Is Paris Hilton Responsible for Kim Kardashian’s Fame?

Paris Hilton believes that, without her rise to fame, Kim Kardashian could have never surpassed her into superstardom.

The 34-year-old B-lister made the connection while speaking to Yahoo! Style on Wednesday when asked if she agreed that the 'Kardashians would not exist today' without her. 'It's nice to inspire people,' she responded. 'We've known each other since we were little girls, we've always been friends.'

Paris claims that her fame paved the path for Kim to walk on, saying that she hired Kim to be her closet organizer and personal assistant before the infamous Ray J tape. Before Ray J, there was One Night in Paris, which was leaked the same year the reality television show The Simple Life premiered on Fox.

“The Simple Life was basically one of the first reality shows,' Paris recalled during the interview. 'So we had no idea what we were getting into. Nicole and I would just have fun wherever we would go.”

Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian today.

“I was born into the Hilton hotel family, but I wanted to be my own brand,” the “Stars are Blind” singer said about her past. Along with their hit reality TV programs, Paris and Kim have branded themselves through clothing lines, fragrances, books and reap a fortune for showing up at nightclub openings.

The lines become very parallel when set side by side, as Paris pointed out in the interview. Paris kept it classy, however, and ended the interview saying, “So yeah, I'm really proud of her and what she's done.”
Blaine  Fuller
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