If there’s one top-status celebrity who has now truly disappeared into the shadows, it’s got to be the one and only Paris Hilton, right? She was the number one ‘it’ girl who was never far away from a tabloid headline or a red-carpet catwalk, but nowadays, where has she gone? Well, we’re here to take a quick look back at the glory days, and see what she’s up to now…
Where has she gone?
Back in the early 2000s, Paris Hilton was the name on everyone’s lips. She was the epitome of what a celebrity was at the turn of the new millennium, but now that we’re in the year 2020, a lot has changed, that’s for sure!
First of all, where has Paris Hilton gone? What is she doing with her life nowadays? Over the years, her face was seen on TV, in numerous films, and she’s also dabbled in music, too. So, where has she gone now? Let’s find out.
The number one ‘it’ girl
We hear you ask, “How did she even become famous?” Well, the answer to that is through the hotel empire created and founded by her father Conrad Hilton. We, of course, are talking about the Hilton hotels.
With huge success and fortune behind her, Paris rose up through the ranks as a new party girl in the town of Hollywood, and it wasn’t long before everyone knew her name. As a millionaire hotel heiress, there’s not much you have to do in life other than to live it to the fullest with Daddy’s credit card in your purse.
Making a name for herself
As the new millennium unfolded further, Paris started catching everybody’s attention. She was the new ‘it’ girl across Hollywood, and drama seemed to follow her everywhere. Paparazzi followed her everywhere too – they simply couldn’t get enough of taking her photo.
In true Paris style, she reveled in this new fame. Then, an exposed infamous ‘intimate video’ made her even more famous, which fortunately helped her name get out there even more.
Her hit TV show
So, with Paris making waves in showbiz and Hollywood’s celebrity stratosphere, it was time for her to start a new adventure with a friend, fellow socialite, and so-called Daddy’s ‘it’ girl. We are of course talking about Nicole Richie (daughter of the famous pop singer, Lionel Richie).
Fox swooped the girls up for a new reality show titled ‘The Simple Life’, and it followed the childhood friends as they tried their hand at a variety of typical American laborious jobs, including farm work, fast-food service, and lots more.
A reality star in the making
The show was a massive success with audiences, and it soon became the network’s number one show, pulling in an average 13 million viewers per episode. A reality star was certainly in the making, because no one could deny how great Paris was at making TV gold.
She may have been controversial, but people still loved watching her antics. Then, the offers came pouring in from other networks too, which led to the production of her second reality show titled ‘Paris Hilton’s New BFF’ in 2008. Paris’ career was on fire!
Making and selling records
This second reality program was pretty much what it says on the tin – a competition to find Paris a new best friend. What’s more, the show had several spin-offs around the world, including Dubai and the UK. So, what was next for Paris?
Well, she soon turned her head from TV to music, with the release of her debut album ‘Paris’ in 2006. It was heavily panned by critics, but it was a commercial success by earning a sixth-place spot on the Billboard 200.
A huge celebrity
From her debut album, some hit singles included ‘Stars Are Blind’ and ‘Turn It Up’. What’s more, it also reached the top ten in other countries including Germany and Australia. So, was Paris now a fully-fledged pop star?
Next came her bestseller book titled ‘Confessions of an Heiress: A Peek Behind the Pose’. With the book selling millions of copies, it became evident that Paris was making her stamp on the world. The public couldn’t get enough of her and the crazy life she loved to live. So, what was next?
Becoming an actress
Paris had already ticked singing and reality TV off her list, so that meant that acting was next, and boy was this a bad decision. Some of the movies she starred in include the horror remake ‘House of Wax’, the rom-com flick ‘Hottie and Nottie’, and also a strange gothic musical titled ‘Repo! The Genetic Opera’.
How were her performances in each of these movies? Terrible! In fact, she received numerous Golden Raspberry Awards for ‘Worst Actress’, as well as being voted the Decade’s Worst Actress, too.
A musical flop?
With Paris’ acting career falling short, at least we all had her music to rely on. Yet, after her stints on the screen, everything went a little quiet in the studio. There was always some sort of rumor flying about claiming that Paris was working on her next album, but we were only left waiting and waiting.
Unfortunately, nothing happened. She released some singles over the course of a few years, but there was no release that really made a dent in the charts. Was her music career officially over?
Spinning her decks
Well, not quite, because instead of releasing more pop songs as a vocal artist, she opted to be behind the spinning decks. That’s right – Paris has now become an international DJ! Who would have thought it?
