15 Times Paris Hilton Was The Boss Of Kim Kardashian In Case You Forgot Who Invented The Reality Celebrity Game

LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 18: Socialite Kim Kardashian (left) and actress/singer Paris Hilton arrive at Paris Hilton's debut cd release party at Privilege on August 18, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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In order to live in a truly self-aware society, we must acknowledge the ridiculousness of the fact that, in this weird world, we can use the phrase "Paris Hilton was the original Kim Kardashian." Back when Paris was leading the simple life and revolutionizing celebrity and reality television without even knowing it, her "maid" and sometimes BFF Kim Kardashian was little more than an accessory to Paris' early '00s spendy, tacky-chic lifestyle. Paris Hilton was not only Kim's occasional boss in title, but also in the dynamic of their friendship. Most photos from the bygone era when Kim was Paris' lackey show Kim staring at Paris longingly and adoringly, and Paris not really giving much of a crap about her at all, really. 

So long before anyone was keeping up with the Kardashians, everyone had their nose in Paris Hilton's business. She was the first born-to-wealth reality TV star that really changed the face of modern celebrity, really ingraining the idea of "famous for doing nothing" into the cultural psyche. Unfortunately for Paris, despite pioneering the idea of being paid to show off how much money you have, the world really only needs one whiny, rich, mean-spirited sex symbol as its reality TV idol. With Kim as the reigning Queen of Why Do We Even Care, I'm taking a look back to a time when the most recognizable celebrity in the world was Paris Hilton's bitch. Here are 15 times Paris Hilton was the boss of Kim Kardashian, because everyone has to start somewhere, and even the mighty can fall.

1. THAT TIME SHE MADE KIM WEAR A MATCHING COSTUME BUT LIKE, THE LESS CUTE ONE:


2. THAT TIME SHE LET SOME RANDOM BUTT KIM OUT OF THE WAY SO SHE COULD BE THE CENTER OF ATTENTION:

3. THAT TIME SHE MADE KIM CLEAN HER CLOSET:

4. THE TIME SHE AND NICOLE MADE KIM GO THROUGH THE SIDE DOOR INSTEAD OF THE REVOLVING DOOR WITH THEM:

5. THE TIME SHE TOLD IT LIKE IT IS:

6. THE TIME AFTER THEY FELL OUT WHEN SHE AND SISTER NICKY WENT OUT OF THEIR WAY TO MAKE KIM FEEL (VISIBLY) UNCOMFORTABLE AT FASHION WEEK: 

7. THE TIME KIM TRIED TO CLING TO HER FOR PHOTO OPS BUT PARIS PULLED AWAY:

8. THAT TIME SHE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE FUNNY TO MAKE IT SUPER UNCOMFORTABLE BETWEEN KIM AND JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE:

9. THE TIME SHE AND NICOLE WERE MEAN GIRLS ABOUT KIM:

10. THE TIME, POST-FRIENDSHIP, WHEN THE MERE MENTION OF PARIS STILL MADE KIM'S FACE DO THIS AWKWARD, TERRIFIED LAUGH THING:

11. THE TIME WHEN PARIS WAS IN CHARGE OF WHO THEY SPOKE TO AND WHEN THEY WALKED:

12. THE TIME PARIS TOLD HER TO SHUT UP:

13. THE TIME PARIS MADE A GREAT JOKE:

14. THE OTHER TIME SHE MADE KIM CLEAN HER CLOSET:

15. THE TIME WHEN KIM DIDN'T HAVE A NIGHT VISION CAMERA BUT PARIS DID:

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