Kathy Hilton ran her mouth at the Monkey Bar in New York Saturday to anyone who would listen-namely Patti Stanger, Kara DioGuardi, Jill Zarin and Brooke Mueller-that Kim Kardashian is a copycat. This seems to be the Hilton’s topic of choice lately, as Paris herself alluded to Kardashian’s current fame last week. Kathy, her husband Rick, and Paris’s boyfriend Cy Waits attended Oxygen’s Upfront presentations with Paris last night.
Kardashian used to work as a stylist, counting friend Paris as one of her client. But mama bear Kathy was telling people at the bar, “Oh, she used to work for Paris.” A source told the the New York Post, “Kathy said Kim copied every thing Paris has done.” Luckily the family doesn’t view new The World According to Paris co-star Mueller as a threat. Kathy was overheard yapping, “Brooke is nothing like Kim so we aren’t worried about her stealing Paris’ spotlight.”
Naturally, Kathy was on her best behavior last night when she told the Post, “I love Kim, by the way. Someone said, ‘Didn’t she work with Paris?’ I said, ‘Yes, she did before she was on her TV show.’ Another person said, ‘Paris made a lot happen for us in the reality business.’ I said ‘It’s true, she was one of the pioneers.’ ”
Kim may have followed in Paris Hilton’s footsteps, but she’s maintained her fame because she and her family appeal to the masses. Paris isn’t a relatable public figure. She’s snotty, elitist and a bit mean. The Kardashians work well in the limelight because they’re funny and gracious.
Which reality star do you like more: Paris or Kim?