Spencer Pratt Ditches Hills to Fight Cyber Crime

MTV reality villain in talks with LA firearms-training firm
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 15, 2010 5:30 PM CDT

(Newser) – Spencer Pratt aims to remove both the “reality-TV” and “villain” facets of his character, as he’s planning a break from MTV’s The Hills to focus on fighting cyber crime. Pratt, 26, is studying software engineering, and, inspired by President Obama’s recent pronouncement that online threats are among the biggest challenges facing the US, Pratt is in talks to head a cyber security division of a Los Angeles firearms-training firm.

“My new mission is this: To do my part in maintaining the technological superiority of the US military and prevent emerging technologies from threatening our nation’s security,” Pratt tells People. Bill Beasley, president of American Defense Enterprises, tells Fox News that Pratt (aka Mr. Heidi Montag) is “putting his prestige and millions” into the effort, adding that “it’s rare to see a celebrity put his reputation and actual money up for America itself.”
(Read more Spencer Pratt stories.)

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