Nicky and Paris Hilton Grew Up as "the Eloises of the Waldorf'"
"Everyone thought it was a little weird that I lived in a hotel," says Nicky Hilton. She remembers back to her childhood with Lynn Hirschberg, from absolutely refusing to be a debutante to sneaking out to shoot with David LaChapelle in L.A. at 16.
Released on 9/16/2016
Everyone thought it was a little weird
that I lived in a hotel.
They used to call Paris and I the Eloises of the Waldorf.
Oh, we ran around everywhere.
That ballroom had events and crazy things
five nights a week so we were always sneaking in
and checking it out and spying on people.
I was not a debutante.
I absolutely refused to be a debutante,
I thought it was lame and I wouldn't do it.
One of our first big photo shoots
was at David LaChapelle for Vanity Fair.
I was in high school
and Paris was in LA and David called us,
and I think I'm 16 years old at this point.
And he says, We're gonna book you on a first class ticket
to come out to LA and do a photo shoot
with all these glamorous clothes.
So behind my parent's back I flew to LA
and we did the shoot and my parents heard about the shoot.
They were not happy.
I met my husband at a wedding the old fashion way.
I was standing there with my sister talking
to some boy who was chatting up Paris
and he walked over and introduced himself.
My wedding was beautiful.
I had a veil which got snagged on the way to the wedding.
First of all, my mother made me
40 minutes late to my wedding.
My mom I think she just gets nervous under pressure
and everyone's ready and we're about to leave Claridge's
and get in the car and head to Kensington,
and then she starts taking her hair down
and just completely changing everything.
And I'm waiting in the lobby screaming
every curse word to my sister and father
to get her downstairs.
As I got into the car,
the veil snagged on the wheel of the car
but I knew those photographers would get that shot.
That was one of the headlines,
Nicky gets run over on her way to the wedding.