Steven Lippman

It's Heidi Montag's B-Day, So We're Reliving (And Re-Loving) Her MTV Debut

And no, it wasn't that opening 'Hills' scene at the Hillside Villas

Heidi Montag became a household name when she made her Hills debut opposite her then-good-pal Lauren Conrad. The inaugural scene featuring the future Mrs. Spencer Pratt and her eventual frenemy on the Tinseltown-based hit series: The two were beginning life in the City of Angels -- and a green bikini-clad Heidi shared a big ol' hug with Lauren (post-Laguna Beach drive) before entering their Hillside Villa digs.

But the sweet interaction -- those excited faces! -- between the erstwhile classmates was not the first time the Colorado native appeared on MTV. And in honor of Heidi's 30th birthday (it's today, folks) we dug through the archives to find that initial introduction to the reality TV icon. Yes, it was during Season 2 of Laguna Beach -- and the topic of discussion was the one and only Jason Wahler.

Enjoy the #TBT LB clip below -- Jen Bunney is also in it! -- and be sure to offer Heidi your well wishes in the comments!