Spencer Pratt says he's 'supposed to be Kim Kardashian'

Spencer Pratt says he’s ‘supposed to be Kim Kardashian’

After being one of reality TV’s first stars, Spencer Pratt wants nothing more than to be back on the air. Unfortunately for him, MTV canceled the revival of his hit show, The hillsin which he had starred with his wife Heidi Montag, in January.

“I’m supposed to be Kim Kardashian,” Pratt said in an interview with Squire released Wednesday. “Watch all the first episodes of [Keeping Up with the Kardashians]. They copied everything Heidi and I did on The hills. The only difference between us and the Kardashians, I learned, is that you’re as famous as the media conglomerate that funds you. I didn’t understand that once Viacom was no longer in the Heidi and Spencer business, it was a summary of the visions I had for us and our success. Comcast only unplugged the Kardashians last year.”

Kim Kardashian at the Met Gala 2022 on May 2 in New York. (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

And The hills actually predates the current first reality TV family: Laguna Beach spin-off debuted in May 2006, while keeping up with the Kardashians first aired in October 2007. Pratt and company’s new version of the show, The Hills: A New Beginning, which first aired in June 2019, and it ran for three seasons. However, the Kardashians are still doing well, and their new show, called, simply, The Kardashianspremiered on Hulu in April.

“I’m still in shock. We just lost a fucking TV show,” said Pratt, whose interview was conducted just two weeks after receiving the bad news. “It’s been an emotional rollercoaster. I was arguing with a few of the cast members who said, ‘We don’t need the network. We just need a boom mic and some cameras and we can do it ourselves. And I’m like, ‘Bro, I’ve been filming myself for five years. There’s nothing quite like being on a TV show.'”

A disguised Spencer Pratt poses with fans on the red carpet at MTV's final event for

A disguised Spencer Pratt poses with fans on the red carpet at MTV’s finale event for ‘The Hills’ on July 13, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo: John Shearer/Getty Images for MTV.com)

He tries to sell a new one, of which he would be the producer and not the star. It would focus on the two co-owners of the cannabis company Cannabiotix, their business and their relationships. He knows, however, that it couldn’t be exactly as it was at the top of The hills, when he said the drama was fabricated. He added that the rest of the cast weren’t ready, as the magazine put it, “to act recklessly on camera for money.”

And audiences are more sophisticated. They have been watching reality TV for decades now.

“What I was hated for wouldn’t even be on a show these days,” said Pratt, who insisted scenes showing him apologizing to Lauren Conrad during a call calling and leaving Montag on the side of the road after a fight were very much staged. “These people are literally being charged with a felony for embezzlement.”

He acknowledged that at the height of their fame, he and Montag didn’t expect it all to end.

“Heidi and I were always alone,” he said. “We had such a level of fame, I never imagined needing to meet other people.”


Ancient The hills stars Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag are famous for being famous. (Photo: Toby Canham/Getty Images)

But after the original show ended, Pratt and Montag went bankrupt more than once. They lived in Costa Rica, where they competed on I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here! for two days before quitting, and later in Santa Barbara, California. They are now back in LA’s posh Pacific Palisades neighborhood, with Pratt pining for more airtime. After all, he needs it to promote his crystal business, Pratt Daddy, which reportedly brings in over $300,000 in sales in a “good month.”

“I want a hit show so damn!” he said.

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