Bearing the curse of being the little sister of Spencer Pratt, it’s easy to establish that life has not been too kind to Stephanie Pratt. With disastrous job interviews, numerous bad romances, and a DUI all under her belt, Stephanie has managed to turn her life around for the better this past year. Without further ado, we bring you Stephanie’s life lessons…
What not to say in an interview
In a classic moment of theHills, we all got to witness Stephanie butcher her job interview at People’s Revolution. The usual procedure for interviews is to state why you will be the perfect fit for the company you’ve applied to, however someone forgot to send Stephanie the memo. Stephanie told her interviewer at a public relations company, Kelly Cutrone, that her “final objective in life” was to start her own handbag line, which prompted Kelly to exclaim, “so you basically want to use my experience, my clients, and their inside knowledge to ultimately leave here.” Ouch! Not to mention she wrote on her resume that she knows French, but when Kelly pressed her on it, she seemed like she just knew about as much as a French 2 high school student.
Moral: Under no circumstances do you ever, ever, ever imply to a boss at your interview that you intend to use them for your own benefit.
What not to say on a date
Your best friend sets you up on a date with guy and it’s going great until a severe case of word vomit strikes. This is what happened to Stephanie when Lo Bosworth set her up with Max Ritz. During their second date Stephanie opened up about her history of drinking problems and her estranged brother Spencer Pratt, leaving an uncomfortable Max eyeing his salad wishing he were elsewhere. Unfortunately there is no cure for word vomit once it strikes, but there is a prevention, it’s called thinking before you speak.
Moral: It’s now too late for Stephanie, but you can at least learn from her by keeping serious issues off the dinner table until you’re sure the date is serious about you and won’t get scared off.
Who Not To Go On a Date With
You’re on a dinner date with a handsome man. Candles are flickering, there’s a romantic ambiance, and you’re getting along fabulously. But the man you’re on a date with happens to be the ex-boyfriend of a friend. Major error. Huge error. Stephanie tried to say she didn’t go on a “date” with Doug, but truly that was just a game of semantics. Because when the lights at the restaurant are dim and girl and a guy go out to eat, 98% of the time it’s a date. Especially considering how goo goo eyed Stephanie was ever since she found out Doug had a private jet. A bewildered Steph asked Lauren, “you’re breaking up with a guy with a private jet?!” The situation came to blows when Stephanie overheard Doug dissing her at a bbq, and Lauren did not lend her a sympathetic shoulder to cry on, “You and Doug shouldn’t have done what you did.”
Moral: If you ever find yourself in this situation and things start getting date-like, fake an emergency phonecall, and get your a**out of there. Friends last longer than boyfriends.
Respect The Law
Stephanie fell foul of the law when she was arrested in October 2009 for a DUI charge, after she had left Holly Montag‘s birthday party. The result of her careless actions could have cost her her own life, or worse, somebody elses. Stephanie was clearly repentant about her actions and enrolled at the Betty Ford Clinic where she attended a 3 month alcohol treatment program. Clearly this has been one of the best decisions shes ever made, as Stephanie has been glowing lately, and her career post theHills is definitely on the up!
Moral: Never drive under the influence. Ever. Please.
A Name Is Just A Word
Stephanie spent the bulk of her time on theHills and in her career distancing herself from her brother, Spencer Pratt. Stephanie could truly run a clinic in how to separate yourself from family members bringing your good name down. Sometimes we forget the two are related. Of course it’s not a good thing that Spencer and Stephanie no longer speak, but really what were her options? Stephanie is getting many opportunities in Hollywood and compliments from big wigs. Everyone’s reaction to her is no longer fear that she will start showing her Spencer-like qualities, but awe that she is the exact opposite of her brother. Despite Audrina and Lo’s initial fear of Stephanie’s intentions when she befriended Lauren, Stephanie is one of the few that Lauren and Lo still talk to today.
Moral: You make your own impressions. Don’t allow brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, and definitely not friends to do it for you.
What lessons did you learn from Stephanie?
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