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Eating Humble Pie

by | 21st, January 2004

‘AND they say Americans don’t do irony.

‘I’m ever so ‘umble’

‘I’m not a little rich girl who hasn’t worked a day in her life,’ hotel heiress and star of The Simple Life Paris Hilton tells Hello!

‘I’m not spoiled. I’m smart, I’m sweet, I’m nice, I’m a good person. My parents always taught us to be humble.’

There is more.

Our very own Uriah Heap describes the five weeks she spent working on a farm in Arkansas for the programme, The Simple Life, as ‘the hardest thing I’ve ever done’ – something that Rick Solomon, her co-star on a 27-minute home video released last year might take issue with.

‘I never realised that people worked for their money,’ says our 22-year-old not-at-all-spoiled little rich girl. ‘Their life is not so simple.’

Or how about this, reportedly yelled at a security guard at a Las Vegas strip club who asked her for ID?

‘I don’t need ID – my grandfather built this town!’

But Paris is a changed woman these days.

‘I don’t want to go out any more,’ she says. ‘I don’t want to party. This has really made me think about changes I want to make.’

‘I know I’m very lucky and I can buy whatever I want and don’t have to work,’ she says, ‘but I want to make my name.’

To that end, Paris now gets out of bed at about 9am or 10am, goes to auditions or acting classes, has lunch with friends and then goes shopping ‘a little’.

‘I’m trying to work really hard,’ she says.

And they say Americans don’t do irony.’

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