After all the years she spent dancing and drinking in the club, Paris suddenly had a lightbulb moment and decided she would take some DJing lessons and become a pro. It’s now going pretty well for her, because she’s often booked to host big nights in party places such as Ibiza and Vegas.
An iconic catchphrase
If you’re someone who’s at the top of the celebrity echelon, chances are you’ve changed the world in some way or another, whether that be for good or bad. Just like the Kardashians have done nowadays, back when Paris was one of the most famous women in the world, she undoubtedly helped shape the modern world as we know it now.
Do you remember one of her biggest catchphrases? It was, of course, the phrase she used to say all the time – “that’s hot.”
No matter what you may think of Paris, you gotta give it to her. She’s managed to pave an incredibly successful life for herself. She doesn’t just rely on Daddy’s fortune anymore. She too has built a business beauty empire for herself, and we, for one, respect all that she’s done.
Sure, she had the privilege and money to do so in the first place, but when you’re born into such a wealthy lifestyle, you could technically choose never to lift a finger your entire life.
Daddy’s rich girl
No one can choose the family they are born into, but one thing you can choose is the life you lead yourself. Paris could have easily chosen to be just the daughter of a billionaire, but instead, she decided to do something with her life.
Sure, she didn’t have to get a typical job in a retail store that pays minimum wage, but wouldn’t we all make the most of our inherited fortune if we had the chance? No one can blame Paris for her materialistic ways, and no one ever should. Period.
A controversial figure
Not everything in Paris’ life has always gone swimmingly well. Just because you’re a millionaire heiress, that doesn’t mean you won’t run into some troubles and turmoils. So, what are we talking about?
Well, let’s rewind back to a time when she was slated by the public for allegedly criticizing the LGBT community for being “disgusting”. After a cab driver recorded their conversation, she was heard saying that they “all probably have some sort of immune disease.”
Defending her comments
Those comments are pretty hard to hear, right? Did Paris really say those horrible things? Well, it turned out that the cab driver completely twisted their conversation and made it out to be something that it wasn’t.
Paris soon defended her comments by explaining that they were having a conversation about certain men who deliberately have unprotected relations with other men to infect them with their own disease. Hence why she can be heard saying the comments on the record. So, for now, Paris’ name is in the clear.
Making a new friend
Who remembers the time when the Kardashian clan weren’t the most famous family in showbiz? That seems like a whole lifetime ago, right? Well, if you remember correctly, Kim Kardashian first came into the celebrity spotlight by working as Paris Hilton’s personal assistant.
She essentially followed her wherever she went, because at the time, Paris was the number one ‘it’ girl, not Kim K. Oh, how the echelon has shifted! It’s safe to say that Paris’ seat on the throne has officially been taken.
Cutting her ties
At the peak of her career, Paris was at the center of the ultimate showbiz girl squad. Alongside her at the biggest and best parties was child prodigy-turned bad girl Lindsay Lohan and the number-one pop princess, Britney Spears.
She was considered one of the most popular Hollywood socialites at the time, but as the new decade came, her friendships with these girls slowly faded away. This was especially the case with childhood friend Nicole Richie… Apparently, they had a big falling out and haven’t made up since.
Having a tantrum
Although the paparazzi followed her everywhere she went, and despite the fact that she was always the top name at the A-list parties, Paris was still considered to be a controversial figure. Not everyone liked her as a person, because she was often dubbed a “spoiled brat”.
This was somewhat confirmed during an appearance on ‘Good Morning America’ in 2011 when she was asked, “Do you think you’re still relevant?” Her response was simple – walk off the set and never come back.
Enjoying her moment
To be fair to her, that is a very rude question to ask – what could she have said? She clearly knew that the days of her being the ‘it’ girl had passed. So, what was next? Well, unfortunately, her fame has never reached the same heights since.
Her show, ‘The World According to Paris’, failed to rake in any big rating numbers, so after just one season, the show was scrapped. Not to worry, she still had other achievements in her sights…
Making her return
If you’re wondering whether there’s any TV programs that Paris has featured on recently, then you’re in luck! Back in 2018, she starred as a special guest on the hit motoring show titled ‘The Grand Tour’, and if you ask us, it was great seeing her back on form!
Her driving skills were put to the test, and it turns out she’s not too shabby at all. She was also a host on the Viceland series ‘Hollywood Love Story’ and appeared in the documentary titled ‘The American Meme’.
