- Paris Hilton reflected on the infamous photo of her with Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan.
- It made the cover of the New York Post in 2006 with the headline “Bimbo Summit.”
- While Hilton was happy that her bangs “looked super cute,” she called out the outlet’s negative perspective.
Paris Hilton shared her thoughts on the infamous 2006 photo of her, Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan.
In her recently released autobiography, Paris: The Memoir, Hilton reflected on both the night the picture was taken and its legacy after it made the cover of the New York Post with the headline “Bimbo Summit.”
The 42-year-old DJ said all three were at a party at a friend’s bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel before the paparazzi took the picture. She wrote that she and Spears felt “bored” and decided to leave and return to the hotel heiress’ own home.
“These people didn’t want us to go because — let’s be honest — I know how that sounds, but if you had Britney Spears and Paris Hilton at your party, would you want them to go?” Hilton wrote.
Hilton said she dragged Spears into a bathroom and demonstrated her party “trick” of popping out the window pane so the two could sneakily climb out. After they fled, Hilton wrote that they “ran down an alley and were swarmed by paparazzi the second we turned the corner.”
After getting camera-ready by reapplying lip gloss and styling their hair, they headed to their car, and just as Hilton was being questioned by the paparazzi about her alleged feud with Lohan, the Parent Trap star appeared with Hilton’s publicist and friend Elliot Mintz.
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While Lohan assured photographers that the two were good friends, Mintz walked her to the car and opened the passenger door for her.
“She got in and Britney sort of wedged herself in the middle where you would ideally put your purse,” Hilton wrote. “On a video that captured that moment, there’s a collective gasp, and then one of the paps goes, ‘Oh, this is going to be a classic!’ And they go ahead and rip their ass off and hold their cameras over the hood.”
When the paparazzi finally finished photographing and filming the moment, Hilton said they drove off unfazed.
“The next day, the iconic photo of Britney, Lindsay and I ran on the cover of the New York Post with the words ‘Bimbo Summit’ in giant type below our faces,” she continued.
“I didn’t like the wording, but my bangs looked super cute. How many times can you really pull this off? Bangs are tricky.”
She added: “The pap was right; he was an instant classic.”
The mother-of-one wrote that she’s still enjoying seeing the photo since it’s become so iconic, but is struggling to understand “what motivated everyone who’s piled onto that headline with nothing to win but.” the brittle satisfaction of a bully”.
Hilton referenced an article by Joy Saha in nylon titled “Paris, Britney & Lindsay: The Triumph of the Bimbo Summit,” published on the 15th anniversary of the photo’s taking, and discussed how all three icons of the 2000s did Years had recaptured the narratives after being dubbed “Bimbos” by the media.
As Hilton pointed out in 2021, “I had just married and ran a huge media and lifestyle conglomerate. Britney had recently ended the outrageous 13-year guardianship that exercised control over her finances and personal life. Lindsay had just got engaged and was working on a professional comeback.”