Years before Miley Cyrus got creative with a foam finger or Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham opted into the porn industry, Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt shocked fans of The Hills with their own off-the-wall antics. From Montag's 10 plastic surgery procedures in one day to Pratt's crystal worshipping, the pair always aimed to shock and surprise.
Their latest venture, however, may be their most bizarre yet. One glance at the couple's Twitter feed and fans can see that they're invested in a new reality show they've dubbed SpeidiShow. It's their attempt to reinvent reality television they say. The only problem? The show doesn't actually exist.
Us Weekly spoke exclusively with Montag, 27, and husband Pratt, 30, about their hoax and why they decided to invent the SpeidiShow.
"SpeidiShow is just as real as [people's] image of us," Pratt told Us. "People have tried little Twitter tricks, but this is bigger. It's a whole interactive world -- the show, the backstory, the on and offscreen drama, made out of a a huge online collaborative improv game."
The couple relies heavily on social media and their pseudo-show's webpage to garner interest in the faux project. Tons of fans have already told the stars that they love the show, despite the fact that it doesn't exist.
And for the notorious duo, this prank is validation after years of public criticism and judgement.
"For years, we basically have been stuck playing the characters they wrote for us on The Hills," Montag tells Us. "Now fans can help us create new versions of Speidi."
For those still confused by Speidi's trick, Pratt has some wisdom to impart.
"If you get hung up asking is the show real or not, don't bother playing," he said. "It's as real as we collectively say it is."
This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt Explain Their "SpeidiShow" Prank