Making a smelling scent
Celebrities usually follow a formula when it comes to making the most of their fame. To savor every bit of your fifteen minutes, it’s important you try and make as much money as possible, and that’s exactly what Paris did.
She may already have millions in the bank from her father, but she also added to the funds by launching her own fragrance empire. She has released over 24 scents to date! So, one thing’s for sure – she always smells fresh as a daisy!
Paris the businesswoman
Was Paris a socialite, or was she a businesswoman? Well, the answer to that question is that she was, of course, both! By day, she wanted to make the most of her fame by having numerous side ventures to make more money, but by night, she still loved to be the talk of the town, and she was never one to shy away from a club night invitation.
One thing for sure is that Paris was once flying high in the celebrity stratosphere, until things suddenly changed…
Finding the one
So, what did change for Paris? Well, it all happened when she fell in love with her on-off boyfriend, Chris Zylka. After non-stop partying, Paris finally announced that she was ready to settle down and opt for the simple life… if you pardon the pun.
In fact, it wasn’t just a relationship that Paris announced, she also revealed that they were engaged! She had finally found the man of her dreams, and she wanted the whole world to know. The engagement was announced in early 2018, with the wedding set to take place in 2019.
Who is the real Paris?
Although we may stan our favorite celebrity, how much do we actually know about them? The media always manages to twist the truth, especially when it comes to controversial figures like Paris. So, perhaps the Paris we see on TV and in magazines isn’t actually the real-life Paris at all.
Sure, she used to come across as a spoiled brat during episodes of ‘The Simple Life’, but we all make mistakes. Perhaps it’s time we all start to see Paris as the mature adult she is now?
A proud Aunty
She has previously spoken about her desire to have kids one day, but in the meantime, Paris is a wonderful aunt to her beautiful nieces and nephews. This photo alone shows just how far she’s come in terms of binning the cold-hearted daddy’s girl we knew her as.
She’s now a loving and doting aunty who clearly has more of a squishy heart than we first thought. So, when will we see Paris having her very own little bundle of joy? We’ll have to be patient!
So, what changed inside of Paris? Well, the truth is, she simply wasn’t so obsessed with striving for fame and fortune. She’s now more than happy to sit back and enjoy life for what it is. When she met and fell in love with Chris, something changed.
The life in the club was no longer at the top of the list. Instead, nights in, snuggling on the couch in front of the TV were a much more tempting offer. However, that hasn’t stopped her from still making the headlines.
A postponed wedding
So, did the wedding take place? Well, we’re now in 2020, and it looks like it’s been postponed to the near future. Who knows whether we’ll ever see the pair tie the knot. As we’ve already mentioned, Paris is always a very busy girl, and it seems marriage has once again been put to the back of the priority list.
With a new fragrance needing to be promoted, it’s not the time to focus on planning a wedding. With Paris’s love for material things, we imagine it’s going to take a lot of planning to get the wedding just perfect.
No happily ever after
So, what exactly is going on with Paris and her soon to be husband? Well, any suckers for romance may want to look away now, because it turns out that Paris and Chris have now sadly called it quits on not just their engagement, but their whole relationship.
These reports came back in November 2018, so seeing as we still haven’t heard any more from them as a couple, it seems that they’re definitely over. We have one important question – what ever happened to the $2 million engagement ring?
Calling it quits
Why did they decide to call it quits? Well, in true Paris form, she was more than comfortable in explaining why the engagement broke down. On the popular chat show called ‘The Talk’, Paris explained how she’s always been obsessed with so-called ‘happy endings’, and this stems from her childhood love for all things fairytale and Disney.
So, after a while, Paris started to realize that Chris couldn’t give her the happy ending she wanted…
She loved Chris very much, but she knew deep down in her heart that he wasn’t the one for her. It was definitely a tough time for her, but she’s a strong girl. She knows how to fight through the pain. Continuing her chat on ‘The Talk’, Paris also revealed that she’s doing well and that she’s taking this time to focus on herself and her own life.
She also went on to explain how the decision wasn’t easy, and that she wishes Chris all the best in the future. She wants no hard feelings.
An old best friend
Paris has mentioned that one day she would be open to marriage and kids, but right now, she’s got so many other things to be focussing on. Speaking to Us Weekly magazine, Paris was asked about what she thinks of Kim K having her fourth child.
