Laguna Beach Cast, Season One


More than a decade after Orange County's most notorious teens packed away their sunscreen and surfboards, Laguna Beach nostalgia is back to filling the celebrity air with salty memories. 

After the show's star Kristin Cavallari released her self-help book Balancing in Heels this month, the memoir of sorts summoned many of the forgotten memories of MTV's former beach days. 

While the 29-year-old mom of three and her infamous frenemy Lauren Conrad remain largely in the spotlight after all this time, their 11 former castmates have for the most part retreated to regular life out of the limelight—which begs the golden question: what have they all been up to in the whopping ten years since the series wrapped? 

Turns out the former clan of high school pals have gone on to accomplish some pretty impressive feats since they launched their graduation caps into the air. Between designing for Vera Wang, debuting at New York Fashion Week and starring in a Taylor Swift music video, here's what the O.C.'s most iconic group of teens have been up to in the adult world:

Arguably the most famous of the Laguna Beach crew, Lauren Conrad turned her days as a fashion intern on the subsequent spin-off The Hills into a full-fledged career, debuting her own line at New York Fashion Week, managing a self-titled women's website and penning a handful of books ranging from teen fiction to fashion. 

The 30-year-old became a Mrs. in 2014 after marrying musician William Tell

All these years later and America's eyes are still on Kristin Cavallari. At 29 years old, the shoe designer and author has been married to professional quarterback Jay Cutler for nearly three years and has given birth to three children, son Camden and Jaxon and newborn daughter Saylor. 

However, Cavallari's life was recently struck by tragedy when her brother Michael Cavallari was found dead in December 2015 after his car was abandoned on the side of a road. Despite the devastating loss, the blond beauty forged ahead, penning a memoir titled Balancing in Heels: My Journey to Health, Happiness, and Making It All Work and focusing on her duties as a mom. 

"It's been tough," she told Robin Roberts on Good Morning America"I've really just found a lot of strength in my children. When you lose someone that you love, it obviously makes you realize how precious life is and so, I've just been thankful for my family and everyone in my life."

What a glamorous life it is!

Cavallari's former main man Stephen Colletti turned his attention to the small screen after his time on Laguna Beach wrapped. He became a regular on the CW's One Tree Hill, popped up in Taylor Swift's "White Horse" music video and is currently starring on the VH1 series, Hit the Floor. 

Unlike his former co-stars, it seems Colletti hasn't quite forsaken the drama of television after all.  

More than a decade later, Trey Phillips hasn't severed his ties with his high school pals. In fact, he frequently hangs with his old bud Dieter and his new fiancé. When Phillips is not grabbing a drink with his friends or traveling around the world, he's designing for Vera Wang (!). 

We're not jealous or anything. 

Ahh there's a monster under our bed! ?????? #christiansutton

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Laguna Beach's resident "Reverend's daughter" Christina Schuller became Christina Sinclair when she married her husband Chad in a summer wedding in August 2011. 

The once aspiring actress turned her sights to fitness and became an instructor, covering all things exercise on her blog. She became the first-time mom of her son Christian in 2014. 

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A decade after Morgan Olsen was rejected from Brigham Young University, it seems the brunette beauty inevitably made all of her dreams come true after her one-season stint on the show. The "good girl" of the bunch went on to become a wife and mom and forge a career in digital marketing. 

She said "I Do" to the very hunky Joel Smith in 2010 and gave birth to their blond little boy Theo, who is about to celebrate his third birthday. 

A burgeoning career, a modelesque partner and a beyond adorable child—she's essentially living a dream life.  

Laguna Beach's resident ladies man Talan Torriero has bid playboy life adieu since the show wrapped, trading in his busy romantic life for a wife.

The 29-year-old wed Danielle Zuroski in June 2014 and has been busy gushing over her on Instagram every week since they said "I Do." 

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Lo Bosworth has graduated from being Conrad's BFF to a bonafide lifestyle expert. Creator of the popular women's website The Lo Down, Bosworth also became a trained chef at the International Culinary Center—which explains her picture-perfect food snaps on Instagram.

However, it wasn't solely a stream of success for the 29-year-old New York City gal post Laguna Beach life. Around 2012, she co-founded a startup business called Revelry House, a business grounded in producing "parties-in-a-box" for the passionate hostess. However the business folded and Lo embarked on her culinary pursuits at ICC.

"It was a difficult situation, and it was disappointing," she told Cosmopolitan. "We had this business that we really believed in, and it just didn't work. You have to learn how to move beyond the shitty things that happen to you in your life."

Judging by her most recent European adventure to Amsterdam, is seems this lady is moving on quite nicely. 

New to the clan in the second season, Jessica Smith grew up and became a full-time mom to three kids under the age of 4. As she described on her Instagram, she's "just livin life [and] trying not to lose a kid." 


The unofficial wingman of the group, Dieter Schmitz worked his own magic on girlfriend Isabell Hiebl, whom he is set to marry in six months. 

"Engaged to @isathebell. Otherwise referred to as being the luckiest, happiest man on planet earth!" he gushed on Instagram. "Time to celebrate!!!!"


She's mine ?? #palmsimswedding

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Much like her fellow cast mates, Alex Murrel became a bride in 2014 when she married Kyle Mark Johnson. She co-founded media and marketing company MOX Agency and announced at the end of January that she is pregnant with the couple's first child, due in July.

Congrats to the soon-to-be parents! 

Such a beautiful wedding! Congrats to the incredible couple @cedricchannels and @annebelden

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The town's rugged bad boy Jason Wahler was once the apple of several of his female co-stars, including L. C. After addressing his drug and alcohol addictions on Celebrity Rehab in 2010, he went on to find his perfect match with hairstylist Ashley Slack, whom he married in 2013. 

Cavallari's competition during the show's second season, Taylor Cole has moved on from vying for Talan's attention to focusing on other couples. The blond beauty is a California-based photographer who often documents newlyweds.

She became one herself this past October when she walked down the aisle with real estate investor Kevin Shimshauser. In a nostalgic twist, co-star Alex Murrel was there for her bestie's big day as a bridesmaid.

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