Paris Hilton is the reason why so many celebs are now famous for being famous. The successful heiress was once a reality tv star, making money off of her lifestyle as a rich socialite. People credit Paris for starting an era of reality television.
Last week, a jury of seven men and five women convicted actor Bill Cosby on three counts of aggravated indecent assault. But there have been many smaller victories along the way — more women have been telling their stories, and more powerful men are being held accountable — which suggests that the culture is moving forward. Part of the process of moving forward means rethinking stories we thought we already knew from a different perspective, and the hotel heiress and s reality star Paris Hilton has joined the ranks of women demanding to have her perspective heard.
From Cosmopolitan. Back in Paris Hilton's heyday you may recall her starring in a little show called The Simple Lifea sex tape between Paris and ex-boyfriend Rick Salomon was leaked, causing a complete media frenzy and becoming a major moment in pop culture. But now, 14 years later, Paris is getting candid about what it felt like to have her tape released to the world, and sounds like it's something that still upsets her. I was so embarrassed.
I literally wanted to die at some points. I was like, 'I just don't want to live,' because I thought everything was taken away from me. I didn't want to be known as that.
And in overlaying the public images of the two women, the Yeezy ads became another reminder of the differences between them — which, in part, explain why Hilton quickly faded from groundbreaking symbol of a new era of reality fame to an icon of aughts nostalgia. Hilton is often described as the first of a new and noxious turn-of-the-millennium celebrity class, who were "famous for being famous. The same industry — composed of reality television and gossip blogs — that aided and exploited Hilton's rise also eroded her celebrity.
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But she perhaps made the most headlines in with her turn in a leaked sex tape with former boyfriend Rick Salomon, the fallout of which devastated Hilton. I literally wanted to die at some points. I was like, 'I just don't want to live,' because I thought everything was taken away from me. I didn't want to be known as that.
Although Paris Hilton has dropped from the celeb A-list since her "Simple Life" days, the year-old socialite remains famous abroad thanks to a successful fragrance line and her most recent profession as a DJ. Despite this, Hilton seems to think that her claim to fame was skewed from an early age. Inthe hotel heiress and her then-boyfriend, Rick Salomon, filmed the home video, which Salomon allegedly sold in
The year-old DJ and socialite admits her life changed ''overnight'' when her intimate tape with ex Rick Salomon was released and she was ''so embarrassed'' by something so private being shared online. I didn't leave my house for, like months. I was so embarrassed. I felt like everyone on the street was laughing at me.