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Paris Hilton mug shots: A retrospective

A celebrity gossip junky, Caroline Goddard has been writing entertainment news for longer than the world has known Kim Kardashian's name. Follow her on Twitter at @GoddardCaroline.

A history of police & Paris!

Say what you want about Paris Hilton, but one thing is for sure: The girl takes fabulous mug shots, we're just saying!

Paris Hilton Mug shot 2010

A history of police & Paris!

The hard-partying mini mogul posed for this mug shot with a smug expression that says, "You and I both know I'm going to get killer publicity out of this." Here's how this arrest went down... Boyfriend Cy Waits was driving Paris down the Vegas strip when cops noticed a billowing cloud of pot smoke coming from an open window of the SUV. While Cy was being arrested for DUI, Paris asked to go to the bathroom where -- let's get real here -- she (allegedly) tried to dump a baggie of coke down the toilet. Unfortunately for her she wasn't quick enough and the cop that accompanied her to the potty saw it. Paris' initial excuse was that she had borrowed the purse from a friend, but she later changed her story to say she just got it back from a friend who borrowed it from her.

Either way, she says the drugs weren't hers. For those of you playing along at home, this is the second time this summer Paris has used the ol' "those drugs aren't mine!" excuse. Since it actually worked for her in South Africa, it's no wonder she tried it on the cops in Vegas.

paris hilton's mug shots: a critic's review

Here is the beautiful part of these mug shots: Paris is working the camera expertly in all three of them. Notice how she is giving us the Princess Diana doe eyes: head tilted slightly down, looking up through her eyelashes, trying to look as innocent as possible. She has a slight smile in each and turns her best side to the camera. The girl is no Nick Nolte.

Even Paris herself knows how great her mug shots are. "I like my mug shot. I think I have a really great mug shot," Hilton told the Boston Globe in 2008. "It looks like a magazine shoot."

Think her soon-to-come second booking photo is going to be a winner?

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