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Paris Hilton wants to be your daughter's role model

March 28, 2008 |  7:41 am

25734666 The Rage has written about her fear of having a daughter who capers about the kitchen, singing "My Lady Lumps" and pouts like Paris Hilton when I ask her to do her homework. Shudder. Just yesterday, Paris Hilton announced in Turkey that she sees herself as a role model for young girls. She went on to note to Reuters: "I work very hard and I've built this empire on my own. I think this is an inspiration for a lot of girls out there." Maybe for girls who strive to star in their own sex videos and don't want to wear underwear. It's interesting to note that in 1998, the British government tried to designate sanctioned role models  through a "new initiative for  women." The Spice Girls topped the list until Victoria Beckham (then Adams)  and Mel Brown got pregnant and officials worried that teen girls would follow suit.

How do you encourage your daughter to pick the right role models? What would you do if your daughter announced that she wanted to be "Paris Hilton" when she grew up?

photo: Wally Skalij for LA Times.