Paris Hilton is taking the prospect of her upcoming 30th birthday like any good celeb-utante would: “I’m freaking out.”
“I can't believe I'm going to be 30,” the hard-partying heiress tells PopcornBiz of the milestone she faces on Feb. 17. “It's very strange. I feel like I'm an adult now. Thirty is the new 20, they're saying – so at least I look like I'm 20.”
Like just about every other element of her life, Hilton’s big birthday will be captured on camera for her new reality series “The World According to Paris,” with eight hour-long episodes airing on Oxygen this spring.
“It's going to be filmed on the show,” she says, “and it's a big birthday so I'm going to be going to a lot of places for it. LA, New York, Vegas, and I'm not sure where else. But I'm going to definitely do a couple birthday parties.”
With her third unscripted show, Hilton says her fans will finally see what her fast-lane life is really like. “No one really saw my real life before. On 'The Simple Life' it was a character I was playing and it was very scripted and formatted and it was me living as a fish out of water. And this time it's me in my real life, my real world. Everything that happens: all the drama, all the craziness and the good, the bad – everything.”
Never one to shy away from the controversies that typically orbit her – the sex tape, the arrest, the frienemies, the ex-fiances – Hilton says she’s got no problem with the new way of exposing herself. “I've been through so much in life that I'm not afraid to hide anything,” she says. “At this point, I really have let the cameras in to see my life. And, yeah, of course there's going to be things that I'm like, 'Oh, my God. I can't believe they filmed that.' But it's also going to be really great television. So it's worth it.”
“I'm a person who loves to live life to the fullest,” she admits. “There are so many misconceptions about me and rumors and lies that I read. I'm like, 'Who is this person they're talking about?' And that's just part of being in the media world, so I don't really pay attention. And on the show you're really going to see that that's not the person I am.”