Hovering somewhere in the middle of the growing echelon of reality television stars, Kristin Cavallari followed a familiar path of episodic series guest work, direct-to-DVD features and repeated returns to the genre that gave the blonde beauty her first 15 minutes of fame. After appearing on the first two seasons of the hit reality teen soap "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County" (MTV, 2004-06), Cavallari attempted to transform herself into a Hollywood "It girl" by quickly becoming a ubiquitous presence at various star-studded events and picking up the usual tabloid ink that came with sudden fame. In a bold move, the neophyte celeb bolted from "Laguna Beach" to host her own series, "Get This Party Started" (UPN, 2006). Canceled after a mere two episodes, Cavallari kept busy with work in the indie horror movie "Fingerprints" (2006) and guest turns on shows like "CSI: NY" (CBS, 2004- ) until she was brought back into the fold for the final two seasons of "The Hills" (MTV, 2006-2010), another popular reality series starring her old Laguna Beach High classmate, Lauren Conrad. Although still at the beginning of her nebulous career, Cavallari remained positioned to either step into legitimacy as an actress, or fade away, as had so many reality stars before her.