Paris Hilton claims she ‘started a new genre of celebrity’
Wednesday - 29/11/2017 11:37
BEFORE the Kardashians, there was Paris Hilton and her posse leading the way in reality TV — and the socialite credits herself with paving their way.
ALTHOUGH some might see the current crop of young social media stars as a generation of Snapchat-obsessed celebrity wannabes, Paris Hilton sees “young entrepreneurs and people with dreams”.
The celebutante-turned-global-brand tells Ocean Drive magazine that even though her rise to fame came before the era of the “social-media influencer,” she blazed the way for the entree-Instagramming hordes. “I was definitely before my time, and the beginning of a whole new era, and it started a new generation and genre of celebrity,” she said.
The Hilton hotel heiress — who gained notoriety after the 2004 release of her infamous sex tape, 1 Night in Paris, and became a household name because of her reality show, The Simple Life — said: “I think it was pretty groundbreaking, and I love being a pioneer.”
In Ocean Drive’s December issue, Hilton also said: “I’m very proud I started a whole new way for young people, young entrepreneurs and people with dreams to make a living and a very lucrative business off of it.” But, she also admits that “being a businesswoman, I would’ve loved to capitalise on it”.