American socialite and Model Paris Hilton said that her on screen personality was a ‘trauma response’ and a way to deal with the pressures in life. She recently published her memoir, ‘Paris: A Memoir’ and disclosed some major facts about her life in it.
Her followers are upset by the unpleasant things that happened to her when she was a youngster and teenager. The 42-year-old TV personality shot to stardom in the early 2000s with the reality series ‘The Simple Life,’ in which she and friend Nicole Richie traded opulent houses for modest living. However, the person she was while the cameras rolled and on the red carpet was a ‘mask’, the star said as she appeared on ‘The One Show’.
Paris Hilton spoke to Rylan Clark and Jermaine Jenas this evening about her memoir, where she recalled the terribly dark times in her teenage years. Paris Hilton revealed of how she was drugged and raped aged 15, groped by a teacher, and sexually abused while attending boarding school in Utah.
Paris was asked whether she had ‘two characters’, and if she found ‘herself trapped between two versions of Paris Hilton, the real Paris Hilton and the characters she’s created’ she said, ’I think that what I went through it was a trauma response where I created this character, this Barbie doll fantasy life so I didn’t have to think about what I went through, and then I got ‘The Simple Life’, and then I had to continue playing that character season after season and then almost got stuck in it because I got so used to doing it. It was sort of a mask to deal with all of the pressures.’