If there’s one thing the recently released MTV retrospective The Hills: That Was Then, This Is Now has done, it’s reigniting our obsession with the stars of the show.
And unsurprisingly, they’re less than glowing.
Speaking to Broadly, Brescia says life in the spotlight was not something he was ever able to adjust to and described lead protagonist Lauren Conrad as “fucking twisted.”
Justin Bobby and Audrina Patridge in The Hills. Source: Facebook.
"She wasn't the most down-to-earth," Bobby said. "You get a young girl like that, who has been on TV since she was 18, and her whole life's exposed -- how do you get an actual normal person at that point?
"You don't get someone who's down-to-earth and someone who's loving and caring. You get someone who's fucking twisted."
An off-kilter combination of LA biker and pretty boy, Brescia was originally introduced to the show in season three as Audrina Patridge's love interest, but quickly earned himself the role of the no-good villain with a shady agenda.
And for all those reasons, fans loved him.
The problem was though, the feelings were not mutual.
Justin Bobby on The Hills. Source: Facebook.
Within weeks of being introduced on the show, media interest around him and Patridge became relentless.
"I was driving Audrina's brand new Mercedes Coupé and there were like eight to 12 paparazzi sitting out [in] front of her spot," he says. "We were going to go to my place. I was like, 'There's no fucking way these guys are going to find out where I live -- I'm driving'."
Brescia says the cars followed the pair for hours, with one paparazzi telling him at the lights, "Your car's fucking chipped. You're not going anywhere dude."
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Understandably, the pressure of being constantly followed got to Bobby pretty quickly and was something surely no one in their early 20s was equipped to deal with.
And because of that, Brescia says more than once his anger got the better of him.
"I've definitely walked around the corner with a couple of them," he says. "Now everybody's a paparazzi with their fucking cameras and shit."
Justin Bobby and Audrina Patridge on The Hills. Source: Facebook.
Interestingly, Brescia says the best thing to come out of the show was the most controversial and hated couple of the series -- Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag.
"I really liked them a lot," he says. "I liked that their love stayed true -- I mean they had so much [ridicule] for doing what they're doing, and they're still together, and they're still saying, 'Fuck you.' That to me is like, 'You guys won all the way around'."