Heidi Montag was born and raised in Crested Butte, Colorado.
She considers herself "very religious" and believes it to be the main reason that she's been so successful in life. She planned at one point to record a Christian album, although that didn't pan out. When asked about it she said,
I have been the most religious person since I was 2 years old. I always felt this crazy connection to God. [I consider myself] kind of non-denominational Baptist.
I'm not totally sure what non-denominational Baptist means, especially since she was married at a Presbyterian church. So maybe by non-denominational Baptist she meant non-denominational. Anyway. . .
She's taken some heat for what critics call not-so-Christian actions, like releasing an album heavy with sexual content, comparing criticism of herself to the persecution of Jesus, and posing nude in Playboy. But Montag doesn't miss a beat. In fact, she believes nude modelling is right in line with God's plan. She said,
I think we're born naked. We die naked. I don't think it's something to be ashamed of. I think the body is a beautiful piece of artwork that God created. I have nothing to be ashamed of.
Montag might interpret her faith a little differently than other Christians, but she's clearly very devoted and inspired by her religious beliefs–critics be damned!
Republican here, Democrat there, who's cares?
Montag is a Republican and supported John McCain during the 2008 presidential election, although she said she didn't know why anyone would care to know. Well, Heidi, we care. We really do.
She was also enamored with McCain's running-mate Sarah Palin. She said about the former Alaskan governor,
Sarah Palin will do well. She is such a strong, independent woman. I'm her biggest fan.
But then in 2009, just before his inauguration, she was seen wearing an Obama t-shirt. That's a pretty quick change of heart. Maybe she's a Democrat now. After all, she departed from the Republican position on at least one issue. She mentioned gay gossip blogger Perez Hilton in a tweet about gay marriage when she wrote,
God says in the bible that we should love our neighbor and he created us all as equals. I know in my heart that gays and lesbians should have the same government rights that Spencer and I will when we get married. So, yes, this blonde Christian believes in gay marriage and I hope to one day go to your wedding, Perez!!!
So it's tough to say where to put Heidi Montag. Maybe she's an opportunist and just goes where the wind blows, or maybe she became a Democrat and voted for Obama the second time around. Or maybe every time she gets a new nose she gets a new political outlook. It's tough to say with this blonde Christian.