“There’s nobody in the world like me,” she told the UK’s Sunday Times. “I think every decade has an iconic blonde — like Marilyn Monroe or Princess Diana — and right now, I’m that icon.”
Hilton boasted about her knack for trading on her famous name.
“There’s a lot of heiresses out there and I don’t see any of them doing what I’ve done. It’s Paris Hilton plc, baby! I have so many projects — bags, fragrances, make-up,” she said. “I go round the world every three days, designing and personally approving it all. I’ve got movies to make, a tour, TV shows. Every day of my life is scheduled until the end of 2007.”
The Simple Life star, whose soon-to-released debut CD has already spawned the hit single “Stars Are Blind,” said she is acutely aware of the power she holds.
“There’s nobody who can generate as much as I can for events either,” she told the Times. “They did a poll in the States asking people who they’d most like to see at a party — and it was me.”
And Hilton insisted she isn’t as ditzy as many people believe.
“I’ve become a cartoon. Nobody seems to get that how I am on The Simple Life is a character. I play dumb like Jessica Simpson plays dumb. But we know exactly what we’re doing. We’re smart blondes.”
The entrepreneur and amateur porn star dismissed reports of nightclub battles with other young female stars.
“All those stories are made up. I’m non-confrontational. Certain girls just use me to get media attention,” she said. “They have their publicists call the tabloids and make something up, because a feud with Paris Hilton always gets press.”
Hilton vowed to focus on herself and her career and not on a steady relationship. “It’s really exhausting being a girlfriend. I’m always putting all my energy into some guy and I’m bored with it. I’m tired of thinking about men.”
Men like ex-boyfriend Rick Salomon, whose infamous sex video continues to haunt Hilton – even though she gets a cut of the profits from the sale of the video.
“He did it to ruin my life, but I’ve only become stronger,” she said. “It was the most horrible thing anyone’s ever done to me. It was humiliating. I have to livewith it for the rest of my life.”