Why Laguna Beach’s Lauren Olsen No Longer Goes By Alex H.

Coming clear. Laguna Seaside star Lauren Olsen (née Hooser) used to go by “Alex H.” on the hit MTV sequence — however she not goes by the moniker.

The California native, who was born Lauren Hooser, shared that when she first moved to Laguna Seaside as a 9-year-old, she selected to go by her center title, Alexandria, together with her dad and mom’ approval.

“So once I registered for college, I glided by Alexandria, and that was once I was about, like, 10 years outdated,” she solely instructed Us Weekly on Tuesday, November 1. “After which from there on out, I glided by Alex.”

The change within the TV character’s title had nothing to do with the quantity of Laurens on the truth present. Laguna Seaside additionally featured Lauren Conrad and Lo Bosworth — whose title can be Lauren.

“MTV didn’t make me go by Alex [because] there [were] too many Laurens,” she clarified. “It simply occurred by probability, and I do know it may be so complicated. I’ve, like, three completely different names, however my title generally by way of beginning has been Lauren.”


Lauren Olsen.
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When Laguna Seaside premiered in 2004, the present centered on the private lives of then-high schoolers Stephen Colletti, Conrad, Kristin Cavallari, Bosworth and extra. The unique premise was to be a highschool drama, however the present was not allowed to movie inside the highschool, so the main focus shifted to the forged’s dwelling lives.

Beginning on November 11, the primary two seasons of the present shall be out there to look at on Netflix with its spinoff The Hills arriving to the streaming service’s catalog a month later.

Olsen joined the forged of the MTV present due to her shut friendship with Cavallari, who she nonetheless retains up with to today. She was just lately a visitor on The Hills alum’s podcast with Colletti, “Again to the Seaside.” The pair rewatch outdated episodes of the present and mirror on what occurred.

She additionally stays near her castmate Alex Murrel and was even a bridesmaid in her marriage ceremony. For her half, Olsen can be married and relocated up north to Santa Cruz, California. She has two kids and her household simply adopted a canine.

Since her departure from actuality TV, Olsen has gone again to utilizing her authentic moniker together with her family members.

“After the very fact, my household nonetheless referred to as me Lauren, so I simply gravitated again to that,” she shared with Us. “Additionally it was form of a pleasant little shell to be like, no, I’m Lauren now. Like Alex H. is completed … however possibly coming again.”