Paris Hilton at the Paper Magazine Make A Wish Benefit
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Paris in May 2015. (Getty)
I’ll never forget the first time I heard the nameParis Hilton. I grew up in Manhattan, and one of my high school friends—a dude—was bragging about the house party he’d gone to that weekend, claiming he’d partied with a “hot blonde socialite” who was the heir to a hotel fortune. At that time, general awareness of Paris’s presence was still mostly relegated to the Upper East Side, and I remember thinking how cool she sounded, how fun her life must be, and how I wishmyparents would let me run wild around the city partying like whoa at 15 years old.
Long story short: I became kind of obsessed with Paris Hilton, even though she and I couldn’t have been more different. At the time, she was a New York unicorn to me, a girl I only heard about from satellite friends who hung with her at clubs, lounges, and apartments while I was stuck having to prove to my mom that, yes, so-and-so’s parents wouldbe home during the party.
A handful of years of later, Paris was off and running, sweeping magazines and cable television as a Chihuahua-toting, pink-loving, baby-talking caricature of herself. She was literally on top—you couldn’t pick up an Us Weeklywithout reading about the heiress’s new Greek shipping-magnate boyfriend, her short-lived undersexed makeover (courtesy of a then-unknownRachel Zoe), her dancing on tables in Saint-Tropez. And—of course—her 2004 sex tape that did what it was supposed to do for a little while: Make her even more famous.
Until one day, her “personal assistant” and “professional closet organizer” friendKim Kardashianjoined her on a red carpet.
Video: Paris Hilton Followed Kim Kardashian's Footsteps and Posed for PAPER Magazine
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