7 Life Lessons From Your Fave Heiress

A wise woman once said, "The way I see it, you should live everyday like it's your birthday." And that woman is Paris Hilton, who turns 33 years old today. To celebrate our favorite heiress growing another year wiser, we'd like to offer 7 life lessons from the woman herself. From being a smart blonde to the importance of being an original, Hilton has proven time and time again that not only is she an exceptionally savvy business woman, but a compassionate and hilarious lady. Let's not forget that the fashion mogul has generated over $1.3 billion in the last six years alone. Cheers to you, Paris!

1. On breaking the "Dumb Blonde" stereotype

"I'm very intelligent. I'm capable of doing everything put to me. I've launched a perfume and want my own hotel chain. I'm living proof blondes are not stupid."

Not only has she launched a perfume line, the bombshell has launched 17 different product lines, from fragrances, shoes, handbags, belts, nail polish, and even a line of eyelashes. She has 45 international Paris Hilton stores,

"I've made all my money on my own without my family and I work very hard."

2. Always have a catch phrase

3. Self Confidence is Universally Sexy

"I think it's important for girls to be confident. Believe in yourself and... everybody's hot."

4. On Girl Power

"By channeling my inner heiress, I created a new opportunity for young heiresses."

5. On Being Responsible

"All it takes is one drink to mess with the way you drive - it clouds your judgment and slows your reflexes. Don't take any chances. It just isn't worth it."

6. On the importance of animals

"“Every woman should have four pets in her life. A mink in her closet, a jaguar in her garage, a tiger in her bed, and a jackass who pays for everything.”

But she'd like to clarify:

“I’m an animal activist. Many people say that I’m a hypocrite, because I eat burgers and stuff like that but I won’t wear fur. But I’m not a hypocrite. I just only wear fake fur."

7. On being an original

"There's nobody in the world like me. I think every decade has an iconic blonde, like Marilyn Monroe or Princess Diana and, right now, I'm that icon."

"Life is too short to blend in."

"Some girls are just born with glitter in their veins."

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