UNLIKE HILLARY: Paris Hilton Doesn’t BS About Her Wealth And Privilege

Published on July 16, 2014

Paris Hilton is upfront when it comes to knowing where she came from and the opportunities given to her, while at the same time realizing that hard work is a necessity to make her own name for yourself. She was interviewed by Vice about her new album and talks about it there…

You take everything from music videos about unicorns to your fragrance line very seriously as a businesswoman. Do you ever go on vacation?
Not really. Everything I do is always work. I can fly somewhere, get paid, then do the event, and then—if I want, if I have time—I can stay for like an extra couple of days and vacation. It’s just I’m booked so much. The offers are so amazing that I don’t want to turn things down, so I do all of the best things. It doesn’t really leave much free time for me. I don’t mind, though. I love it.

Unlike a lot of celebrities—such as Hillary Clinton, who recently said that she had been struggling for money when she left the White House—you’ve always been very upfront about being born privileged. Why is that?
I’m just always honest with everything, and that is a truth. Yes, I’m very fortunate. I did come from a wealthy family, but at the same time I didn’t have to work, and I chose to. I’ve done this all on my own, so I’m very proud of that fact. I easily could have been like all these spoiled trust-fund kids who never work a day in their lives, but I didn’t want to do that. I wanted to make a name for myself, and be independent, and not have to ask my family for anything. I’m very proud of what I accomplished and created.

Read more: Vice

Here is her new music video: