Over the last few years, Lauren Conrad has relied on her good friend Whitney Port to get her through the workday on MTV’s The Hills. The two started out as interns at Teen Vogue together. Whitney left first, for a job at People’s Revolution, public relations, branding and marketing firm. When Lauren started spending time around Whitney, People’s Revolution, and Kelly Cutrone, she was also offered a position with the firm and left Teen Vogue. However, it seems that Lauren loves her life in California and won’t be rushing off to the opposite coast anytime soon. That’s too bad for but good news for us, since Whitney Port will be making the big move, landing her own show, which will showcase her new job, new friends, new romances, and a brand new life.
Whitney’s new show, The City, will chronicle her big move to New York City to work for renowned fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg. In 2005, Diane von Fursternberg won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America and in 1998, she published her memoirs, DIANE: A Signature Life. This year, she appeared on Bravo’s Project Runway as the guest judge of a challenge, where the designers had to create a new look for her collection.
The new series will air in 2009 and on the show, Whitney will reunite with a tight friend from her past and find a guy that she falls head over heels for. In an unfamiliar city, pursuing a career in a cutthroat field, Whitney will have to decide who to surround herself with and who can’t be trusted.
Whitney released a statement of her own today, regarding The City, saying: “I am thrilled and honored to be in New York City. Not only working for one of the most renowned fashion designers, Diane Von Furstenberg, but to be able to mature as a young woman both professionally and personally.”
– Gina Scarpa, BuddyTV Staff Writer
Source: MTV, People, Entertainment Weekly
(Image courtesy of MTV)