Paris Hilton: I could have been like Princess Diana

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Paris Hilton believes she ”could have been like” the late Princess Diana if it wasn’t for the release of her sex tape.
The late royal – who tragically lost her life in a car crash in Paris, France, in 1997 at the age of 36 – was nicknamed the People’s Princess prior to her passing because of her popularity with the general public.
And socialite Paris believes she could have been viewed in a similar light if the infamous tape – which involved Paris and her ex-boyfriend Rick Salomon, who, at the time, were aged 18 and 33 respectively – had not been released by Rick without her consent.
She said: ”It’s really hurtful, because my whole life I really looked up to Princess Diana, all these elegant, amazing women, and I feel like [Rick] just took that all away from me. I could have been like that, but because of that tape, I will always be judged and thought of as whatever they say about me because of a private moment between my boyfriend and me.”
The blonde beauty now wishes she’d ”never met” the poker player, now 48, and says starting up a relationship with him has been the ”one regret” in her life.
She added: ”I wish I had never met him. That is actually the one regret in my life. I wish that I had never met that guy. I could not leave my house for months. I was so depressed, humiliated. I didn’t want to be seen in public.”
And despite still being judged for the contents of the tape, 36-year-old Paris – who is now in a relationship with actor Chris Zylka – says she enjoys being able to change people’s perspective of her once they meet her.
Speaking to Marie Claire magazine, she said: ”People love to talk s**t. I’m used to it, over the years. I love how, anyone I meet, I always change their mind right away. I’m not what people think. It’s fun to kind of laugh with it and say I’m in on the joke.”

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