Lauren Conrad is getting real about how she was portrayed on Laguna Beach.

As fans of the show know, back when Conrad was in high school with Stephen Colletti

and Kristin Cavallari, the future Hills star

who was a longtime friend, and sometimes more, of Colletti

found herself entangled in the volatile on-and-off relationship between the future Very Cavallari and One Tree Hill stars.

Viewers were prompted throughout the show's first season to pick sides

in the supposed love triangle, and the on-air rivalry has followed them all around for years.

On Tuesday's episode of the Dear Media podcast Back to the Beach with Kristin and Stephen,

Conrad sat down with her former costars to reflect on how the show depicted their dynamic.

"I think they took a small piece of me and used it," Conrad, 36, told Cavallari, 35.

"Like, I'm often kind of off in a corner just, like, creepily watching you guys," she joked. "Which is kind of embarrassing."