Lauren Conrad Reveals Her Craziest Fan Encounter: A Fan Crashed Into My Car!

Entertainment Oct. 18, 2012 AT 8:30PM

Lauren Conrad has always been good to her fans -- too good, it would seem.

While promoting her new novel, Starstruck, the 26-year-old ex-reality star shared her wildest fan experience since she first hit it big on MTV's Laguna Beach in 2004.

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"I had just moved to L.A. I had just bought myself my first nice car and I was so excited about it," Conrad said. "I had it for about a week and I was driving in L.A. when a younger girl ran a stop sign and smashed into the side of my car and just destroyed it. I got out of my car and I just wanted to cry."

Lauren Conrad
Lauren Conrad

Luckily for the driver, the compassionate fashion designer "had been in a few accidents before."

"I'm not the best driver in the world," Conrad admitted. "I understand no one does it on purpose. I always told myself, 'Be really cool if someone hits you. Don't be one of those people who yells.'"

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After exchanging information with the driver, "I kept looking at my car and I was really upset," Conrad recalled. "She was like, 'Do you think I could get a picture with you?' And I remember being like, 'You just destroyed my car!' I was already so upset and I was like, 'Sure. . .' I'm smiling and my car is in the background with my bumper hanging off. That was great."

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The former Hills star's new novel, Starstruck, and her how-to-guide, Lauren Conrad Beauty, are in stores now.

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