|Paris Hilton smiles during a press conference at The Peninsula Manila in Makati City. Photo by Karen Flores, abs-cbnNEWS.com
MANILA, Philippines - Camera-ready Paris Hilton said she has "done it all."
The American socialite, one of the most photographed celebrities in the world, has 17 different product lines -- from bags, clothes and bedding to pet products, even stationery. She has also starred in television shows, launched her own album and published 2 books.
"I feel very accomplished...I'm just going to continue building my brand, my empire," she told members of the press at The Peninsula Manila in Makati City on Wednesday.
"Being a businesswoman has been my dream since I was little."
Here in the Philippines, Hilton has 4 namesake boutiques selling handbags and accessories. But her newest venture in the country, she said, is currently the one she is "most proud about."
The hotel heiress was referring to the beach clubhouse of Azure Urban Resort Residences, a 6-hectare development of Century Properties in the southern part of Manila.
Robbie Antonio, managing director of Century Properties, said Hilton will oversee the design of the aesthetic components of the Paris Beach Club, which will include function rooms, a movie room, a restaurant, a children's play area, a gymnasium and spa facilities.
Hilton and Century Properties unveiled the initial design plan of the beach clubhouse on Wednesday.
|Artist's rendition of the Paris Beach Club. Photo courtesy of Century Properties
"Real estate is something that runs in my blood...My grandfather is so proud of me," said Hilton, who arrived in Manila on Sunday to meet with Century Properties' creative and design team.
Asked how the Paris Beach Club will look like, Hilton said, "The beach club is going to be very Paris, sexy, fun, exciting, beautiful. Of course, there's going to be pink there. It's my favorite color."
"I love the beach. My favorite beaches are Malibu, Central Bay, Ibiza. I'm using all my favorite parts of these beaches [in the design]."
Hilton, who is set to leave the country on Thursday, said she "will be back very soon" to check on the Paris Beach Club.
Meanwhile, Hilton said she was overwhelmed by the warm welcome given by her Filipino fans.
Since arriving in Manila on Sunday, Hilton has praised the country's cuisine, designers and women, saying that she "loves it," as her tag line goes.
"All the Filipino women are so gorgeous," she said.
"Everyone in Manila, Philippines, I love you all so much...I love the Philippines, I can't wait to go back."
On Wednesday, Hilton also met Isha Dinio, who considers herself to be the American socialite's number one fan in Manila.
"You're an amazing girl, Isha, love you," Hilton told Dinio, who shed tears as she and her idol hugged and exchanged presents.
"I love my fans so much. They mean the world to me. When I travel the world, I always meet my fans," the hotel heiress then told members of the press.
Asked for advice that she can give to her fans, Hilton said, "It's about believing in yourself...Always believe in yourself. Be a good person."
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