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This is the Maxim cover we’ve been waiting for. Heidi Montag in all her new plastic-surgery glory. And if you can stop looking at the photos for a minute, she dishes on “The Hills” and Lauren. Maxim online has a preview. The February issue hits newstands on Jan. 15.

The Hills is a “scripted” reality show. Let’s settle this: How real is it?
The Hills is a show that’s 22 minutes long about seven people’s lives. It’s edited for drama, and there are editors and story lines. If someone walks in front of the camera, we have to redo the shot. So it’s not exactly how things always are. It’s not like The Truman Show. They’re not with us all the time, although I wish they were, because it would be a way crazier show. Let’s see how Lauren would look then!

Meow! So are you and L.C. friends at all?
She’s changed. Some people go more Hollywood than others. We’re from different backgrounds. She grew up in that spoiled Laguna world, and I grew up with humble beginnings. She’s very controlling. She was crazy about how much time I spent with Spencer, and I had to see her every day. I’ve heard from other people that she’s a big diva now. “Insiders” say.