â€œI'm shedding/ Shedding every color/ Trying to find a pigment of truth beneath my skinâ€¦â€
- Hilary Duff, â€œCome Clean,â€ 2003
It all happened here, in Newport Beach, Californiaâ€”an oceanfront paradise just north of Laguna Beach. Thatâ€™s me, Chrissy. I was just about to go off to college and say goodbye to my best friends in the world. Like Sashaâ€”we were inseparable. And no matter what came my way, Sasha always had my back. Grant was, like, the unofficial mayorâ€”everyone knew it wasnâ€™t a party until Grant arrived. Chase was irresistible. He was a player and hooked up with everybody. Chase and Grant were major rivals. Usually over girls. Well, usually over Taylorâ€”Chaseâ€™s on again, off again girlfriend. And then there was Allie. She was hot and had everythingâ€”including a reputation for stealing boyfriends. Truth is, Allieâ€™s never gotten over her ex-boyfriend Chase, but that didnâ€™t stop her from being a huge flirt. Especially when it came to Clay. He was the boy next door and the hottest guy in school. Letâ€™s just say Iâ€™ve had a crush on Clay forever. And I wanted him to see me as more than just a friend. So, with the end of the year approaching, a bunch of us were going to Palm Springs, including Clay. But there was one big problem: My strict parents insisted on coming along.
Location: Newport Beach, CA
Currently listening to: Well, â€œCome Cleanâ€ by Hilary Duff