Paris Hilton insists she's really smart!
As she's previously revealed, the heiress is a party girl no more! Instead, she'd really prefer to be seen as a businesswoman.
Well, in a new interview with Harper's Bazaar, Paris dished on just how she's grown into the multi-millionaire she is today.
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But not without possibly throwing some slight shade Kim Kardashian West's way:
"I want to be known as a businesswoman. I don't want to be known as a reality TV star; I don't like the way that sounds…. Now I mostly focus on my empire and my brand, rather than everything else that comes with the reality star kind of life. I spend my time working rather than just enjoying myself and being on vacation. I am very focused on my business and when you live in that mind frame, you can stay away from the trashy tabloids."
The 35-year-old continued, adding how self-made she's become:
"Every dollar I have ever made, I have made myself. Yes, I feel very lucky to have come from a privileged family, but I have done it all on my own."
We're sure her last name helped a tiny bit. LOLz!
It's good to hear the former Simple Life star found her passion though. Paris spilled it wasn't until two years ago that it all clicked:
"For a long time I didn't know what I wanted. I just felt like this kid who was never going to grow up, but now I feel like I have. I have had so many adversities against me and people who have not wanted me to succeed in certain areas, but I am proving people wrong all the time. I want to be a role model for young women who want to be an entrepreneur like me."
She sure proved them all wrong!
And if you're curious about her love life, this Hilton will have you know she's perfectly happy being single:
"I love being single. Before, I could never be alone. I always needed a boyfriend. Now, I feel so independent and I am so happy with myself. I don't need anyone to validate my happiness."
Good for you, Paris!
Be sure to ch-ch-check out more of her editorial in the gallery (above) and the rest of her interview HERE.
[Image via Christine Hahn/Harper's Bazaar.]
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