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					                                       OPENING THE DOORS TO HER
                                        BEVERLY HILLS MANSION

                                        PARIS HILTON
                                         SHARES HER LOVE OF
                                        CHRISTMAS AND TALKS
                                         ABOUT FAME, FAMILY
                                          – AND HER FURRY
                                       ‘I’m like a kid at this time of
                                         year and I just can’t wait.
                                        I literally believed in Santa
                                        Claus until I was around 16’

    Paris, 28, in the grand hallway
    of her lavish mansion in Beverly
    Hills. The Hilton hotel heiress
8   shares her home with 13 animals
    – but saves some time for her
    boyfriend, actor and baseball
    player Doug Reinhardt
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                                                                      Not that 28-year-old Paris needs a reason to celebrate
                                                                   her love of all things opulent. Her property is a girl’s
                                                                   paradise, boasting a dedicated walk-in shoe wardrobe,
     Paris Hilton’s. From the candy-pink, custom-built Bentley     an extensive, colour-coordinated closet, housing
     in the drive, to the portraits and Christmas tree baubles     thousands of designer outfits, an abundance of Venetian
     bearing her likeness in the elaborate reception rooms,        mirrors and a nightclub, complete with Paris-ian
     Paris’s place is undoubtedly the glitziest on the block.      prerequisite: a dancer’s pole. “That sees a lot of action
        “I just love Christmas,” the hotel chain heiress, model,   at my parties,” Paris smiles. “You can’t get Hugh Hefner
     singer, TV star and entrepreneur says as she gives            off it when he comes round – he has the endurance
     a tour of her abode. “It’s a great excuse to go all out.”     of someone in his twenties.”
                                                                                                                               DRESS: JULIA CLANCEY. JEWELLERY: LIA SOPHIA

                                                                                                                                                                             Images of Paris abound
                                                                                                                                                                             throughout her home, from
                                                                                                                                                                             portraits on the walls to prints
                                                                                                                                                                             on the cushions. The typically
                                                                                                                                                                             opulent decorations reflect the
                                                                                                                                                                             socialite’s love of Christmas,
                                                                                                                                                                             which she always spends with
                                                                                                                                                                             her family. “This year we’re
10                                                                                                                                                                           doing it at home; my mom will      11
                                                                                                                                                                             cook an amazing meal and
                                                                                                                                                                             we’ll eat lots and spend time
                                                                                                                                                                             together,” she says
                                            ‘I couldn’t be further
                                           from a dumb blonde —
                                         I’m actually a very smart
                                        cookie. When people meet
                                         me, they say, “You’re so
                                       different to how I thought”’
                                           Paris shares her beautiful home with a
                                        menagerie of 13 animals, including the newest
                                        addition to her brood, a miniature pig called
                                        Princess Pigelette, which she proudly introduces
                                        to           readers in our exclusive photoshoot.
                                           When they’re not sharing their owner’s bed,
                                        Paris’s six dogs can often be found luxuriating in
                                        the two-storey, interior-designed dog house built
                                        for them earlier this year in the grounds of her
                                        property. “My pets are like my children,” Paris
                                        says, as she caresses three excitable dogs on her
                                        lap. “I’ll go out of my way to ensure they have a
                                        really special festive season, too.”
                                           As the striking blonde prepares for a homely
                                        Christmas with her family – and boyfriend of ten
                                        months, baseball player, actor and businessman
                                        Doug Reinhardt – she reflects on the highs and
                                        lows of 2009, reveals what she expects to find
                                        under her tree and shares her feelings about
                                        family life and why you’re more likely to find her
                                        cooking than clubbing these days…
                                        What’s a typical Christmas Day for you, Paris?
                                        “I always spend the day with my family, and we
                                        usually go to Maui in Hawaii or Aspen, Colorado.
                                        Normally we take Christmas away with us, but this
                                        year we’re doing it at home, which is really
                                        exciting: my mom will cook an amazing meal and
                                        we’ll eat lots and just spend time together. Later
                                        on in the day I’ll invite some of my friends, whose
                                        parents have passed away or who don’t have
                                        family in town, to come over: I hate to think of
                                        anyone being on their own on Christmas Day.”
                                        Do you have any Christmas Day rituals?
                                        “We always open our presents first thing in the
                                        morning. I’m like a kid at this time of year and I
                                        just can’t wait. I literally believed in Santa Claus
                                        until I was around 16! My mom still puts a
                                        stocking out for me, so I can still pretend.”
                                        Which has been your most memorable Yule?
                                        “I’ve had a lot of great Christmases, but last year’s
                                        one was pretty amazing: I had a huge party at my
                                        house, and the front and back yards were covered
                                        with real snow that I had shipped in. We built a
                                        mini-mountain in the garden so we could go
                                        sledding: it was really festive, and so much fun.”
                                        What’s your perfect Christmas?
                                        “By far the most important thing is to be around
                                        your family and the people you love. I see some
                                        of my friends, and maybe they’re in a fight with
                                        one of their family members so they don’t go
                                        home at Christmas: I always think this is the time
                                        of year to make up and let bygones be bygones.”
                                        Have you any idea what Doug will be getting you
                                        this year?
                                        “I know he has just been shopping, but I honestly
                                        have no idea what he’ll have picked out: I love
                                        surprises and he’s very good at surprising me.”
                                        Do you think you’re hard to buy for?

