Sometimes it's nice to see an old acquaintance doing well, and sometimes it's upsetting and you're thinking, I hope she loses all her hair, but then you realize people will think you're mean, so you smile and say, Oh, I'm so thrilled for her. Paris Hilton definitely did one of these things recently.

Paris Hilton's still enough of a name to get interviews, but the questions inevitably turn to her famous, pretty friend Kim Kardashian, who—moderately well-known fact—once upon a time worked as Hilton's assistant.

"We've known each other since we were little girls, we've always been friends," Paris Hilton, who once used to pay Kim Kardashian to organize her closet, said in a recent interview.

"It's nice to inspire people, so yeah, I'm really proud of her and what she's done though," said Paris Hilton—who was once famous, even more famous than Kim and Kourt and Khloe combined!

"“I feel like I was basically born a brand, being born into the Hilton Hotel family, but I wanted to be my own brand," Paris Hilton—who came first, mind you, long before Kim and Kourtney Take Miami was even the twinkle of a dollar sign in Kris Jenner's eye—concludes.

"The Simple Life was basically one of the first reality shows," Paris Hilton whispers into the night while an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians plays on a mute loop.

“Nothing gets past me,” she says bravely. “I feel like I’ve turned out amazing and I’m proud of how I am.”

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