The former Hills star told MTV News, “There’s a lot of me on there! Listen, that was a surprise to me. That was supposed to be a very small inside shot, and I saw the cover, and I was like, ‘Oh my!’ I blushed when I saw it. I was like, ‘That is a lot of me!'”
The 26-year-old adds, “I didn’t know that was going to be the cover. But that’s how it works with magazines: If you take a photo, there’s always that chance. But, no, I did not expect that to be the cover.”
She’s currently promoting her new book The Fame Game. The novel is part of a trilogy based on her real life situations. She has explained,”My editor would always go, ‘I don’t know if this seem realistic. Is this something that could actually happen?’ I would say, ‘that did happen. That’s a real story.’”
As for her photo – Lauren takes it all in stride.
“You know what? Why not [do it] when you’re young. Forty years from now, I’ll be not looking like that. Might as well!”