                                        “Doug says I am – he’s like, ‘You have everything,
                                        how do I know what to get you?’ I don’t really
                                        care how much presents cost, though, it’s more
                                        that it comes from the heart. Some of my friends
                                        have made me amazing albums and photo
                                        collages before which have taken them so much
                                        time to do: that kind of gift is really special. But I
                                        also love jewellery. What girl doesn’t?”
                                        Do you know what you’ll be getting Doug?

                                       “My pets are like my children,” says Paris,
12                                     relaxing with her Pomeranian, Marilyn Monroe.             13
                                       The pampered pooch is definitely a diva, says
                                       the bubbly blonde, and loves posing for the
                                                    camera – and flirting!
       ‘What my animals give is unconditional. They
        make me happy and I make sure I take very
      good care of them all: they’re like my children’
       “It’s so hard to buy for men. For Doug, I’m searching   island in Fiji for us, and he takes me shopping all
       online at the moment for some cool gadget-y stuff:      the time. He’s very thoughtful: he writes beautiful
       that’s pretty much all he wants. I haven’t found        cards and is always so generous and sweet.”
       anything suitable yet, so I’d better keep looking.”     We can only assume your pets will be very spoiled
       He’s obviously very romantic. Can you give us           at Christmas… How many animals do you have?
       some examples of treats he’s given you?                 “I have six dogs, two rabbits, one parrot, two frogs,
       “When we first started dating he bought me this         one pig and a cat that I rescued from a shelter.
       really cool Andy Warhol piece of my icon, Marilyn       That’s it for the moment!”
       Monroe, which was amazing. He’s taken me on             What made you decide to add Princess
       some incredible trips, too: he rented out an entire     Pigelette to your household?

     Paris proudly presents the latest addition to her menagerie – teacup pig Princess Pigelette.
     “I found out they’re incredibly smart, lovable, really clean and litter trained – I had to have one,”
     she says. “She gets along really well with the other animals. She thinks she’s a dog! I love her”

                                                                                                                       DRESS: SERPICO. SHOES: GINA. JEWELLERY: ALEXIS BITTAR

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In the kitchen (left). “I have Italian heritage so I cook a lot of pasta,” says Paris. “I make an amazing lasagne.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I’m also famous for my breakfasts: French toast, omelettes: the works. I can cook pretty much anything.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Doug loves barbecuing, so we often have a big cook-out at the weekend.” A cabinet in her office bears a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              supersized photo of the star (above) while a candy-pink, custom-built Bentley is parked in her drive (below)

