Paris Hilton slams unrealistic beauty standards and 'toxic' filters


The hotel heiress, 41, gave her thoughts on platforms like Instagram, which have picture editing tools, and admitted she is worried about the impact they have on the youth of today.

Speaking on US TV show 'The Sunday Project', Paris told host Lisa Wilkinson: "I can't imagine being 12, 13-years-old and seeing these beauty standards that are not real, and using the filters all the time. I think in some ways it can be very toxic. It's just ... I don't know. I think it's not really good for someone's mind at that age."

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Paris, who has 18 million followers on Instagram, also spoke about her ditzy blonde persona, which she has insisted is just a character she has been putting on since starring in reality TV show 'The Simple Life' back in 2003.

When asked if people "underestimate" her, she replied: "If they don't know me, definitely. I played that character from 'The Simple Life' for so long in the public eye ... I always love being underestimated. I love proving people wrong. I'm not a dumb blonde, I'm just very good at pretending to be one."

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Paris previously opened up about her life in the spotlight in a candid YouTube documentary called 'This Is Paris', which was released in 2020.

In the film, she spoke about painful subjects, including her experiences at school, her infamous sex tape, and her public persona.

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