Five years ago this week, Kristin Cavallari attended Comic-Con in San Diego, where she spoke to a CNN iReporter for some reason. The reporter did not want to know much about Kristin, but he did ask about Lindsay Lohan, who had just surrendered to jail for failing to attend court-ordered alcohol education classes. “Let’s talk about Lindsay Lohan,” he said. Kristin obliged.

She offered advice—straight from the heart—sister to sister—one famous person to another—to the troubled starlet:

Even, like, when it comes down to parking tickets, pay your parking tickets on time! Just make sure everything is taken care of so that things don’t follow you and then all of a sudden you’re knee-deep in DUIs or parking tickets or whatever it is. Handle everything as it comes in.

Kristin also told Lindsay to ignore all the paparazzi and media hype, like she does. “It’s extremely frustrating,” she said. “But at the end of the day, there’s no point in getting really upset about it because there’s nothing that you can do.”

I wonder what Kristin would say to Lindsay now. “Beware vaccines”?

This has been 500 Days of Kristin.

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