The end of The Hills was supposed to mean curtains for the cast of the MTV faux-reality show, but 12 months on Audrina Patridge’s star has never been higher.
The 26-year-old model and actress has – thanks to securing her own TV show, appearing on Dancing With The Stars, amassing 1.5 million followers on Twitter, and starring in numerous advertising campaigns – just got hotter and hotter.
“My last FHM shoot took place on the beach in December and it was so cold,” recalls the actress who moved to LA at the age of 18 and found fame in The Hills soon after. “Do you know how tough it is to look sexy when you’re covered in goose pimples?”
“Usually when I pose it’s all about being full-on sexy, but in this shoot I was able to dance around, have fun and flirt with the camera and it meant the photos were really cool.”
Audrina, whose film credits include Sorority Row and Honey 2 says: “The Hills was about living in Hollywood, but Audrina! is about everything that’s going on in my life. It gets pretty intense at times. Especially when my family are arguing, or I’m fighting with Corey.”
She added: “Plus everyone has an opinion even though they don’t really know the truth. It’s for this reason I don’t really care or read what people say. I used to, but then I realised that if you care about what everyone else thinks and try to please them all, then you will end up destroying yourself.”
Commenting on the UK, Audrina said: “Britain is so cool, you have such a good energy and everyone is so nice, friendly, carefree and non-judgmental, which is a pleasant change from LA. You have a much greater sense of history – I am a huge fan of the Tudors, so loved standing on the spot where Anne Boleyn was executed – and your paparazzi are way more aggressive. At the end of a night out one of them forced his way into the car with me! That wouldn’t happen in LA.”
The full photo shoot and interview appear in August's FHM Magazine, on sale now.