Despite growing up with pretty much the world’s biggest silver spoon in her mouth, Paris Hilton has bizarrely criticised parents in Hollywood for “spoiling their kids.” Erm, what the?
“We weren’t spoilt,” she tells ES magazine of her and her siblings Nicky, Baron and Conrad’s childhood. “We always had that work ethic, instilled in my father by his father, and passed on for generations in my family.”
While that might be the way Paris remembers it, the socialite, 36 – who’s worth $138 million – still lived a more pampered life than most ever will.
Born the great-granddaughter of hotel mogul Conrad Hilton – the founder of the luxe Hilton Hotels chain – one of Paris’ first childhood homes was a suite in the uber-posh Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York City.
She attended – and got expelled – from some of the most expensive schools in America and spent her school holidays holidaying in Manhattan, Beverly Hills and The Hamptons.
And while Paris insists her parents Rick and Kathy made her and her brothers and sister do their share of chores, we find it hard to believe she was forced to do everyday tasks like she did when she starred with her former bestie Nicole Richie in their reality show The Simple Life.
Meanwhile, Paris also criticised parents who push their kids into the limelight and take advantage of them.
“You know, like actresses’ mums, who kind of live off their kid, who’s been working since they were like a month old. And that’s a big percentage of Hollywood,” she sniped. “I saw a lot of kids growing up in families who weren’t there for them, and just spoiled them because they felt guilty.”
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