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Grown up: Paris Jackson turns heads

PARIS Jackson, who spent many of her early years hidden behind a veil at the insistence of her protective father, has emerged as a stunning beauty.

The three children of the late Michael Jackson were in the spotlight at a launch party for a new drink in the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in California last night.

Fourteen-year-old Paris turned heads as she arrived at the event flanked by her brothers Prince (15) and Blanket (10).

Paris has recently spoken about growing up with a father who was widely recognised as one of the greatest performers in history and now struggling to carve her own identity as an actress.

"A lot of people think he's the only reason I'm making it, but I want to show that I do have talent and that I can make it if I try. I want to be my own person," she said.