Paris Hilton opens up about past pain and why she is back in the spotlight

Paris Hilton joined BUILD to talk about her new documentary, “The American Meme.” The film explores the journeys of four distinct social media disruptors. So far, the film has been critically acclaimed, boasting a 99% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Hilton had a lot to say about why she joined the film, but ultimately believed that it was important to be a part of because she was such a social media and reality TV pioneer. 

Hilton, whose TV show “The Simple Life” premiered in 2003, began what has now become a booming reality TV market. She admits that she started a whole new celebrity genre. "I love being a pioneer and being the first to do things, I love inspiring people, and it's just amazing how many people around the world I have inspired."

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Unlike many other media influencers, Hilton really gives her fans an open view of her world, giving out her number and address to a select few. The star even detailed a time when a fan vacationed at her house, and explained that this was actually a great experience for her too. "I am very close with them," she explained, "I love to share my life."

She also opened up about the pain she went through and how it changed her world view. Most importantly she had advice for all social media users. "There is going to be people out there who are mean... just don't pay attention to them." 

Watch the entire interview below.

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