Will the 'real' Paris Hilton stand up in 'The World According to Paris'?
Yes, you've seen Paris Hilton on "The Simple Life." You've watched her trying to choose "best friends" on other reality shows. And we've seen her in less-flattering situations -- being carted off to jail, lying about drug possession, making a spectacle of herself at parties. And then there are those news reports about her saying unflattering things about black men.
Paris would like you to wipe that from your mind. "The World According to Paris," the upcoming Oxygen series providing an all-access "voyueristic" look into the everyday life of the heiress, is "the real deal," according to Hilton.
"On 'The Simple Life," I played a character," Hilton said Friday during NBC/Universal's Summer Press Day. "This is not a competiton show. Now people will see my real world."
The series, which will premiere June 1, will feature Hilton as she moves through her professional and personal life. Her mother Kathy Hilton and her boyfriend Cy Waits figure prominently.
"This is the real Paris," said executive producer Arthur Smith. "People will be really, really surprised. Her fans will be blown away."
Said Hilton, "This show is really personal," adding that there were some aspects she felt uncomfortable about showing but knew would make great television." She turns 30 on the show and shows different sides of herself. "I cook -- I'm a good cook."
Hilton was treated to overwhelmingly positive questions from reporters who praised her style and her personality.
Kathy Hilton said she also shows the impact she has on Paris' life.
"This was good therapy for me," she said with a smile.
-- Greg Braxton
Photo: Paris Hilton. Credit: Oxygen.