EXCLUSIVE: Kristin Cavallari weighs in on 'Siesta Key' & talks keeping in touch with 'Laguna Beach' co-stars

Kristin Cavallari has left Laguna Beach, but she still stays in touch!

The 30-year-old former reality star chatted with ET's Katie Krause earlier this week about staying close with her high school pals and if she watches MTV's new reality show, Siesta Key.

"No, [I don't watch Siesta Key]. But I've heard a lot about it," Cavallari told ET. "I've heard a lot of people say that it's a wannabe Laguna Beach and it's not good," she added with a laugh. Since the series' debut, one cast member in particular, Juliette Porter, has been compared to Cavallari, something that the designer says she had no idea about.

"I don't even know. I'm gonna have to look her up," she said. "I just saw, I never go on Twitter anymore, and I happened to be on Twitter, I think it was when it first aired. So, I was like, 'Why do I have all these mentions?' and then I was reading a couple and everyone was like, 'Oh my god [it's like Laguna Beach']."

While she doesn't have any intention to watch Siesta Key, Cavallari thinks it's "cool" that MTV may be trying to recreate the Laguna Beach glory days.

"I loved MTV back in the day. Singled Out, TRL," she added. "That was cool MTV. So, hey, if you guys wanna try to redo that [and] it does well, good for you."

Current jobs of 'Laguna Beach' cast members
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Current jobs of 'Laguna Beach' cast members

Casey Reinhardt Brown
Season(s): 2
Current occupation: Owner and COO of Casey's Cupcakes

"Casey’s Cupcakes became nationally known in 2011 when Casey won the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars."

Credit: Instagram, LinkedIn

Talan Torriero
Season(s): 1, 2
Current occupation: Creative Producer, TMG Digital

“An experienced, hands-on digital marketing guru accountable for leading the ‘big idea’ development, execution and management of innovative, result-oriented, cross-channel digital marketing campaigns.”

Credit: LinkedIn

Jason Wahler
Season(s): 2,3
Current occupation: Owner of Widespread Recovery, sober living facility for men in Orange County, California

Credit: Instagram

Jessica Smith Evans
Season(s): 1,2,3
Current occupation: Stay-at-home Mom

"Just livin life, trying not to lose a kid"

Credit: Instagram 

Trey Phillips
Season(s): 1, 2
Current occupation: Associate Designer, Vera Wang

"Specialties: Concept Development, Presentatons, Technique Development, Branding and Identity, Delegation."

Credit: Instagram, LinkedIn

Dieter Schmitz
Season(s): 1, 2
Current occupation: General Manager, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®)

"Consistently successful General Manager specializing in lifestyle and luxury properties having led five opening teams to each achieve #1 rankings and prosperous financial successes in high profile markets across the country."

Credit: Instagram, LinkedIn

Alex Murrel Johnson
Season(s): 2, 3
Current occupation: Owner/Director of Media, MOX Agency

Credit: Instagram

Taylor Cole Simshauser
Season(s): 2, 3
Current occupation: Owner/Freelance photographer, Taylor Cole Photography

"Orange County, CA based photographer specializing in lifestyle, portrait and wedding photography."

Credit: Instagram, LinkedIn

Cameron Brinkman
Season(s): 3
Current occupation: Film Maker/Photographer, Cameron Brinkman Photography

"Actor at SAG/AFTRA."

Credit: Instagram, LinkedIn

Morgan Olsen Smith 
Season(s): 1, 2
Current occupation: Digital Marketing Manager, Bugaboo

"Oversee the Online Marketing and Online Public Relations for Bugaboo North America"

Credit: LinkedIn

Tessa Keller Mills
Season(s): 3
Current occupation: Hair Stylist, Parks Salon

"Professional hairstylist, cutting, color, styling, up styles, weddings, events"

Credit: Instagram, LinkedIn


Meanwhile, Cavallari continues to spend time with her old TV show pals, including Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt.

"I talk to Heidi and Audrina [Patridge] all the time," the mother of three shared. "Both Alex's from Laguna, who have babies. Literally, everyone has become a mom. It's really cool to see."

She even recently hung out with Montag, who is expecting her first child with Pratt, at a pop-up for her jewelry company, Uncommon James, and posted a pic on Instagram, writing, "This girl. Love her and that cute little belly. Thanks for coming by @heidipratt."

Pratt and Montag have even jokingly said that they're hoping their baby boy marries Cavallari's 1-year-old daughter, Saylor, with husband Jay Cutler.

"That's hilarious," Cavallari laughed. "So she'll be a slightly cougar... I mean, OK, bring it! We'll see!"

While the former SoCal girl and her family currently live in Nashville, she already has plans to bring her daughter and two sons, 5-year-old Camden and 3-year-old Jaxson, on play dates in Los Angeles. 

"Emmys weekend, I'm bringing the whole crew out and everything," she shared. "Obviously [Pratt and Montag's] baby won't be born yet, but yes, you know, the kids do come out here with me, so it would be fun to get them together."

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