Paris Hilton turns 29 today. While she has never been our favorite celebrity, we have come to respect Paris to a certain degree because she knows what she is:
A rich hotel heiress famous for no reason.
While wannabes like Kim Kardashian mug for the cameras, Tweet constantly and do everything in their power to stay famous, Paris just kinda does her thing.
Since her infamous sex tape in 2003, she has marketed herself ingeniously and even cleaned up her image. The airhead bit may even be (kind of) an act!
Happy birthday, Paris! [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]
She's perfectly content racking up millions in appearance fees and product deals and dropping hints about marriage to beau Doug Reinhardt. Not a bad life.
Click to enlarge some of the Paris Hilton photos we put together as a special birthday tribute, then leave a comment wishing her a happy birthday below!
Also celebrating birthdays today: NBA legend Michael Jordan, alleged actress Denise Richards, Jessica Simpson's pimp/dad Joe, Jerry O'Connell and more!