Paris Hilton is a businesswoman, author, model, actress, designer, singer, and now DJ with incredible fame. Many think that her rise to fame is due to the immense fortune of her parents or to the porno français leak in which she was involved when she was only 18 years old.
But is any of them the real reason why this music icon is so famous? That’s what we’ll try to explain in today’s article, but for that, we’ll need to go a bit further back and explain its roots to finally decipher how this fashion and music icon got its fame!
Who Is Paris Hilton And Where Does She Come From?
As mentioned above, Paris Hilton has gone through many facets throughout her life, currently, she could be classified as a businesswoman, model, actress, singer, and DJ among many other professions.
This girl comes from a family of great and successful businessmen (The Hiltons) who without a doubt have managed to get important contacts within almost any industry and in turn have made Paris grow up surrounded by great luxuries, dream vacations, and a ton of opportunities.
Thanks to her parents (and her beauty of course!) she started modeling when she was a child and at the age of 19 she signed for Donald Trump’s modeling agency, which over the years opened the doors to work with other big agencies such as GUESS, Christian Dior and Tommy Hilfiger.
Paris And Her Relationship With Music
In 2004 Paris Hilton’s musical career began, when she founded Heiress Records in association with Warner Bros Records, it was just with that label that she released her first pop music album called “Paris” with which she reached the top 10 on the Billboard chart, rubbing shoulders with great artists such as Britney Spears and Jessica Simpson.
From there, her career as a pop music singer catapulted for a few years and she managed to release a couple of more albums, with hit songs like “My New BFF” and “Paris For President”.
However, it seems that Paris Hilton had other plans for her music career, plans that would leave many with their mouths open. No one expected that in 2013 she would launch her DJ debut in Brazil with “Last Night”, a single featuring rap star Lil Wayne.
How She Became Famous?
Despite what many may believe, Paris Hilton’s big breakthrough came in 2003 when “The Simple Life” premiered and not when her porno français came out. The Simple Life was a reality television show that she co-starred in with Nicole Richie (her best friend), in which they showed the world how they managed to live in a rural area of the United States away from all its luxuries and excesses.
The program was undoubtedly a success on an international level, which she knew how to take advantage of to boost herself and enter the world of entertainment, until becoming one of its hegemonic totems. From then on, the rest came by itself, contracts with big brands started to rain, to be their image of them, to promote their products, which clearly made the young Paris Hilton make a fortune of money that no one has to do with her family.
Reborn From Her Porn Video
While it is true, in 2004 her ex-boyfriend Rick Salomon made public a French porn video where you could see how they were having sexual intercourse as if it were an American porn star. This turned her into an object of derision and merchandise, generating more than 10 million dollars (of which she did not receive a single cent).
Even in the face of all the media pressure, Paris did not let herself be defeated by her suicidal thoughts, and thanks to this she continues to show the B side of fame, denouncing, for example, the mistreatment she received during her stay in a boarding school for teenagers and successfully fighting for the laws to change and for those responsible to be held accountable.
Paris Hilton Short Bio
Full Name: Paris Whitney Hilton.
Date of Birth: February 17, 1981.
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius.
Measurements: 34-25-35 (Inches).
Marital Status: Married since 2021.
Net Worth: $300 million dollars.