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Broke Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt Lament Reality TV Regrets 

Chris Weeks/WireImage(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) -- Not long ago, Heidi Montag flaunted her plastic surgery-enhanced figure, confident that her new body would take her to heights of fame as yet unrealized by reality TV stars.

So much for that.

The former cast member of MTV's "The Hills," 24, is now broke and living with her equally spotlight-hungry husband, Spencer Pratt, in his parents' Santa Barbara, Calif. home. In an interview with the Daily Beast published this week, the couple lamented their ploy to turn reality TV stardom into a legitimate career.

"This isn't a business," Pratt told the Daily Beast. "That was the big thing I didn't get: Reality TV is not a career. Anyone who says, 'Oh, you can have a career in reality' -- that is a lie."

They also admitted that despite multiple tabloid reports about their break-ups and make-ups, they never actually ended their relationship.

"Not for one minute," Pratt said. Montag added, "We've never even been apart."

Montag spent millions of dollars on a failed attempt at a music career and more than a dozen plastic surgeries (among them -- a chin reduction, a brow lift, buttock augmentation, two nose jobs, two breast enhancements). Pratt blew his bucks on a "million-dollar wardrobe" and "props" like a "a big blue monster truck" that he drove on one episode of "The Hills."

"I should have known growing up and not having any money ever that I should have kept every dollar that I had," Montag said. "I thought I was investing in myself and my brand. Like Kim [Kardashian.]"

Now Pratt, 27, will do pretty much anything for money.

"If they called me right now and said, 'We want you to be on 'Jersey Shore' and be a bully, and we'll bring your paycheck back,' I'd say, 'Get me on a plane to Italy,'" he said, referring to his former MTV bosses.

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Heidi Montag Replaces Plastic Surgery With Extreme Exercise

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- Heidi Montag has replaced her penchant for plastic surgery with extreme exercise.

"I've been working out from, like, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. for two months now," Montag told US Weekly magazine at a pool party in Las Vegas over the weekend. "I've been working out really hard because I had this pool party and I was like, I have to be in shape. And I was actually a lot overweight. It was the most I've ever been because I've kind of been in hiding eating pie with my husband and puppies, so I needed to get back in shape."

The 5' 2'' reality star, first known for her role on MTV's The Hills, says she is down to 103 pounds, dropping 27 pounds after hitting a personal high of 130 this year. Montag said she took a year off from the gym after her marathon of at least 10 plastic surgery procedures in late 2009.

"My breasts, because they're so big, really needed some time," she explained. "Sometimes I get shooting pains, but I hear that's normal."

Montag dramatically reshaped her face and body in a marathon plastic surgery session, which included breast implants, a brow lift, botox, a nose job revision, fat injections in her cheeks, a chin reduction, neck liposuction and having her ears pinned back.

In a November 2010 interview with ABC News' Cynthia McFadden, Montag said she felt like she'd become a prisoner in her own made-over body.

"Sometimes I wish I could go back to the original Heidi," she said. "I don't want the biggest boobs in the world and, to be honest, I would take them out and downsize them but I don't want to go under the knife again. I feel like I'm stuck with them now."

After much media scrutiny, Montag admitted that she was addicted to plastic surgery and believed that the grueling procedures and recovery weren't worth the outcome.

"I hope that people really hear what I'm saying about plastic surgery, and I hope they really hear that I'm saying I would take it back," she said. "I almost risked everything, all my relationships and myself, for vanity."

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Heidi Montag: 'I Wish I Could Go Back to the Original Heidi'

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- She was once reality TV royalty as a beloved star of MTV's "The Hills," but now Heidi Montag is probably more well-known as the queen of plastic surgery.

"I want to be happy," the 24-year-old said. "I've always heard you can't change the world until you change yourself and who you are."

Montag's shocking transformation after going under the knife for a marathon of at least 10 plastic surgery procedures in a single day last year has turned her from Hollywood starlet to tabloid target.

In a recent interview with ABC News' Cynthia McFadden, Montag said she feels like she's a prisoner in her own made-over body -- a complete backtrack from the "no regrets" position she had in an interview with ABC News' Juju Chang earlier this year.

In 2005, Montag was a fresh-faced 19-year-old from the mountains of Colorado before she was cast on "The Hills." Even before she became obsessed with her looks and posed to remodel her face, Montag was already the center of tabloid white noise and gossip. That kind of attention was new to her.

"It really got to me what people would say about me, and saying I had a horse face, and a Jay Leno chin," she said, "just awful, really mean things about me...I kind of started believing it."

Her sudden fame and the pressure of trying to compete with the other girls on "The Hills" helped push Montag to believe that radical re-invention was the only way to go.

"I got really insecure once I got immersed into Hollywood. A lot of girls my age get almost as much surgery, I would say, as me...All these celebrities have different faces. Nobody calls them out because they don't talk about it," Montag said, adding that talking publicly about her surgeries was a mistake.

"I shouldn't have talked about it because it just opens it up for everyone," she said.

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