The new, and hopefully last, season of The Hills premieres on Tuesday and it marks the first season with Heidi Montag’s new face and “upgraded” body. US Weekly has a clip from the first episode in which Heidi and her family discuss her plastic surgery. We’ve already heard that Heidi’s mom was “horrified” when first confronted with the extent of her 23 year-old daughter’s surgical alterations. In this clip, Heidi and her family are having dinner while they ask her about her motivation for getting so much work done. Heidi explains that she just wanted to be happy and her mother asked her if she ever considered going to a psychologist instead of a plastic surgeon. A little later, Heidi tries to take a bite of a hamburger and admits that her jaw is so sore that she can barely chew it. I don’t think US Weekly’s recap does justice to the exchange between Heidi and her family, so here’s what they said, which is actually juicier than US makes it out to be.
Heidi’s sister: You were always so outgoing and so confident… I was envious of the confidence you had. I don’t know what happened.
Heidi: I just wanted to be happier and couldn’t fix who I was being upset with how I looked on the outside.
Heidi’s mom: I would like to see the choice made to deal with the insecurity on a psychological level.
Heidi: That’s great for you. You live in the mountains. You don’t live where I live.
Heidi’s Mom: Does that make a difference?
Heidi: Of course it does.
Heidi’s mom: So should you not live in that area?
Heidi: I don’t want to get into this right now.
Heidi’s mom: I’m just having a mature, adult conversation with a brilliant, articulate woman. With a very sore jaw.
Heidi’s sister: How’s that burger?
Heidi: I can’t really chew it.
Heidi’s mom: You want me to put it in a blender for you?
[From clip from The Hills' premiere, airing 4-27-10]
It’s really amusing that Heidi can’t chew at all, but I think the real take away from this brief clip is how Heidi’s mom nails the problem by telling her daughter to deal with the issue psychologically, not superficially. It’s too late now, though. Heidi will have to live with that new face for the rest of her life while her unhappiness may have only lasted a few months.
Although we’ve heard that this is the final season of The Hills it may not be. Heidi’s costar Kristin Cavallari said the show might be renewed and that she would be on board if that happened. “There’s a possibility of them ordering 12 more episodes. I would like to do it.” I doubt Heidi will be back. She’s already (allegedly) threatening to sue the series’ creator for sexual harassment and her husband is off. Cavallari confirmed that “Spencer got kicked off the show like a month and a half ago” and added that “he’s done.” Now Heidi can concentrate on that career as a female action star she’s been tweeting about.