                                                                                                                                                                                                              BODYSUIT: HANNAH MARSHALL. SKIRT: BOUDOIR D’HUITRES. SHOES: GINA. JEWELLERY: TARINA TARANTINO
     “My little brother bought a little pig when he was in        “I think it all started with The Simple Life. I’d never   You recently said that you’ve cut back on your
     Vegas and I was so jealous – I’ve always wanted one.
     I went online and found these tiny teacup pigs that
                                                                  been on a reality show and the producers wanted
                                                                  me to act the dumb blonde. That show ended up
                                                                                                                            partying. What do you like to do instead?
                                                                                                                            “I used to love going out all the time, but now I’m
                                                                                                                                                                                        ‘I’m really proud
     stay under 12lb when they’re fully grown. They’re
     incredibly smart, lovable, really clean and litter
                                                                  getting picked up for five seasons, and I kept on
                                                                  having to do the same character: that’s how the
                                                                                                                            more into being a businesswoman. Sometimes I
                                                                                                                            have to get up at 6am for a photo shoot or to take
                                                                                                                                                                                       of what I’ve done:
     trained. Doug and I will be lying in bed, watching
     DVDs, and she’ll just lie there between us. She’s a
                                                                  world was introduced to me, and people assumed
                                                                  that’s what I was actually like. In my daily life, I
                                                                                                                            a call from another country, so I don’t really have
                                                                                                                            the desire to go out clubbing like I used to. It’s           I wouldn’t want
                                                                                                                                                                                         to call myself an
     little sweetheart and I love her.”                           couldn’t be further from that person – I’m actually       not even that much fun any more; when you’ve
     What is it you love so much about animals?                   a very smart cookie. When people meet me, they            been doing it for so many years it gets repetitive.
     “They’re so lovable, and what they give is                   always say, ‘You’re so different to how I thought         I’ll go out if it’s a special occasion like someone’s
     unconditional. They make me happy and it feels
     good to have them around. I make sure I take very
                                                                  you’d be: you’re so sweet and down to earth.’ It’s
                                                                  always nice to prove people wrong.”
                                                                                                                            birthday but if I have a night off I love to cook at
                                                                                                                            home and watch DVDs.”
                                                                                                                                                                                       icon as that sounds
     good care of them all: they’re like my children.”
         “For every holiday I make sure I do something
                                                                  You’ve had huge success with your TV show Paris
                                                                  Hilton’s My New BFF, and the UK spin-off,
                                                                                                                            What’s the biggest misconception about you?
                                                                                                                            “There are a lot of misconceptions! One of the
                                                                                                                                                                                      really conceited, but
     really cute with them: I buy them a lot of gorgeous,
     festive outfits and get them a lot of treats. I think I’ll
                                                                  Paris Hilton’s British Best Friend. Is it hard to
                                                                  make close friends when you’re in the public eye?
                                                                                                                            main ones is that because I’m a Hilton, I don’t have
                                                                                                                            to work, and that my parents gave me everything on          people have said
                                                                                                                                                                                       that to me, and it’s
     add some new furniture to the dogs’ house, too; it’ll        “Being famous does make it tricky, as you don’t           a plate. In reality, it’s the opposite: I’ve built this
     make sure Christmas is a special day for them.”              really know what people’s intentions are. Over the        brand all on my own, and I’m heavily involved in
16   You’ve said that you sometimes act dumb on TV to             years I’ve fine-tuned my radar and I’m pretty good        everything I do. When people were first introduced                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     17
     get laughs. Does it annoy you when people assume
     that’s the real you?
                                                                  at working out who’s genuine and who isn’t. It also
                                                                  makes me cherish my real friends even more.”
                                                                                                                            to me I was 16, and they’d see pictures of me
                                                                                                                            partying in New York. The image seems to have
                                                                                                                                                                                      incredibly flattering’
         ‘Last year’s Christmas was pretty
     amazing – the front and back yards were
      covered with real snow I’d shipped in’

     stuck, and many assume that’s all I      someone was in my home, going
     do. That was a long time ago, though,    through all my things and taking my
     and what teenager wouldn’t go to         personal possessions. Even though
     these events if they were invited?       I live in a gated community I was
     Everything about me is different         so scared: it was such a violation.
     now: I’m a woman, and I’m very           I’ve really upped security since it
     grounded and real. I’ve worked very      happened, adding in cameras, a full
     hard for what I’ve achieved and          time security guard and alarms
     I feel so proud for what I’ve ac-        everywhere. It’s like Fort Knox now,
     complished.”                             and no one else is going to get in,
     What’s your highlight of 2009?           but at the time it was horrible.”
     “I loved doing the BFF shows:            Your sister Nicky has also been
     shooting the series in London, Los       burgled…
     Angeles and Dubai was really good        “Yes, just a few days ago. She’s still so

