Paris Hilton has rubbished the idea The Simple Life offers viewers an insight into what she is actually like as the reality show is "fake".
The hotel heiress and her former best friend Nicole Richie star in the popular programme, but Hilton deliberately set out to invent a character not like her true self.
She says, "Simple Life is a reality show and people might assume it's real. But it's fake. All reality shows are fake basically. When you have a camera on you, you are not going to act yourself.
"So before I started the show I thought I'd make a character like the movies. Legally Blonde and Clueless mixed together, with a rich girl all-in-one.
"Even my voice is different from me in real life. It's a character I like to play. I think it's carefree and happy.
"The public think they know me but they really don't."