While Paris Hilton‘s fame has dimmed a lot since the early 2000s, she’s certain about one thing: She thinks she invented the selfie.
“If a beeper had a camera, I would have taken a selfie with it, ” Hilton, 36, told W Magazine in an interview, indicating that she is, in fact, the leader of the selfie world. “I think I have a selfie from when I was a little kid, like on a disposable camera,” she said.
Hilton is well-aware of the fact that she was a trendsetter, and she recognizes how much the celebrity world has changed. “We started a whole new genre of celebrity that no one had seen before,” Hilton said.
She made sure to point out that now it’s “so easy becoming famous,” emphasizing the fact that “anybody with a phone can do it.”
Now, Hilton is working on DJing and growing her empire. “I want to have something substantial and something that lasts,” she said.