Q&A: Paris Hilton

The hotel heiress is looking for another BFF


Rebecca Ford

Finding a best friend can be tough, especially when you’re an heiress/actress/celebrity like Paris Hilton. On the first season of “Paris Hilton’s My New BFF,” Paris thought she’d found a bestie in Brittany Flickinger, but after a couple months the friendship faded away. Sure, she made a friend across the pond after filming “Paris Hilton’s British Best Friend” but now she wants another friend here in the US.

The one-woman empire is revving up for another season of “My New BFF” in hopes of finding a real pal this time around. She’s putting her wannabe buds through even tougher challenges, including cup-cake scavenger hunts and pole dancing competitions (how else would you find a new best friend?). We chatted with the hotel heiress about what she’s looking for, and how she hopes to find it.

What can we expect from season two of “My New BFF”?
Season two was off the hook. It was so much fun and I had the best time doing it. It’s a million times better than the first season. The characters on the show are so funny, and so much more real. It’s all about the sisterhood. It was like having my own Paris sorority. There was hazing. It was kind of brutal.

What are you doing differently this time?
This time I’m a lot harder on them. Last year it was a lot of fun and games, but this year I had to weed out the users and the losers and people who I thought just wanted to be on television. So this time I really did a lot of tests on them and put them through a lot of challenges.

What qualities about yourself would you like to see in your BFF?
Well, one of my favorite qualities about myself is that I’m very giving. I have a big heart and I care about people. I’m fun and that’s what I want in a best friend. Just someone who’s a good person with a big heart who has empathy towards people.

How did you decide on the person you chose? Was it a difficult decision?
It was a difficult decision. In the beginning, there were a lot of hungry tigers that I had to get rid of. And then by the end there were a few people that I really did connect with and I could see myself being friends with. It was a hard choice to make but the person who won is a really great person.

What do you plan to do together?
I think a best friend is just someone you can go shopping with, talk on the phone with, and talk about what’s going on. Just what you do with any normal friend. I can’t wait for that person to be revealed so we can go do those things.

How often do you see your British BFF, Sam?
We text and talk all the time. He was just in LA over Easter, so I invited him and his friend over to my house and we had a big Easter party. Basically, we are BBMing on our Blackberrys every single day. He’s adorable and even though he lives all the way in London, we’re close. And I’m going to be going there next week to visit him.

Do you care if your new BFF here gets along with your BFF in England?
Since they live in different countries, it doesn’t really matter if they get along or not. But the one who won the British show is so sweet, he can get along with anybody, so I’m sure that they’ll get along.

Is it important for your BFF to be hot?
You know, I know I did say that on the show, but it’s not all about looks. I don’t care if my friend is hot enough. I’m kind of joking when I say that… but everyone on the show is hot.

Any other plans for BFFs in other cities?
I think there is room for BFFs all around the world. I travel all the time, so it’s always great to have a best friend wherever you go, and I had so much fun doing it in London. Next, we’re going to Dubai in a couple of weeks to find my Dubai best friend. I’ve never been to Dubai. That’s going to be a lot of fun—I can’t wait!

What do you think is harder to find: A good boyfriend or a good best friend?
I think it’s harder to find a good best friend. I’m really happy with my boyfriend [Doug Reinhardt] right now but sometimes it’s hard to find a good best friend especially in Los Angeles because you really don’t know what people’s intentions are.

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