Paris Hilton on Kim Kardashian's Empire: 'It's Nice to Inspire People'

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You can thank Paris Hilton for the rise of Kim Kardashian.

Although Kim is unarguably the more famous reality television star these days, she did start out as Paris' personal assistant, and Yahoo Style interviewed the 34-year-old hotel heiress about paving the way for celebutantes such as Kim and her formerThe Simple Life sidekick Nicole Richie.

"We've known each other since we were little girls, we've always been friends," Paris says about Kim. "It's nice to inspire people, so yeah, I'm really proud of her and what she's done though."

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Paris says the two keep in touch to this day -- and she's met her husband Kanye.

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"I saw her a few weeks ago in New York and we were hanging out," she shares. "[Kim and Kanye] are so cute together. They're the perfect couple. [North West] is so cute. She's always wanted to have a family so I'm really happy for her."

Paris also reminisces about 2003's The Simple Life, which she calls "one of the first reality shows."

"[Nicole and I] had no idea what we were getting ourselves into," she recalls. "Nicole and I would just have fun with wherever we would go with, whoever we would be with, any job we had to do."

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And though the show ended in 2007, she admits to still watching it this day. "Any time I do see her we talk about it and just laugh at how funny we were," she says about keeping in touch with Nicole, who's since built her own successful fashion empire.

But though Nicole and Kim are now married and both moms now, Paris is still single and having some trouble finding "the one" -- however, she's definitely looking.

"It's really hard for me to meet guys because I do not trust any of them really," she admits. "I asked my friends [to] introduce me to someone nice, but then they're usually not my type. I meet guys usually at parties or fashion shows or clubs. I would love to fall in love and have a family and enjoy everything that I've accomplished."

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Still, one thing's for sure -- there's no shortage of drama when it comes to Paris. Last July, a fight broke out at a Malibu house party, thrown by Paris, between Paris's brother and former Baywatch actor Jeremy Jackson. Watch the video below to hear Jeremy's side of the story.

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