It may be hot in The Hills, but Whitney Port and the girls of The City are heating things up in the Big Apple for the second part of season one! The City's star Whitney talked to J-14 about all the drama that's in store for The City fans this season: there are new roommates, new relationships, a new job — and find out what she has to say about dating on national television!

J-14: So what is going to be new and different about the new episodes of The City?
I'm moving into a new place, I switch my job, I have some new people coming in and out of my life! I realized that what I came to New York to do was to design my clothing line and I felt like I wasn't being true to myself and proactively going for it. So I went to Kelly and we discussed a game plan: she told me I could work freelance at People's Revolution and design my line on the side using one of her showrooms as a studio space. This season shows me on that whole journey doing what I came here to do. Also, now I'm dating, which is different because last season I had a full on relationship!

J-14: Will ex-boyfriend Jay be on this season at all?
You see a little bit of him. I like to keep in touch with my exes and I've been fortunate enough to end on a good note with them. It's always been important to me because it's crazy how you can love someone so much one second and hate them the next. I just find it really bizarre!

J-14: We've been introduced to some new friends this season, but do you still keep in touch with Lauren Conrad?
Yes, we do. We talk quite a lot. Recently, she was in New York for the VMAS and presenting at the VH1 Diva's Event!

J-14: How is it having your parents watch you go on dates on television?
It's very, very strange but the good thing about it is that I'm really close with my parents and I would probably tell them every detail anyways so I'm not really that afraid about how they're going to judge it. I think the key is to be honest with your parents. They're not the enemy, you know?

J-14: What have you learned about yourself from doing the show?
I think I've learned that if I really set my mind to something and really motivate myself in that direction I can get anything done. I grew up with a family that kind of always took care of me. They were always doting over me and I was always like a helpless little child. I think it's been a really big learning experience to be on my own and realize I can conquer things without having someone rescue me.

Tune into The City every Tuesday 10:30 p.m. ET/PT!

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