Paris Jackson has about ’20 people’ working on making her into a star

28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards

Here are some photos of Paris Jackson at the GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills over the weekend. Incidentally, I feel like GLAAD does an awards show every other weekend now? It feels like we can’t go one month without some supposedly major GLAAD event, I’m just saying. I don’t mind the visibility of GLAAD right now, I just wonder if they’re wasting their money hosting awards shows all the time. Anyway, as for Paris… she wore this completely bizarre tulle gown by Yanina. The “peacock” pattern seems cheap, and I swear to God, I think she’s wearing old-fashioned bloomers underneath the dress.

Still, her face is beautiful. She’s a very pretty girl and that – combined with her name – is enough to get her a Rolling Stone cover and a Harper’s Bazaar cover in the span of just two months. Some of us have been wondering what this is all about, her seeming-sudden visibility. It’s not just magazine interviews – she’s been attending awards shows, becoming more active on social media and more. But is there any “there” there? Meaning, what’s the endgame? A music career, an acting career, a modeling career? No one is really sure. But Page Six did an interesting piece on Paris’s “team,” the people who are working non-stop to make her a thing.

Turning Paris Jackson from celebrity spawn to a bonafide star has been a year-long project for one of Hollywood’s biggest talent managers.

“Arnold Stiefel of Stiefel Entertainment got a hold of her. After meeting with her, he decided she is the next big thing in acting,” a source told Page Six. “He’s managed Rod Stewart and Bette Midler in the old days of the Wagners. Everybody. After being told ‘You’re very talented, you’re very beautiful. I will make you famous,’ Arnold is one of the only people that has the knowledge and the power to do it,” the source added.

We’re told Stiefel has instructed his whole team (which consists of “about 20 people,” according to our source) to work on the 18-year-old’s rise to fame. “The entire office is devoted to her,” the insider said. And the team’s efforts are working: Jackson has graced the covers of Rolling Stone and Harper’s Bazaar magazines, she’s landed a contract with IMG Models and nabbed a role on Lee Daniel’s Fox drama “Star.” Earlier this week, she was spotted shopping with Kendall Jenner at a Los Angeles flea market — a pairing so odd it sent the internet into a tizzy, with some sites writing the pair looked like “best buds.”

“Everything is arranged,” the source explained. “Arnold is so smart. He’ll put her with Kendall Jenner. He’ll put her where she’s age appropriate and with the hot girl. It’s simply placement. There’s no one hotter, put her with them.”

When the photo ops are over, Jackson’s team hopes to turn the attention to her talents.

“Right now they’re plotting on getting her out there,” the source said. “Awards shows, red carpets. Everywhere. She’s on all the magazines. Once they get people comfortable with her — not just being Paris, Michael’s daughter — have people forget who she really is. Then let her acting shine through.”

[From Page Six]

The rest of that piece is about how some are concerned that it will be too-much-too-fast for Paris because of her family history and the fact that she’s already talked about attempting suicide and more. While I don’t think Paris is being taken advantage of – she wanted to talk to Rolling Stone and Harper’s Bazaar – I also think she might not be making the best choices for herself, you know? Eighteen-year-olds rarely make the best choices in general, and imagine if that was heightened by family tragedies, money and the glamour of Hollywood. If I was advising this young woman, I would tell her: stop trying to be famous just for the hell of it. Go away for a few years, especially right now, when you’re 18 years old. Go to college, volunteer with some great aid program, or just travel around the world. Most importantly: figure out what you want to do. Because “I dunno, I guess maybe I’ll be an actress because people say I’m pretty” is not a career.

28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards

28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards

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  1. Chelsey says:

    She should stick to modeling. She is a beautiful girl.

  2. robyn says:

    She is lovely but I fear perhaps an untethered soul looking for love in wrong places. She should remember to her dad she was a shining star and still is from his loving perspective.

  3. QueenB says:

    Makes me pretty uncomfortable to think about her future. I just hope someone protects her or this wont end well.

    • Radley says:

      Yeah, I’m concerned there’s no grounding influence in her life. The Jacksons have a history of dysfunction.

      If she’s passionate about this, then go for it kiddo. But there seems to be a wave of directionless rich kids who dabble in this and that because they have nothing better to do. It started with Paris Hilton and hasn’t let up. Now we have the Paris Jacksons and Sophia Richies of the world setting up photo ops for relevance. Idk…maybe go to school?

      I feel a little bad for these kids. They don’t seem to aspire to anything except whatever medium will bring fame. Fame for fame’s sake really isn’t anything to aspire to.

    • Tourmaline says:

      Agree. She is very lovely looking and always has been, but of course she has already had publicized mental health struggles and rehab stays. Per the Rolling Stone interview although she is still a teenager she has acquired over 50 tattoos already. She has a massive trust fund but is already being turned into a moneymaker responsible for the fortunes of over 20 handlers with no discernable passion or skill besides “fame”. Methinks she is headed for a heartbreak, as Kip Winger would say

      • addie says:

        This is just sad. She’s a reasonably pretty young woman in a city awash with pretty young things. Has Paris any discernible talent? I suspect she thinks fame of some kind is her calling given her family, but she’d be better off going to college, taking a couple of years off to travel, volunteer to work out what drives her. Hate the thought that she is being manipulated by some greaser in Hollywood to make her a ‘thing’.

  4. Stella says:

    I boggled when Harper’s Bazaar came in the mail. It’s their 150th anniversary issue and this girl is the cover star? The whole interview was essentially a whinge about people only being interested in her because of her father. But what has she really done to deserve *this* level of attention *other* than being her father’s daughter?

    So many young up-and-comers with real talent are struggling to catch a break and she has everything handed to her.

