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Top 10 Reasons Paris Hilton Will Never Be Famous Again
In the early 2000’s, back in the days before we had reality TV, there lived a girl named Paris Hilton. Paris is the granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the businessman who started the ubiquitous Hilton hotel chain. With over 4,202 hotels worldwide, Paris comes from an elite family with plenty of money.
It seems that life before Paris Hilton was a little bit simpler. People got famous for having hit songs or starring in blockbuster movies or highly rated TV shows. Some people were infamous, of course, but it was usually for some out of the ordinary action that they performed whether it was being a cult leader or a serial killer.
Then, around 2001, a new kind of celebrity fame hit the scene. Paris Hilton became one of the first celebrities to experience this new kind of fame. Paris became famous for being famous.
Initially, she was well known as the party girl in the celebutante scenes in New York, Miami and Los Angeles. But, a series of well-planned and well-executed choices took her from being just another rich party girl to becoming a celebrity of such status that some publications put out a Paris Hilton publishing ban because they were so tired of writing about her.
Then, in 2009, Paris virtually disappeared from the headlines. She was still active on red carpets and in night clubs, but all of a sudden, America, and the rest of the world, stopped caring about Paris Hilton. Seven years later, Paris is still building an empire inspired by her personal brand but despite the huge rise in online and Hollywood reality TV celebrities, she struggles to make the news much less the headlines.
If you watched the meteoric rise of Paris Hilton and have never been able to figure out exactly what caused her to fall, then read on to find out, in my opinion, the top 10 reasons Paris Hilton will never be famous again.
Paris Hilton Takes All the Credit for Kim Kardashian’s Fame
The famous reality duo were early friends before Kardashian became a global celebrity. The pair went to school together, and Kim even worked as Paris’s assistant in the early 2000’s. People love the fact that Kim used to work as Paris’s assistant and the fact that it was captured on the mother of all reality TV shows, The Simple Life, is even better.
Because Paris gave Kim her first exposure to the world of cameras, Paris now claims all the credit for creating the media monster that is Kim Kardashian. While Paris was a pioneer in her time, Kim Kardashian has taken her work to a whole new level. When Paris makes remarks like these, it implies that she is just trying to ride on her old friend’s coat tails.
Paris Hilton is Famous for Being a Bad Girl and Her Antics Are Not Shocking
Paris was a party girl before she became famous. After she became a fixture in the public eye, her numerous run-ins with law enforcement over drug charges and DUIs were widely reported in the media. She became one of those celebrities who was routinely in and out of the courtroom and the media ate it up to sell magazines.
But people got bored reading about Hilton’s habits. Her use of drugs and alcohol was not only widely known among her circles, but it was expected of her in the wider public as well. She never had a good girl persona to contradict. Instead, she came onto the scene as a sex tape wielding party girl who had little else going for her except for her recognizable name and her family’s hotel empire.
Of course, the media loves a good drugs or alcohol scandal. But, these scandals only draw lasting attention if there is a deeper catalyst. The reason that Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes remain headline news after years of reports of drug and alcohol scandals is because they are contradicting their long running personas as darling child actors. People have a hard time rectifying the little girl from The Parent Trap with the grown up woman with a drug habit.
The reason that Paris Hilton cannot be famous for her party antics is because they are not even remotely shocking. She is merely fulfilling her role as a spoiled party girl.
She’s Not Dating a Celebrity
One of the biggest reasons that celebrities make headlines is because they are in relationships with other celebrities. If Paris wanted to perpetuate her status as being famous for being famous, she would have to interweave her life with other famous people.
People love to watch two big celebrities break up and make up. Ten years after it happened, the world still refers to the period where Brad Pitt left Jennifer Aniston for Angelina Jolie as the ultimate scandal involving jilted lovers. The media continues to remain obsessed with the love triangle trope despite a decade of all three parties calling for an end to the madness.
Paris Hilton cannot have that with her new ‘normal’ millionaire boyfriends. When fans search for her most recent love interest, Thomas Gross, they find nothing that would suggest that he is interesting to those who are fascinated by the enigma that is Paris Hilton.
Gross is an Australian businessman who currently lives in Switzerland. He appears to be a stable person who created his own personal fortune that is estimated to be worth around $200 million.
Not only is Gross a perfectly normal and boring choice as a boyfriend for Paris but he is even what some would consider to be an appropriate choice in both age and maturity. At 34, Paris has left behind all of her 18-24 year old boy toys and has chosen for a stable and successful businessman.
While that is great news for Paris, it does not make for great news in the media.
She Saturated the News Too Heavily and Now Everyone Is Bored
When Paris Hilton was the topic du jour for most of a decade, she completely dominated the market. Everything was about Paris and everyone was talking about Paris. No matter where she went or what she did, she was newsworthy.
Coverage of Paris Hilton’s movements 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year for almost 10 years proved to be just a bit much. While many celebrities continue to remain gossip worthy after 10, 20 or even 30 years of fame, it is because they did not make it their job to be in the news.
Everything that was printed, shared or implied about Paris Hilton was manufactured by Paris, her manager and her team of publicists. She was an expert in self-promotion and she was an equal part of the press coverage she received as the writers and journalists themselves.
Almost every story printed about her was a part of her personal brand marketing scheme. Whether you love Paris or loathe her, it is hard to deny that her methods and ability for promotion and branding are impeccable.
Because she worked so hard to encourage news production and the coverage of her became so intense, it started to become very transparent. It is more fun to stalk celebrities who are desperately trying to hide than the ones saying “Look at me, I am over here!”
If Paris had added a little more genuineness and personality into her brand, people would be able to relate to it more and this would cure the apathy generally felt by people regarding Paris Hilton.
She Hasn’t Done Anything Lately to Interest the Tabloids
Even if the world wasn’t over Hurricane Paris, she is not getting any media coverage from the top news sources to the trashiest tabloids. That is partially because she is simply not doing anything interesting to encourage them.
Sure, she is releasing yet another music album. But unfortunately, she’s tried that game before, and it was neither an overwhelming success nor a spectacular failure. Instead, it received media coverage because at the time, there is no reason or circumstances the media would not report it because of the name it was associated with.
But now, Paris is no longer getting arrested, performing in under-whelming movies or taking her clothes off for magazine interviews. In fact, it seems like Paris has become apathetic about the decline of her own fame because she is not even trying to make headlines.
Should she try a little hard to make the press, they may at least run a story titled “Paris Hilton makes desperate attempts to make us pay attention to her.”