Kim Kardashian was almost on 'The Hills?' -- Check out the unseen footage!

'The Hills: That Was Then, This Is Now' Special Reveals Kim Kardashian Almost Appeared on the Show!

The Hills: That Was Then, This Is Now special aired on Tuesday, and it took us back to a simple, delightful time, when a few kids from Laguna Beach ruled the reality airwaves and the rest was still unwritten.

"It happened very quickly," Lauren Conrad recalled in the special. "With Laguna, we were recognizable. But when The Hills started getting more popular, it was a lot."

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We learned so many things from Conrad's candid interviews, not the least of which was that one of the biggest reality stars in the world almost made her debut on the hit MTV show.

"Some people embraced it, some people loved it," Conrad said of reality fame, not-so-subtly tossing to a clip of Heidi Montag chatting up Kim Kardashian in unseen footage from her and Spencer Pratt's season three housewarming party.


The episode, entitled "You Know What You Did," is one of the most iconic hours in Hills history. Which is maybe why Kim -- then connected to the Laguna/Hills crew by step-brother Brody Jenner -- ended up on the cutting room floor?

"We're the only people in America to have jellyfish," Heidi tells Kim in the clip, which just, cannot be the truth. Maybe they were the only people to have jellyfish in a tank mounted inside a wall? We have questions, but Kim -- dressed in a classic 2007 look: white blouse and high-waisted black skirt -- just thought it was "really cool."

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The two then chatted about going to the VMAs in Las Vegas, a tepid moment in an episode that ended up featuring one of Heidi and Lauren's most memorable fights. (Hint: Heidi "knows what she did.") If only we had know then, that Brody's step-sister would be the one to watch for the next decade.

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Today on my app see the red carpet cleavage tape trick I've been doing for years!
Happy Birthday @steph_shep I love this pic of us!
When you're like I have nothing to wear LOL
Wired 📷 Mert & Marcus
#loveadvent @kimkardashian #jameslima @simonrobins100 @coach @agentprovocateur 💕💕💕💕
Hair flip & eye roll at the same damn time!
✨ golden ✨
Balenciaga. No make up today.
Parisian Vibes
Bathroom selfie right before Pablo hits the stage
You're so professional @steph_shep So responsible & thanks for never drinking on the job!
In all seriousness I'm going to be totally selfless for this one last post. Thanks for being my main bitch! Happy Birthday!
Seriously @steph_shep thanks for always having my back and eating all my left overs so they don't go to waste!
Thank you @riccardotisci17 LOVE this @givenchyofficial couture gown for the Harper's Party!
Silver Surfer
Closed eyes, see things
Vintage Galliano & Kanye West x Jacob the Jeweler's new collection for the VMA's
Bikini tennis anyone? 🎾
Beach selfies of course! 🐚📷🐚
Wait but first...
Selfish in Mexico
I'm like fuck critics you can kiss my whole asshole 🍾
🎼 I'm going out tonight, it's going down....🎼
In honor of @styledbyhrush birthday a month ago LOL she taught me how to twerk on this trip so I'm posting it for her 😜
New KIMOJI Merch available for just the weekend! Go to or my app to get it!
#VacayVibez @golden_barbie
Best trip ever! follow me on snap
Cuban vibes!!! Throwback to when we were in Cuba! Can't wait to watch tonight's episode with you guys! A new episode of KUWTK starts soon!
Tune into Keeping Up With The Kardashians tonight on E to see all the BYS at @fergie Milf $ video!
More BTS of @fergie's video Milf $ video on my app!
All the BTS pics from the Milf $ video are on my app today!
Pre photo shoot fittings
#TBT Hamptons
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New obsession @sugarbearhair 🐻 I have two of these a day as part of my hair care routine. They are delish! #sugarbearhair #sp
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So many amazing pics from @GQ I can't wait for you to see them all! Thank you @jimmooregq for this amazing cover! 📷 @mertalas @macpiggott
The cover of @GQ is here!!! This was seriously a dream come true!!!! 📷 @mertalas @macpiggott
Let the transformation begin #BazaarIcons
Happy birthday to my best friend! I usually would be scared for us getting older but as each year passes I'm just happy we have more time on this earth together! I love you so much and hope this year brings you so much happiness
Hey New York
Wore my new Yeezy Season 2 heels with an orange 🍊 Pablo shirt yesterday in support of gun violence awareness day. Something has to change 🚫🔫
#secretproject ✨coming soon @mertalas @macpiggott #mertandmarcus
Thank you @peter_dundas for making me this gorgeous @roberto_cavalli dress. And @lisaeldridgemakeup @dayaruci for glam with @lorraineschwartz jewels.
My @vogueaustralia cover is on stands now! 📷 @lachlanbailey
My visit to Ernest Hemingway's house in Cuba is on my app today! Link in my bio
This diamond cuff earring though 💎💎💎@lorraineschwartz
Thank you Hakassan for having me! Thank you @olivier_rousteing & @balmain for dressing me! And thank you @makeupbyariel @cesar4styles for glamming me!
Cocktails with Khloe vibes today! 🍸🍾🍺🍹Hair @justinemarjan Make Up @makeupbyariel
Paris flashback BTS on my app! #LinkInBio
Yeezy Vibes @makeupbymario @tokyostylez
Sleek ponytail tutorial today on my app with @michaelsilvahair

Check out more of the special's bombshell revelations in the video below!

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