  5. Kaya says:

    I don’t get it. Her dad is literally a legend thanks to all his talent, struggle, hustle, controversies, and hard work. And she wants to be, what, a famous person famous for just being famous?

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Exactly.
      And this could do more harm than good. If she gets a big opportunity because of her name and the hype, but she isn’t prepared to do a good job, she could crash and burn very publicly and that could stick for a long time.

  6. kNY says:

    Poor kid. This won’t end well.

  7. OTHER RENEE says:

    Another wannabe riding on her famous parent’s coat tails to fame based on absolutely no discernible talent or experience whatsoever. While others with no contacts struggle for a break. Welcome to reality.

  8. Skins says:

    What exactly are her talents anyway?

  9. Bridget says:

    How much does this cost? I can’t help but feel like when there’s a team of 20, a young girl with incredible money behind her, that what we’re seeing is someone pouring financial resources into making her a star.

    This isn’t going to end well for Paris Jackson.

  10. Luca76 says:

    She’s gorgeous and who knows she might be talented sure but I doubt she has one person in her life that told her to get a job. Go to college or study or learn something useful. She or would benefit immensely by going to drama and learning a craft instead of becoming an overnght sensation.

  11. Millenial says:

    Her brother, Prince, seems to have the right idea. Attend college. Get a girlfriend. Be a “normal” 18-22 year old. He seems to have escaped his childhood relatively unscathed. She still seems to have a lot of issues, and I’m worried for her. She needs to take a page out of Frances Cobain’s book and just chill for a minute, live off dad’s money, and do projects when and if she feels like it.

    • Tourmaline says:

      Yes, the older brother Prince seems pretty level-headed comparatively. The Rolling Stone profile of Paris linked above reinforces that. There is a part of the interview where she pretty much insists that Michael Jackson is her biological father despite evidence to the contrary. It sounded from the article that Prince doesn’t claim the same.

  12. smee says:

    A team of 20 decided that shower-curtain-looking dress was the way to go?

  13. alternative fact says:

    Something about this frustrates me.

    I don’t have as strong a reaction to nepotism in Hollywood as many do but this is over the top. I’ve never seen the child of a famous person pushed forward like this without some kind of project or end goal at least. The Hadid girls model, Kendall Jenner has her modeling, Willow Smith did her single…they all had a product. Sure they were all helped immeasurably by their famous parents but at least they were all promoting something.
    I don’t wish her ill. I guess as a former theatre major it frustrates me that people think anyone can act. It’s an art form that requires discipline and training and a lot of hard work. If she turns out to have talent and drive then good for her.

    • Lisebeth says:

      Stuff like this pisses me off.
      The Jenners, the Smiths, The Jackson kids do not have any real talent or skill yet are catapulted into their dream careers simply because of who their parents are.
      Ugh. Like why can’t an agency take a risk on someone who may not be wealthy or well connected but have the talent atleast?
      And I do find it very insulting to people who go to acting, directing schools and can’t find a decent job yet the daughter of a pop icon with nothing on her resume is allowed into the casting rooms and getting signed with big agencies. Sucks bad.

  14. PoliteTia says:

    Technically, there is no Jackson blood running in her veins. Does she have any talent?

  15. crazydaisy says:

    I think she looks a bit like Priscilla Presley. Supernaturally pretty, but I worry for her future and all the users who will surround her. I wish she chose college instead of chasing fame at 18.

  16. Littlestar says:

    If she has the acting chops for it she can always play in a biopic about Madonna, the physical resemblance is remarkable.

  17. Cee says:

    Go to Drama School. Learn something. Grow and find yourself. The money and name recognition will still be there.

  18. nikzilla37 says:

    For some reason, I feel like this won’t end well. I really hope the best for her, she seems like a bright girl despite her unconventional childhood and family.

  19. allison says:

    I’m getting Juilianne Hough vibes from her here

  20. Bxhal says:

    I like Paris. I loved MJ very much. Im a fanatic when it comes to MJ. I think Paris is beautiful. Stunningly so. She’d make a great model. Wish she’d take some acting classes tho. All in all, I wish her well. Whatever shes wearing underneath the dress as underwear, is hideous tho lol. I dont know. I too feel it is all too rushed, this “getting her out there” but i hope it goes well. I hope she has a keen eye for “users” in Hollyweird. The only thing that rubs me the wrong way is how she almost never wants to be associated with her dad when it comes to her fame…yet he’s the only reason we know of you????! In the words of Kendrick Lamar….#BeHumble.

  21. Amelie says:

    She is at that age where young people are kind of annoying. Not yet an adult but not quite a kid and they’re trying to figure themselves out and in the process are annoying (like Miley Cyrus and her predictably rebel “Can’t be tamed” period). I sure was annoying at 18 and thought I knew everything. She doesn’t seem to know what she wants and probably just doing this because it seems fun. Will be interesting to see if she can act and stay on the straight and narrow without being taken advantage of. She is kind of doomed as part of the Jackson clan.

  22. Sage says:

    She resembles Nelly Furtado more than 80s Madonna. Hopefully she displays some talent soon.

  23. Bread and Circuses says:

    Sure; why now? She’s got as much right to be famous as the Hadid or Jenner sisters. As far as celebrities famous-for-being-famous goes, I’m amenable to her having a fun youth.

    And I hope she’s got good people around her when she does it, because she seems more vulnerable than some are, and I like this kid — she seems like a sweet person.

  24. Kyrow says:

    The vultures are already trying to turn her into their cash cow. Sadly, I don’t see a bright future for her if she is engulfed by fame. She hasn’t shown any major talent except being pretty, although now days that is all it takes for rich kids to get what they want. Examples like the Lardaisians and Jenners. Wish her the best but it might not end well.