Paris Jackson on Michael: An Incredible Dad!

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Paris Jackson used to wear masks to shield her face from the media.

Now unmasked, she's appearing as a cover girl for a UK magazine.

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The masks, of course, were Michael Jackson's idea - and a good one, if you ask Paris, who gushes about her late father in a revealing new interview.

“I have lots of memories of my father,’ she tells Event, the Mail on Sunday’s new magazine. “He was an incredible father. We all loved him to death.”

“He didn’t want anyone to see what we looked like,” Paris Jackson said of the masks. “So we could have what he didn’t, which was a normal childhood.”

Paris, 15, was only 11 in 2009 when Michael Jackson died from a Propofol overdose, two weeks before the start of his “This Is It” comeback tour.

Now under the care of her grandmother, 82-year-old Katherine Jackson, Paris is trying to have the normal childhood her father wanted her to have.

She is a member of her high school’s cheerleading squad and told the magazine that she is striving to have the “normal high school experience.”

“Paris is very much a normal teenager, or as normal as it can be when your name is Paris Jackson,” Event's Caroline Graham told ABC News. 

“She has normal friends. She was texting her girlfriends. They go shopping.”

Paris’ family’s private life may well be brought back in the spotlight soon thanks to the $40 billion wrongful death suit filed by the Jackson family against AEG.

Jury selection begins today in Los Angeles for the trial, which puts the concert promoter in the hot seat and is expected to last three to four months.

Paris and brother Prince, 16, may testify about their father’s final days.

Whatever happens, Paris says she took down the shrine to her father on her bedroom wall, and that she will love him forever - just not his career path.

She wants to be a surgeon. “I want to help people, that’s it,” she said.

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Paris Jackson Biography

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Paris Jackson is the daughter of Michael Jackson. She has an older brother, Prince, and a younger brother, Blanket (also Prince,... More »
Los Angeles, California
Full Name
Paris Michael Katherine Jackson