the third season of The Hills was named ‘Paris Changes Everything’
The former intern has also gone on to become a New York Times bestselling author, penning Lauren Conrad Style, Lauren Conrad Beauty and Celebrate.
She has also written two successful series of Young Adult novels – LA Candy and The Fame Game.
Lily will continue to take viewers on adventures through the City of Lights in the upcoming season four of Emily in Paris.
The busy actress also has three projects in the pipeline. She will star in the upcoming drama, Halo of Stars, set in a small traveling circus, the murder-mystery The Accomplice, and the thriller Titan, about a young woman seeking answers after the death of her environmentalist sister.
More Emily: Emily in Paris has been renewed for a fourth season. Lily also has several projects in the pipeline, including a circus drama, a murder-mystery and a thriller
Fashion: Lauren, now 37, has gone on to live her dream of working in fashion. The designer went launched the LC Lauren Conrad line for Kohl’s. She also written several fashion books and two series of Young Adult novels – LA Candy and The Fame Game (Pictured in LA in June 2022)