Looks like Kim Kardashian owes Paris Hilton a hefty check.
The blond heiress agreed with a recent comment suggesting the
Kardashian brand wouldn’t exist today without her paving the way.
“It’s nice to inspire people,” the 34-year-old DJ told Yahoo Style. “We’ve known each other since we were little girls, we’ve always been friends.”
Their relationship has been well documented over the years
Mrs. West, 34, worked for Hilton as her personal assistant and stylist before breaking out.
“So yeah, I’m really proud of her and what she’s done,” Hilton politely said during her interview.
Hilton and her then-bestie Nicole Richie became household names with the debut of their now-defunct 2003 reality show “The Simple Life.”
“‘The Simple Life’ was basically one of the first reality shows,” she stated. “So we had no idea what we were getting into. Nicole and I would just have fun where we would go.”
Kardashian’s rise to fame is strikingly similar to Hilton’s.
In 2003, a private sex tape involving Hilton hit the Internet and months later her reality show debuted. Kardashian’s sex taped leaked in 2007 and months later “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” debuted, which is now in its 10th season. Both have gone on to create mega empires of their own.
See also: Kim Kardashian very proud of Kanye West.