Paris Hilton: ever since I was little I wanted to be a blond icon

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Paris Hilton: where does that ego come from? I don’t really like Paris as a person, but I enjoy writing about her because I’m endlessly fascinated with her unreal perception of who she is. How in the world does someone get such a high opinion of herself? I mean there’s high self-esteem and then there’s ego-centric narcissism, and Paris is definitely that latter. She just gave an interview to Esquire – they subtitled it, “Twenty pearls of wisdom from the heiress on her goals.” The most important goal she had growing up? “To be a blond icon.” She certainly managed to be an icon – from what I’ve heard, drag queens idolize Paris.

Here are a few of her pearls:

I was the oldest granddaughter. Everyone was so excited that I was born, they would always take pictures of me. My grandma would call me Marilyn Monroe or Grace Kelly. Ever since I was little, it’s what I knew I wanted to do–be a blond icon.

I don’t know why everyone wants to be famous. To make a living, I guess. Maybe they think it’s an easy job.

The best thing I’ve ever bought with money is my house. I call it my Paris Palace. It’s beautiful. Every room has beautiful crystal chandeliers and amazing moldings from Italy. When people come over they say, “Hey, this looks just like you.”

Having a nightclub in your house really helps for having a party, because then you don’t need to go out.

I’m not jealous. I don’t understand why people are jealous. You have so much better karma in life when you wish other people the best.

Because of my last name and the way I look, some people think I’m a spoiled brat. But I’m not like that at all. I’m one of the most down-to-earth people I know out of anyone in Hollywood.

[From Esquire]

Of course someone who has nearly everything – at least in terms of material advantages – wouldn’t understand jealousy. Paris mentions karma several times in an attempt to look deep. If she had any depth, she’d be able to put herself in other people’s shoes and understand jealousy. I will give Paris points for one thing – she says she always sends thank-you notes. And from what I’ve read, she’s generally very nice to her fans, so that doesn’t surprise me. She also hit on some other deep issues, like putting pheromones in her perfumes and dressing up like Tinkerbell.

The best part of Paris’ interview came at the end, when she offered her insights into aging:

If there was one person I could meet, it would be Marilyn Monroe. I have her pictures all over my house. I just think that she’s really beautiful. And the way she spoke just seems so sweet. Everyone loved her, and they still do. I think she’s going to be one of those people who’s talked about forever and ever.

I don’t know if people will be talking about me that way when I’m seventy-five.

You may not be able to be hot when you’re seventy-five in a conventional sense. Like, young people won’t think you’re hot. But your husband will, and so will people your own age.

[From Esquire]

So Paris plans on being hot to other old people. I guess that’s one of her more worthwhile goals.

I will admit that while I don’t like her, Paris is a hard worker. She gets paid to party, and while it’s more fun that a lot of jobs, she does it so much that she’s practically a workaholic. She’s also constantly slapping her name on things and promoting new products. I can’t help but wonder what kind of a person she would be if instead of working so hard at superficial things, Paris applied that same devotion to something worthwhile. Not that dressing up your dog in costumes and getting trashed in Vegas isn’t worthwhile. But just imagine…

Here’s Paris at the Dolce & Gabbana flagship boutique on Robertson Boulevard on Monday night. Images thanks to WENN.

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  1. lene says:

    oh lord…how can she mention grace kelly and marilyn monroes name beside her? dumb icon…jah…but not a blond icon.

    shes famous for her sextape…low brain tv shows and sorta this stuff.

    don’t like her.

    she isn’t aging well, is she? her face gets harder…dunno how to describe it in english. i’m german. i would say in german:

    sie wird kantiger und verliert das feminine in ihrem gesicht.

    and…paris palace…wtf?

  2. Autumm Leaves says:

    Lene, you are right. She’s a dumb icon and I know she will be known as a a slutty icon. She has zero substance and she’s not interesting to watch. She has a hard looking face, a a boy shape bony flabby body, just bleech.

  3. Vermillion says:

    I can’t help but wonder what kind of a person she would be if instead of working so hard at superficial things, Paris applied that same devotion to something worthwhile.

    Easy, she would be Ivanka Trump.

    I do like the fact that she is the most down-to-earth person SHE knows in Hollywood. Something tells me that isn’t a hard list to get on.

  4. voodoobetty says:

    My god people its BLONDE! BLONDE! NOT BLOND. Jeez. Learn to spell.

  5. SixxKitty says:

    I have often wondered who she thought she was… after reading that, i now know that she thinks shes a ‘god’ and only just falls short of saying she wants to be prayed to…
    How i detest that child.( if she were a woman she would at least exhibit common sence).

  6. A.J. says:

    A blonde icon? She isn’t even a real, natural blonde. The hair is artificial just like everything else about her.

    Blonde icon? I don’t think so. Vacuous, vapid icon? She’s a shoe-in.

  7. rottenkitty says:

    She wanted to be a “blonde icon,”

    but had to settle for skanky ho…

  8. mojoman says:

    I dont know whether I should laugh or barf..

  9. Sleepy says:

    A positive, influencial icon she isn’t. If she is considered an icon by anyone it won’t be for the reasons she wants that’s for sure.

