Caroline D'Amore has been a Hollywood It Girl for years, thanks to her career as a DJ, model and actress. Now, she's gracing the small screen in The Hills: New Beginnings.
What can fans expect this season?
That I'll be my real self. When I'm upset with you, I can't let it go until I feel like we have an understanding, and that's hard to accomplish on a reality show at times.
Other cast members seem to want to avoid uncomfortable situations and shut it down, but I'm all about getting it out -— so there [are] definitely times when I clash with some of the cast.
How was it going into that dynamic as the "new girl"?
Super weird. It's like everyone is expecting me to do something crazy to make my stamp, but that's not me. There were days when I was like, "Why am I here?" But as the season rolled on, I found my footing and a few friends for life.
What did you learn from filming?
Drinking is a good and bad idea. I leaned on alcohol to loosen me up and calm my nerves. Then, I found myself too buzzed. It's important to have fun, but finding a healthy balance is my never-ending battle.
You replaced former pal Mischa Barton, who took a shot at you last year. Where do you stand today?
We haven't spoken since I asked her about what I heard she did in interviews last season to keep me off the show.
I'm actually feeling bad for her right now. I know she's seeing this gossip and it must not feel good. I hope she's OK and I'd love to hash it out, in private if she prefers. I wish her the best now.
Any other projects coming up?
I'm focused on [my sauce line] Pizza Girl. There is not one sauce on the shelves that ticks all the boxes like Pizza Girl does: fully organic, no added sugar, low in fat and the taste is incomparable.
Pizza Girl is my great grandmother's recipes reinvented for the millennial mom, by a millennial mom!