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Paris Hilton and Chris Zylka Share the Full Story of Their Engagement

Eight years before Chris Zylka proposed to Paris Hilton—and almost lost her enormous engagement ring—they first met at a party where Hilton spied her future fiancé and told her sister Nicky, "This is the most beautiful man I've ever seen."

Released on 3/1/2018

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Starring: Paris Hilton and Chris Zylka

Transcript

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I was with my sister at the Chateau Marmont
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and we were at one of the villas,
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and he walked in and I just looked at Nicki
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and I said this is the most beautiful man
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I've ever seen in my life,
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I have to meet him.
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And then we just immediately started talking and flirting.
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I just knew there was something special about him.
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(mellow music)
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As soon as we had our first date and we walked in
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and we just sat down and were just talking,
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and I was looking into his eyes
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and just see how kind and sweet he was.
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Because being in Hollywood you're always
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around so many people, or there's people taking pictures,
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there's people talking.
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So just to be alone at my house
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and just be talking together.
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And then we watched the movie A Pet's Life.
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It was just like a really,
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it felt like a teenager.
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(mellow music)
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The first date that we had,
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I remember walking up to her door
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and seeing her walk up to the door.
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And it was just like this is it.
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And we literally sat at her dining room table
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for hours and hours and just talked.
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And that was it.
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We haven't spent a moment apart really.
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(upbeat music)
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(laughing)
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I sketched out an inspiration
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just with a graphite, with a regular pencil.
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And then knew exactly how many carats that she wanted.
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You know, she's a very family oriented person.
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And her mother is a huge influence in her life.
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Pretty much being American royalty,
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I felt that it was best to try to
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copy as much as I possibly could off
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her mother's engagement ring or wedding ring.
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And create something big enough that she would like.
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(laughing)
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I was mostly nervous.
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Skiing
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with the ring
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in my pocket.
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(laughing)
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I was so excited.
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We were having so much fun in Aspen skiing.
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And just up in the mountain, taking a photo,
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and then all the sudden,
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he got down on one knee and said, Will you marry me?
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And pulled out this gorgeous sparkling ring
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and it just took my breath away.
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It was a moment that will last in my mind forever.