Wednesday 23 August 2017

Paris Hilton reveals why she voted for Donald Trump (who made creepy comments about her when she was 12)

Donald Trump with Paris and Nicky Hilton during rehearsals for the 2001 VH1 Vogue Fashion Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City
Donald Trump with Paris and Nicky Hilton during rehearsals for the 2001 VH1 Vogue Fashion Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City
(L-R) Socialites Paris and Nicky Hilton arrive for the Diane von Furstenberg Spring/Summer 2003 collection show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week September 17, 2002 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Peyton/Getty Images)
Paris Hilton arrives for amfAR's Inspiration Gala Los Angeles at Milk Studios in Hollywood, California
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Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton arrive at Paris Hilton's debut cd release party at Privilege on August 18, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Paris Hilton arrives at amfAR's 23rd Cinema Against AIDS Gala at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 19, 2016 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
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Paris Hilton revealed the reason she voted for family friend Donald Trump.

The heiress' parents Richard and Kathy Hilton are longtime friends with Trump and all have been staples on the glittering New York social scene since the late 1980s.

When asked whether or not she voted Trump in a recent interview with an Australian tv show The Project, she responded: "I’ve known him since I’m a little girl. So yes."

“I appreciate him. He’s a brilliant businessman.”

Paris Hilton arrives at amfAR's 23rd Cinema Against AIDS Gala at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 19, 2016 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Paris Hilton arrives at amfAR's 23rd Cinema Against AIDS Gala at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 19, 2016 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Trump previously admitted to finding Hilton attractive at the age of 12 and later said he watched her sex tape One Night in Paris with his wife Melania.

"Somebody who a lot of people don’t give credit to but in actuality is really beautiful — really beautiful, is Paris Hilton," the President-elect told Howard Stern.

 “I’ve known Paris Hilton from the time she’s 12, her parents are friends of mine, and the first time I saw her she walked into the room and I said, ‘Who the hell is that?’”

"Well, at 12, I wasn’t interested. I’ve never been into that, I sort of always stuck around that 25 category. I saw her at 12 she was beautiful."

Donald and Melania Trump at a gala at New York'sMetropolitan Museum of Art in 2011
Donald and Melania Trump at a gala at New York'sMetropolitan Museum of Art in 2011

In the same interview, Hilton admitted she finds it "flattering" when her business empire, which consists of a line of handbags, fragrances and DJ appearances) is compared to that of Trump.

She also praised Trump's daughter Ivanka, saying "she knows exactly what she's doing".

"She’s a business woman. I don’t think she needs any advice," she explained. "She knows exactly what she’s doing.

"She has an amazing brand and yeah, I’m proud of what she’s done."

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