                                                                                          DRESS:: FOLEY & CORINNA. SHOES: GINA. JEWELLERY: CC SKYE
     fun. I also got to meet a lot of great   scared and won’t sleep in her house
     people: I invite them to all my house    at the moment; she’s staying with my
     parties and we meet up whenever          mom. It’s creepy knowing these
     we can. Samuel, the winner of the        thieves have been in your place, and
     British series, flew into LA for my      I know exactly what she’s going
     Halloween house party – it’s a weird     through. I’m giving her all the
     way to meet people but I ended up        support she needs.
     gaining really good friends through         “I got back a couple of hundred
     the experience.”                         pieces of my jewellery, but it was all
     And the low point?                       costume stuff: all the real jewels and
     “My house being robbed [Paris’s          irreplaceable heirlooms from my
     mansion was burgled in December          grandparents were never recovered.
     2008; a group of teenagers have          I can only assume they sold them,
     gone on trial in LA charged with         which is very upsetting as those
     burgling her house and those of          things had real sentimental value.”
     several other celebrities but have       Another difficult thing was the death
     pleaded not guilty]. That was so scary   of Michael Jackson, to whom you
     and so invasive: knowing that            were very close…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Santa paws: Paris and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           her beloved dogs in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     festive mood outside the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     two-storey replica of her
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         own house, complete
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      with air con and a spiral
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     staircase. Posing beside
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            her hot tub (far left)

                                                                                                                                                     “My mom grew up with Michael:             going through all my rooms. He loved     you could meet. He was very softly         “That’s not true. Doug lives in the   I’m in town. Doug’s roommate has a
                                                                                                                                                     they were really, really good friends     my recording studio and dog house.       spoken and a little bit shy. On stage he   Hollywood Hills and there have        girlfriend so I can only assume the
                                                                                                                                                     from the age of 13. He was in my          He loved this house. It was such a       was a different person but when            been all these stories that we’re     rumours are about them but it’s
                                                                                                                                                     life since I was little: I’d go over to   shock when he died, I couldn’t believe   he was at parties or around people he      moving out because the neighbours     more interesting for people to
                                                                                                                                                     Neverland and visit the sets of all       it. I was so upset and it still hasn’t   was much quieter. He was very kind         have complained about all the loud    believe it’s us and that’s what usually
                                                                                                                                                     his music videos. He was over at this     really sunk in.”                         and almost childlike in some ways.         parties we have. We’ve probably       gets reported.”
                                                                                                                                                     house just a few months before he         Can you tell us what he was like?        And he was an amazing father to his        spent two nights together in his      You and Doug seem happy. Do you
18                                                                                                                                                   died. He brought his kids and we          “He was nothing like what people         kids. A great person overall.”             place: he always comes to my house,   dream of a big wedding one day?             19
                                                                                                                                                     had such a great day. He played in        think: he was one of the kindest,        There are rumours you and Doug are         as all my animals are here and I      “Of course! It’s every girl’s dream
                                                                                                                                                     my recording studio and had fun           sweetest, most down-to-earth people      buying a new place together…               don’t like to leave them alone when   to get married and have
         ‘I keep a lot of my special clothes in
      storage for my daughters one day; they’ll
     have some incredible things to choose from’
       children; I’d love that one day. It       out for her and making sure no boys
       would definitely be a big affair – I      are coming near her, sounds great.”
       have so many family members and           You’ve said you can never be seen in
       friends and if I didn’t invite them all   the same dress twice. What happens
       they’d be upset. My perfect day           to your cast-offs?
       would be big, beautiful and magical:      “A lot of charities request them, so
       such a special day.”                      I’ll send a lot of dresses for auctions.
       How many children would you like?         I also give a lot to projects that work
       “I’d definitely want at least two but     in the downtown area of LA, like the
       probably three or four. If I could        Salvation Army, and my teenage
       choose, I would love to have a boy        cousins raid my wardrobe. I keep a
       first because when I was growing up I     lot of the special pieces in storage
       always wished I had an older brother.     for my daughters one day; they’ll
       Having a big brother at the same          have some incredible things to
       school as his younger sister, looking     choose from.”

