Paris Hilton is the ultimate (and the original) influencer, and she has truly made a legacy for herself.
But her latest documentary has unearthed some sad truths about the star, and now many are offering her an apology.
Paris Hilton... the original influencer.
via: gettyParis, who is now thirty-nine, is perhaps the person to thank for the generation of social media influencers and she has been a fashion icon for years now.
But when did it all start?
via: GettyWell, let's rewind to the late 1990s when Paris was just nineteen-years-old.
Paris already came from a prestigious family...
From a young age, Paris had a very esteemed socialite...
After a few years of modeling...Paris' big breakthrough came in 2003 when she co-starred in the reality series The Simple Life with co-socialite Nicole Richie.
The high-maintenance pair lived with a couple who lived in a rural community in Arkansas...And their dim yet hilarious outlook on life built the show a huge fan base.
Did you know that Paris has had her signature line, "That's Hot," trademarked?Yep, it is officially hers.
And after an intimate video was released of Paris online...
via: GettyThe show became a global success, plunging the young woman even more into the limelight.
Fans just seemed to love everything about the glamourous socialite...
via: GettyAnd even when The Simple Life came to an end in 2006 after Paris and Nicole very publically fell out, she continued to rise to fame.
Paris went on to appear in a number of low-budget comedy movies...
via: GettyBut she never starred in anything big enough to define her as a serious actress.
Not to mention her stabs in the music industry!
Her social life seemed to be her full-time profession...
via: GettyAnd Paris would spend the majority of her time in Beverly Hills with A-listers and millionaires... living her best life pretty much!
Many people hail Paris Hilton as the person to "create" Kim Kardashian...
Good Times in Ibiza with @KimKardashian & @CarolineDamore #GirlsTrip2006 https://t.co/F8jcJN1HXi— Paris Hilton (@Paris Hilton)1500236397.0
Kim most certainly wouldn't be as famous as she is today if it wasn't for being friends with Paris...
via: GettyAnd even though the women have had their ups and downs, Kim will be the first to admit this fact. On an episode of KUWTK last year, Kim said, "I really would wanna do anything for her... She literally gave me a career, and I totally acknowledge that."
So... what is Paris doing now?
We literally cannot imagine Paris not living her multi-million dollar life...But this week, her documentary This Is Paris has shaken the internet.
And the internet has had one overriding reaction.We totally got it wrong.
Everyone, and I mean everyone, owes @ParisHilton an apology #ThisIsParis— Marc Sidarous (@Marc Sidarous)1600952282.0
Just watched the #parishilton documentary. It's definitely worth watching. Wishing you and the other survivors the best. ❤❤❤— LaurenDemerath (@LaurenDemerath)1600982901.0
holy shit please read the google reviews of provo canyon school from the paris hilton documentary https://t.co/nEzhpJzqlc— hendrix era (@hendrix era)1600639718.0
What a strong ass women! What an icon!💕 @ParisHilton https://t.co/dKJ4prp647— 🏳️🌈SOPH🏳️🌈 (@🏳️🌈SOPH🏳️🌈)1600705958.0
Paris Hilton? A genius.— babyspice666 (@babyspice666)1600925579.0
Still sliving though. @ParisHilton https://t.co/Xhm7qKJ5Qk— Diary Banter Podcast (@Diary Banter Podcast)1600914762.0
I have such a new found respect for @ParisHilton 💘— LB (@LB)1601015053.0
I watched the Paris Hilton documentary and it is mind-blowing. It’s a huge reminder that we believe what we’re told… https://t.co/BOI0tOlq8a— Addie ◟̽◞̽🌈 📰 (@Addie ◟̽◞̽🌈 📰)1600902025.0
Ugh, watching Paris Hilton swallow her tears and put on a show in the midst of heartbreak is the most relatable thi… https://t.co/as9tq4x6nK— Jessica Ross (@Jessica Ross)1600979193.0
I watched Paris Hilton’s documentary yesterday morning and I can’t believe what she went through as a teenager. I h… https://t.co/aiSKAXjeup— OLONI BABY (@OLONI BABY)1600638915.0
I know i'm late but the Paris Hilton documentary???? Wow. 🥺👏🏽🥺👏🏽🥺👏🏽— M (@M)1600996478.0
When Paris Hilton said that the only thing that kept her sane was the future I felt that— sónia 😎 (@sónia 😎)1600886627.0
The real story of Paris Hilton is so informative and amazing. Paris is a boss, always been a boss and forever will… https://t.co/07qVkJEOP3— Ry🍑🌵 (@Ry🍑🌵)1600824715.0
was crying so hard at Paris Hilton’s documentary last night— tianodowd (@tianodowd)1600852214.0