    A.J. are you sure she isn’t a natural blonde? I swear I saw pictures of her as a little girl and with blonde hair… I don’t know how much that matters though, Marilyn Monroe wasn’t a natural blonde and she is the biggest blonde icon of all. (No I’m not comparing the two – that would be horrid!)

  10. gaby says:

    Little does she know that people like her are the reason blondes dye their hair dark

  11. Gem* says:

    WHY does she continue to wear blue contacts!!! she believe’s she’s down to earth, and ‘normal’. But im sorry normal people don’t have that much (fullbody) makeup on a regular basis.

  12. Sickitten says:

    Voodoobetty, JayBird is correct. It is blond in English.

    In the French it is blond for a male
    blonde for a female

    just like in French it is petit for a male and petite for a female.

    Now don’t hex me Betty.

    Fake blond hair and faux bleu eyes.

    She took after her Italian grandpapa in the looks dept.

  13. Sickitten says:

    While we are at it, Betty, it is “it’s”
    for “it is” in English, not “Its”.

    I feel the hex coming on now. Oh no!

  14. Kim says:

    She is completely delusional but then may be her family adoration got her that way. She will always be remembered as the girl who was famous for doing absolutely nothing and being completely dumb. Now I am not sure whether she is an icon for that.

    Why do I get the impression that she is not as dumb as she wants us to believe?

  15. Ron says:

    Grandma didn’t call you Marilyn or Grace, she called you Zsa Zsa.

  16. Christina X says:

    Paris Hilton is either really stupid or really fake and manipulative.

    Neither one of those are favorable traits, no matter how you look at it.

    That’s how Hilton’s going down in history.

  17. IceBunny says:

    I can’t stand Paris Hilton, mainly because (ironically) narcissism is so ugly. But I do remember on her reality show, that she came across as rather sweet, and genuinely so. I am not sure you can really fake that. … I mean you CAN.. but that part of her didn’t seem fake, unlike everything else about her. At the very least, she seems like a nice enough person, even if she is delusional about what an “icon” she is.

  18. geronimo says:

    Or really stupid AND really fake and manipulative? Sounds like she’s been moronically indulged from the day she was born and her parents etc, probably equally stupid and empty, continue to indulge every little thing she does. How anyone can find anything to admire here is just beyond me. All she has is money. Nothing else.

  19. Jacqueline says:

    well then, surely by now she’s realised that she’ll never ever be an icon of any sort

  20. Anna says:

    Of course, when all the people you know in Hollywood are equally crazy, megalomaniac and self-deluded (here’s looking at you, Britney, Stavros, Nicole, Lindsay et al), it probably does seem like you’re down to earth. That doesn’t mean you are even close to being down to earth in the real world.

    I seriously get an allergic reaction to people who say their life’s goal is/was to become famous or an icon etc. I think true icons have all had to work for their success (and no, I don’t count being paid to party as work, it may be exhausting, but that’s how far my pity goes), in more than one way and are remembered because they contributed to making the world a better/more interesting place. Paris does neither in my opinion. At least Marilyn could act and think for herself, she was savvy!

  21. yadira says:

    Funny how she mentions karma but isn’t she like almost 30 and acts like a teenager? Makes her friends into her enemies if they get more attention than she does.

    If I were blonde, I would be offended because she gives blondes a bad name.

    And yes, I agree…her face is rough like stone. There is nothing classy looking about her at all. Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly my ass!

  22. vdantev says:


  23. Liquid Muse says:


    Paris really needs a reality check and some history lessons. It’s unfortunate that the girl dropped out of high school and chose to be infamous, rather than get an education and pursue higher paths in life. I recently saw an interview with Lydia Hearst where Lydia practically dissed Paris and was horrified that anyone would even compare her to Paris. They are not in the same playing field at all. Lydia went to public school, graduated high school and college, and is an established contributing writer to various publications and also hosts various news segments. What has Paris done to make herself believe she’s an “icon”?

    If anything, Paris Hilton is a blonde troll who gives american bluebloods a bad name. The definition of icon comes from the Greeks meaning image. Icons, in the world of Christianity, are people like Jesus Christ, his mother Mary, saints, and prayerful people who inspire peoples lives. So, someone tell me how in the world is Paris Hilton inspiring people physically and spiritually???? She’s not!

    Paris, Ms. Hilton, do yourself a favor and go back to prison. Request to be situated with the general population. Maybe then, you’ll inspire people who made mistakes in life to get off the chosen path of doom and destruction. It seems Paris has never been given any proper direction in life and it shows in her comical statements. I know, Paris should become a stand-up comic! She can talk about how pretty she is; how she’s never had to work a day in her life; and just how reachable her mediocre goals are in her life.

    Oh how mediocrity pumps through Paris’ veins.

  24. Truth Seeker says:

    Paris is an embarrassment to the wealthy uppercrust.

    All the money in the world isn’t going to make anyone believe she’s talented. She can keep on wasting money on productions that are less than desireable.

    The Hottie and the Nottie was a stupid and horrible movie.