     Paris in her dramatic bedroom. Her high point of 2009 was filming Paris
     HIlton’s British Best Friend; her low points: getting burgled and the death
     of Michael Jackson, who visited her home a few weeks before he died

                                                                                            DRESS & JEWELLERY: ALICE & OLIVIA

                                                                                                                                Earlier this year you offered Susan     GaGa get along brilliantly. What’s       those crazy challenges. I might do       You have said that Kylie Minogue is        Nicks, one of my favourite stores.            people, the accents. If I didn’t have to
                                                                                                                                Boyle advice on improving her style.    she like?                                it for fun, on a camping trip with       your musical icon…                         When I did a promotion for one of my          be based in Los Angeles for work I
                                                                                                                                What do you think of her new look?      “She and my sister went to the same      friends, but not on national TV.”        “I’ve always loved her so much. I got to   fragrances there they had to shut down        would really love to live there.”
                                                                                                                                “I just saw some recent pictures of     high school in New York. She’s sweet     What would you like to achieve,          meet her after her show in Vegas and       the street, it was incredible. I can’t wait   You’ve said you always wanted to be a
                                                                                                                                her and I think her makeover is         and approachable and I love her style;   career-wise, in 2010?                    I was so impressed with how nice she       to come over for the launch.”                 “blonde icon”. Have you achieved
                                                                                                                                fantastic: she looks great, and seems   she’s one extremely cool chick.”         “There’s a lot going on with my brand:   was: so pretty and tiny. She reminds       You seem to be fond of the UK…                that ambition?
                                                                                                                                so much more confident. She has         Would you ever do a show such as         I’ve got my sunglasses collection        me of Tinkerbell. She is amazing.”         Would you ever consider moving ?              “I feel like I’m really proud of what I’ve
                                                                                                                                such an amazing voice. With that        I’m a Celebrity… Get Me out of Here!?    coming out in March. I’m also            We hear your clothing line is launching    “London has been my favourite city            done: I wouldn’t want to call myself an
20                                                                                                                              much talent it doesn’t really matter    “They’ve asked me to do that show        working on my new album, which I         in Harvey Nichols in London next           in the world ever since I was a little        icon as that sounds really conceited,        21
                                                                                                                                what she wears.”                        so many times. I wouldn’t want to do     want to get out by next summer –         year, too…                                 girl. I love everything about it – the        but people have said that to me,
                                                                                                                                Talking of singers, you and Lady        that: I couldn’t eat bugs and do all     that’s a priority for me.”               “Yes, in spring 2010 I’ll be in Harvey     architecture, the shopping, the               and it’s incredibly flattering.”
                                                                                                                        DRESS: JULIA CLANCEY. SHOES: GINA. LARGE BRACELET: ALEXIS BITTAR. SMALLER BRACELETS & RING: LIA SOPHIA
                               Paris in her “nightclub”, complete with dancer’s pole (above) and (left)
                               with Doug. The couple have been together for ten months and Paris
                                isn’t ruling out a “big, beautiful and magical” wedding – and children

                                 ‘It’s every girl’s dream
                                    to get married and
                                 have children; I’d love
                                       that one day’
                                 What will your 2010 resolution be?            Finally, Paris, tell us one thing
                                 “Next year I’ll be getting involved           about yourself that hardly anyone
                                 with some major charities, and I              knows?
                                 really want to focus on working with          “Not many people know that I’m a
                                 children and animals.                         real tomboy at heart: I love to go
                                   “I love Operation Smile, which              fishing and do outdoorsy things. A
                                 gives free operations to children             lot of people just see the red carpet,
                                 born with cleft lips and palates in           glamorous side of my life, but on
                                 the developing world, and the                 Sundays I like to kick back with no
                                        c a m p a i g n w i t h [ B o n o ’s   make-up, watching TV and spending
                                 charity organisation] RED is                  time with my animals. I even have to
                                 fantastic, too. I’ve been working             pretend I like American football as
                                 with the Children’s Hospital Los              Doug insists on watching it.
                                 Angeles for some time now, as well            Pretty average stuff, really!” H

                                 as the Make-A-Wish Foundation,
                                 and I definitely plan to do                        INTERVIEW: CAROLINE HEDLEY
                                 something involving animals. I                       PHOTOS: JONAS MOHR/JME
                                 want to use my voice to help all                    STYLING: THE KIDS (THEKIDS.NET)
22                               these causes – I think it’s so                     HAIR: CHASE FOR CHRIS McMILLAN
                                                                                       MAKE-UP: GRACE AHN USING
                                 important to give back when God’s                         DOLCE & GABBANA
                                 really blessed you.”                               STYLING ASSISTANT: SARA PRADO

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