"It's important to develop your personal style," she said. "When you're younger, I think it's easier to go with the crowd."
Laguna Beach High School sophomores Michelle Brown and Lindsey Lojacono said they were excited to meet Conrad, marveling that someone who had attended their school had become a celebrity.
Lojacono said Conrad seemed down to earth, though she looked sophisticated.
"She's made some smart business moves," she said.
-Interview by Claudia Koerner. Credits at OC Register.