Whitney Port has moved from The Hills to the Big Apple — and there are big changes in store for the 23-year-old fashionista on her upcoming New York City-set spin-off. Whitney will reportedly leave her job with People’s Revolution for a new gig with legendary designer Diane von Furstenberg. “She’s such an inspiration, I’d be honored to work for her,” Whitney told In Touch at the 2008 U.S. Open/Heineken Premium Light party at The Empire Hotel rooftop. In the running to share top billing with Whitney on the new show is Samantha “Sami” Swetra, a 22-year-old manager at Bergdorf Goodman. “I just met her a few weeks ago, so she wasn’t someone I already knew, but she’s a sweet girl,” says Whitney. “She’s seasoned in fashion and we get along really well.” An insider tells In Touch that the fiery Samantha could be the breakout star of the MTV spin-off. “Sami’s the perfect foil to Whitney’s ‘nice girl’ image — she’s sure to add a ton of drama!” says the insider. “Her circle of friends are a whole different breed — very high-fashion, not beachy like the girls of The Hills.” Whitney’s show is not her only new declaration of independence from Lauren Conrad and company. “I’m developing a clothing line,” she says. “It won’t be like Lauren’s stuff, which I loved. Mine will be a little more high-end.” Filming on Whitney’s show started August 27.
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