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Socialtwat Fabiola Beracasa, who goes out all the time to raise the profile of — sorry, what 'job' does she pretend to do again? — is quoted in today's NYO investigation of who's behind Socialite Rank (ever, ever so much more on that later) about what, in her informed opinion, keeps the eyes of the world so riveted to the antics of rich idiots like herself:

Before, it was either models or actresses—but socialites were, most times, born into this lifestyle. That's what fascinates people. It's a continuous lifestyle that people are fascinated by. But it's not all the media's fault," she said. "You know, it's us posing for the cameras and going out and exploiting the spotlight for our careers.

Hmm, why does that sound so incredibly familiar? Oh, we know. It's because she said pretty much the exact same thing, except snottier, in the recent Pulitzer-contender Post profile of Tinz Mortimer, 31.

I just think people like to know something real," she says. "It's not like, 'Oh, a stylist dressed her, and she grew up in a trailer park,' like with an actress. Or a model." She pauses. "Being me, I can say people perceive you in a very one-dimensional way. They don't know us. We do work. We do meaningful things.

You know, she is so right about how we perceive her as one-dimensional. Silly us.

25 Little Socialites [NYO]
The Socialist [NYPost]