This is Paris Hilton's setup for her interview on I'm So Obsessed.
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Paris Hilton is a name many people know, even if they don't know a lot about them, other than the fact that she is famous. The new YouTube documentary This Is Paris aims to change that by showing the woman and the entrepreneur behind the "so hot" person. When the film starts we see her in a sound booth recording a voice over and her signature Parisian personality and voice stepping on and off. It's amazing and surprising to see.
OnHilton explains why she agreed to take part in the documentary and what she hopes people will take away from it.
"I felt like it was the perfect time in my life. I've been through so much. And there are a lot of misunderstandings about me," said an open Hilton. "People never knew who I really was because I've never shown it before. And I was ready to tell my story. After all, I found out so much about myself, especially during the filming."
One of the most compelling parts of This Is Paris is watching Hilton talk about lifelong trauma stemming from abuse she suffered as a teenager at Provo Canyon boarding school in Utah. Hilton joins other survivors of the Breaking Code Silence movement to shed light on the nonprofit schools that are billed as treatment and behavior change programs for children. Code Silence refers to a technique used to force students not to speak to a particular student, thereby isolating them socially until they reach a breaking point. Hilton hopes opening up about her abuse will help remove the shame and stigma and encourage others to do the same.
"It's important to know that you can tell your story," said Hilton. "When you're young and growing up, you don't yet realize who you are. It's easy to be manipulated by people and to be ashamed to discuss such things. When you go through something and it's difficult and it's hard and." it is abusive, it is important to open up to someone who can help you and not to stay in such a situation because you want love, it is not love when someone abuses you, be it emotionally, verbally or physically. Nobody should ever be treated like that. "
During our interview, Hilton talks about This Is Paris and how attending the film helped her deal with her abuse, and how she hopes to empower others to do the same. We also discuss her 19 different product lines, The Simple Life, and how she deals with privacy in her life.
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One of my favorite moments during our conversation was about her "that's hot" person. She explains the origin of her "Parisian" voice.
"It came when I was in Provo and I was thinking about my life when I got out of there. I just wanted to be something different," said Hilton. "I was really inspired by Marilyn Monroe. I know she had two voices too. When she was on camera, she made a kind of sexy, higher-pitched baby voice. And then I heard when she wasn't on camera, would they do it. " speak in their normal tone. "
Listen to my entire conversation with Hilton on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. This Is Paris can be viewed on YouTube. You can also subscribe to I'm So Obsessed in your favorite podcast app. In each episode, I meet with an artist, actor, or creator to learn more about work, career, and current obsessions.
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