She then joked that she could never imagine having four kids herself, but she also reiterated that she’s super happy for Kim, and that she loves the beautiful family life she’s built around her. So, it looks like they’re still great pals after all.
A recent selfie
This selfie is another photo recently posted on Paris’ social media, and it turns out that the other woman posing next to her is one of her best friends, Sofia Richie. In the post, she wishes Sofia a ‘Happy Birthday’, and she’s actually someone who she’s known her whole life.
As we already know, Paris has had her fair share of best friends over the years, so maybe Sofia is the latest girl to make it to the top of her best friend list. Who will be next?
A wild girl at heart
However much we sing her praises claiming that she’s now a changed woman, it only takes one more look at this recent photo to see she’ll always be a party girl at heart! We definitely should not expect a baby announcement any time soon, that’s for sure.
This photo was taken during Halloween season, and quite clearly, Paris still has no qualms in dressing up in fancy, risqué costumes. Then again, why would you not when you look that good?
Throwback to the good old’ days
Here’s another costume outfit that Paris recently wore for a party, and as you can see, she opted for an 80s retro vibe. She looks just like classic Madonna with her crimped hair, beaded necklaces, and oversized hair bow.
Paris has had several chart hits herself, so maybe this was a night when she took the mic and started singing some Madonna classics! Now that is definitely something we’d pay to see. She might not have the vocals, but she has the look down.
Another classic throwback
So, what other outfits has Paris dressed up in? Well, as you can see from this photo, her closet is full to the brim of all sorts of costumes.
Minnie Mouse has always been one of her favorite Disney characters, so for one particular costume party, she decided to channel her inner Disney by fitting into this red and white polka dot dress and putting on a pair of ears. We can only imagine how adorably cute Chris would have looked dressed up as Mickey, too!
A glitterific Tinkerbell?
Here’s another one of Paris’ Disney outfits for you, and this time it comes in the form of the one and only Tinkerbell. As Peter Pan’s pocket-sized sidekick, Tinkerbell is a character full of glitter and sparkle, which is clearly right up Paris’ street.
Her looks always amaze her social media followers, and this outfit certainly put a lot of smiles on faces, especially seeing as she went to the effort of putting on a pair of wings, too. Now fly Paris, fly!
A powerful superwoman?
As another character who has the ability to fly to the moon and back, Paris’ Superwoman outfit also caused a stir on social media… in the very best way! Her followers couldn’t believe how gorgeous she looked.
Everyone loves some form of comic book hero, and for every empowered woman out there, Superwoman was the number one hero to look up to. Judging by this photo, it wouldn’t be just the girls liking and commenting, either.
A cute little angel?
Most people would agree that an angel is one thing that Paris is not. Yet, here she is, in all her glory, posing as a sweet and innocent angel. Oh how times have changed! In fact, on her social media, she actually captioned this photo by explaining how she’s going out dressed as a ‘Hilton Pet’.
Now, for those of you who don’t know what a ‘Hilton Pet’ is, it’s the nickname she gives to her little white furry dog, so it turns out, that’s the look she was going for.
A feisty animal?
Here’s Paris Hilton dressed up as another type of feisty furry animal, and this time she looks like some sort of large predatory cat. To be more specific, it’s actually leopard print, so we can only imagine how empowered and sassy she felt dressed like this on the night of her party.
Dressing up as an animal is definitely a trend we’re used to seeing – especially if you’ve ever seen the hit teen rom-com ‘Mean Girls’. If you ask us, she pulls the leopard print off very well indeed.
One particular famous fan
Given how famous Paris Hilton was and still is, it comes as no surprise to hear that she has a few celebrity fans herself. However, there’s one celebrity fan that may come as a surprise to you. Who is it? Well, it’s none other than Canadian superstar singer, Celine Dion.
Amazingly enough, back in July 2019, Celine was seen leaving an airport sporting an ‘I Love Paris Hilton’ t-shirt. How random, right? Who knew that Celine Dion loved Paris so much? It looks like we know who her new BFF is going to be…
A future reboot?
So, what else is currently going on with Paris? What is she now up to? Well, one major rumor that keeps resurfacing will definitely please a lot of her fans – a new reboot of ‘The Simple Life’ is allegedly in talks to happen.
However, don’t get your hopes up, because Paris has since revealed that although they’ve been approached by producers to reboot the show, she and Nicole are both super busy at the moment with other things. Yet, who knows? Maybe we’ll see its return in the near future? Fingers crossed.