10 Reasons Why You Should Never Underestimate Paris Hilton
If the name Paris Hilton conjures up images of adorable Chihuahuas, pink velour tracksuits and glamourous hotel rooms then you're spot on.
...But beyond the selfies and Von Dutch attire there's so much more to the Hilton heiress that makes her the bonafide pop culture icon she is today.
From her iconic 00s style, to her charity work, successful career as a DJ, and growing beauty empire, including her new fragrance Rosé Rush soon to make a splash in Australia thanks to Chemist Warehouse, Paris Hilton is a force to be reckoned with.
Here are 10 reasons why you should never underestimate Ms. Hilton.
1. She's Generous AF
Paris may have lived a charmed life, but what a lot of people don't realise is just how much she gives back.
Paris and her famous family have worked closely with the Starlight Children's Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and have donated US$100,00 or more to the Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
According to Paris's mother, while travelling she always make time to visit underprivileged children, often without the media's attention.
That's hot...and kindhearted.
2. She's A Fashion Icon
In case you've been living under a rock, noughties fashion is back in a BIG way.
From the catwalk to the sidewalk, celebs and fashion followers have been taking their style cues from the 2000s, and most notably, Paris's epic 00s wardrobe.
Just take Kendall's sparkly 21st birthday dress...or Kylie's newfound appreciation of velour tracksuits.
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3. She Knows Her Music
🎵Chasing the sun. Dancing till dawn. Life is good now. I'm ready for Summer. Lay out all day while I soak up these rays Party all night & sleep half of the day. I'm on my Mermaid shit get on my wave. Only want good vibes. Good times with my tribe. Cause when it feels this good... I come alive and when it feels this good I'm free like a wild fire flame Cause when it feels this good I'm amplified And when it's feels this good Welcome to my Summer Reign... Sunshine No clouds, Good life is now Bass lines and laser lights I live for Summer. Dancing all night You know I'm the party Its hot as the sun between me and my bae. You only live once Seize the night and the day Only want good vibes. Good times and tan lines.🎶 #SummerReign 👑
These days you'll find Paris pumping out the bangers from behind the decks, but the multi-talented mogul's relationship with music spans far beyond her current career as a DJ.
She boasts six chart-topping singles, five music videos and one self-titled album that peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 in 2006 and featured catchy tracks like 'Stars Are Blind' and 'Nothing In This World.'
How could we possibly forget these iconic tunes!?
4. She Has Her Own Beauty Empire
If there's one thing Paris is familiar with, it's beauty - and specifically, perfume.
Paris is the mastermind behind a whopping 23 fragrances, including her latest, flirty, floral and feminine scent, Rosé Rush.
She also has an entire range of makeup, Paris Hilton Cosmetics, featuring pretty pop colour lip sticks, eyeshadows and nail polishes.
5. She's A Reality TV Queen
We're all familiar with Paris's start on The Simple Life opposite her former BFF, Nicole Richie...but what about her many other reality TV stints?
Paris was the star of Paris Hilton's My New BFF and it's subsequent spinoff Paris Hilton's British Best Friend, The World According to Paris and made guest appearances on shows like Hell's Kitchen, VIP Brother 5 and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Paris even made the jump from reality TV to the silver screen in roles for flicks like Zoolander, Win A Date With Tad Hamilton!, House Of Wax and Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring which was based on real life events when Paris's home was robbed.
6. She Was The First True 'Influencer'
These days all you need is a couple of 100,000 followers to class yourself as an 'influencer,' but Paris got the gig before social media was even a thing!
Paris was snapping selfies and being "famous for being famous" well before the Kardashians.
The business-savvy starlet turned her famous name into a personal brand and created a social empire, without any help from Instagram.
Now that's impressive.
11 years ago today, Me & Britney invented the selfie! pic.twitter.com/1byOU5Gp8J
— Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) November 19, 2017
7. She's Our Dream BFF
Paris has had many famous friends over the years.
From her long-lasting friendship with Simple Life co-star Nicole Richie, to Kim Kardashian, Britney Spears and Linsday Lohan, Paris and her BFFs were ALL our 00s squad goals.
Bella and Kendall, take note!
11 years anniversary today since the first coming of The Holy Trinity! pic.twitter.com/dxGwTLnFDv
— Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) November 27, 2017
8. She Loves Animals
Since we met Paris back in the early 00s she's more often than not had a pint-sized pet by her side.
Remember Paris's beloved Chihuahua Tinkerbell? Or when she stepped out on the red carpet with a pet ferret?
In fact, there's a whole Instagram account dedicated to Paris's many pets.
9. She's A True Business Woman
Paris isn't just a celebutante, she's a bonafide businesswoman with the big bucks to prove it.
She has put her name behind everything from a billion-dollar beauty business to worldwide apartment complexes, and stores selling products including perfumes, handbags, watches and footwear.
Paris is also the author of two books, has her own video game and as mentioned earlier, a chart-topping career in music.
...Most impressive, however, has to be her trademarking of the catchphrase "that's hot" - two words that EVERY millennial knows and loves.
10. She Makes Us Laugh
Paris is a pro at not taking herself too seriously.
From the many lolz she gave us on The Simple Life, to posting memes of herself and cheeky #TBT pics with her famous pals, Paris loves to laugh and make us laugh in the process.
Paris Hilton using herself as a meme is the confidence I need pic.twitter.com/idg266t3eB
— Fifty Shades of Grey (@50ShadezOfGrey) October 10, 2017
Paris, we love you girl - never change!