Paris Hilton Launches 'This Is Paris' Podcast
Is there anything this woman can’t do?!
Since shooting to fame in 2003, Paris Hilton’s career has developed tenfold. She’s an American media personality, businesswoman, socialite, model, singer, actress, DJ, and now she can add ‘podcaster’ to the list!
Set to debut on February 22, her latest venture widens her innovation by launching a new podcast, titled This Is Paris, in partnership with iHeartRadio, a platform owned by the largest radio broadcaster in the US, iHeartMedia.
The 39-year-old former reality star announced the news last week on Instagram in her Hello Kitty recording studio. She aims to use the podcast to further connect with millions of fans across the world and bring creativity to a diverse audience.
“I’ve always been an innovator and first-mover when it comes to reality TV, social, DJ-ing, and now I really believe that voice and audio is the next frontier,” says Paris. “During this whole year in quarantine, I’ve had more free time than I’ve ever had in my career. So I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts and getting really interested. When I’m cooking or working or doing my art, I always have them on in the background.”
Paris’ podcast will feature a mix of personal content and playful conversations with friends, family and other celebrities. It’s the first out of seven upcoming shows that Hilton’s company, London Audio, is set to produce over the next three years. Short segments will air several times a week as social media posts, with a longer 45-minute episode airing once a week. Candid interviews will include everything from pop culture and fashion to beauty and wellness.
iHeartPodcast Network President, Conal Byrne, said: “Paris is one of the original innovators in what has come to be called ‘influencer content,’ and has genuinely new, edgy ideas on how to bring that style and perspective to the podcast medium. This is going to be a different kind of podcast – the next evolution of both social media and podcasting, and we're thrilled to be able to partner with her on it.”
This Is Paris shares a name with Hilton’s recent YouTube documentary, which premiered five months ago in September 2020. The two-hour film dismantled misconceptions about who Paris is, by detailing her alleged physical and emotional abuse she experienced growing up at Provo Canyon boarding school in Utah. “I want to be a voice for children and now adults everywhere who have had similar experiences,” explains Paris. “I want it to stop for good and I will do whatever I can to make it happen.”
Rather than living up to the ‘blonde, bubbly, Barbie airhead’ character that she was first portrayed as in The Simple Life, Paris clarifies, “In real life, I'm the exact opposite. I'm not a dumb blonde, I'm just very good at pretending to be one.”
Paris Hilton’s entrepreneurship and endless interaction with fans – especially after dealing with such trauma – can only be admired. We certainly ‘Loves It’!