Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, the terribly shy couple that came to prominence on MTV’s series The Hills, are now claiming that they wasted $10 million because they believed the Mayan Apocalypse would occur Dec. 21, 2012.
Pratt resisted his natural impulse to eschew publicity and told OK! the whole, unvarnished truth:
We made and spent at least 10 million dollars. The thing is, we heard that the planet was going to end in 2012. We thought, we have got to spend this money before the asteroid hits. Here’s some advice, definitely do not spend your money thinking asteroids are coming. But the world didn’t end. I would give my friends $15,000 for their birthday. Just cash. I would buy people cars. Every valet I met got a couple of hundred pounds tip. I would pay people $200 just to open doors for us.
Pratt and Montag were dragged, kicking and screaming, to admit further details of their profligate spending to the Mirror, such as buying an armored truck and designer handbags.
Pratt once said, "We love each other but I'm a fame whore and I'll never grow out of it. [Heidi] knows that and doesn't want that ... I want every kind of press.”