When she was a teenager, she was signed to the Donald Trump Modeling Agency. Being able to prove you got the job based on your talent and not who you are has always been hard for Hilton. She has written a couple of tell all books that show the other side of having money and fame and the problems that can come with it.
The unique elements of her fashion designs make them offered in limited supplies. This means not everyone else out there will be wearing what you are so it has become a way to be different and to be trendy at the same time. There are 44 stores around the world that sell the Paris Hilton line of clothing. She also has several fragrances that are found in retailers all over the world.
In 2003, Hilton agreed to do a reality TV show called The Simple Life with friend Nicole Richie, the daughter of singer Lionel Richie. This was how she got the image of being a dumb blonde but she still insists it was all role playing and not who she is. It was during this time she was in a relationship with singer Aaron Carter for about a year.
Not all of her media attention has been good. In 2006 there was the issue of a sex tape scandal. Later that year she was also arrested for DUI. She has had a variety of run ins with the law sense and even spent a few days in jail. It seems that in recent years though she has been working to get things back on track.
In 2011, she was the star of reality TV show called The World According to Paris. The show was to follow her daily life but it was a huge flop. Even the introduction of her boyfriend Cy Watts couldn’t help. The couple broke up a few months ago. Being caught on tape talking trash about gay people in late 2012, she hasn’t be in the public eye much lately.