Who’s the real Paris Hilton? The socialite turned world-famous DJ, 35, goes unfiltered in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar. She makes it a point that she wants to be known as a businesswoman, not as a reality or TV personality, the former star of The Simple Life noted—”I don’t like how that sounds,” she said. Between successful fragrance, handbag, makeup, shoe, sunglass, watch, jewelry, lingerie, and children’s lines, and preparing to open global hotels and launch a new skincare range and DJing around the world, Hilton has created an empire, one that has her worth more than $100 million. And that success is acknowledged by social media—Hilton has 6.3 million followers on Instagram, 14.1 million on Twitter, and 7.8 million on Facebook. Plus, getting social media shout-outs from fellow Internet stars like Kendall Jenner helps. Hilton said it was “so cool” to see Jenner recreate her 21st birthday dress for her own 21st birthday last month, an Instagram post that generated more than 3 million likes. “[Kendall] was like, ‘I saw the pictures of you and I was obsessed, it was so beautiful so I had another designer recreate it,'” Hilton revealed. “It’s like when I was little, I wanted to copy Madonna and wear what she wore in the ’80s, so the fact that I’m seeing these beautiful girls—who are the new style icons right now—reminds me of when I wanted to look like Madonna. It’s flattering.”
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