Paris Hilton: Party Girl Or Businesswoman?
Paris Hilton has a rep as a total party girl, but the celebutante says she always puts business before pleasure.
Who says all Paris Hilton does is party? The blond bombshell says with all the irons she has in her fire, she doesn't have time to do anything but work, work, work.
Hilton threw a press conference while visiting Manila in the Philippines to discuss a new beach club she is designing with Azure and Century Properties. The press was more interested in her than the real estate project -- and this gave Paris the perfect opportunity to position herself as a serious businesswoman.
"Eventually one day I want to have my own family, get married and have children, but right now I'm just focusing on my business," she said. "And [I'm] also involved in charity work, I've been doing charity since I was a little girl."
"I thank God everyday and think that it's important to give back and also lend my voice to those in need. One of the reasons God makes celebrities or other people is to give back and to be able to use it in a positive way."
"I have 17 product lines, I have released an album, I'm doing a second one, writing books, doing movies, acting, I've really done it all," Hilton explained. "But this is the one project I'm most proud about because real estate ...is something that runs in my blood."
She even says her grandfather, Barron Hilton, who wiped out the inheritance of all of his grandkids by promising 97% of his net worth to the Conrad N. Hilton foundation after his death, is proud of her -- despite rumors that he has long been fed up with her party girl shenanigans.
"My great-grandfather started the Hilton hotel chain, and created his own legacy, and that's what I'm doing now and I feel so proud. My grandfather called me a couple of days ago when he heard about this project and he just said, 'I'm so proud of you, you're my eldest granddaughter and you've achieved so much success and to see you now developing your own real estate is so amazing.' It just made me feel so proud to get that call from my grandfather as a businessman."
Before her trip, Paris blew off a little steam at the Dom Perignon Art Basel Party in Miami (pictured above) where she almost certainly made some very important business contacts.
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