Following her stunning cover for Rolling Stone, the 18-year-old model graces the cover of CR Fashion Book's 10th issue, looking radiant in a bright blue ruffled Gucci dress and stockings by Falke. In her accompanying interview with the magazine, conducted by film director Lee Daniels, she gets candid about rebuilding her relationship with her mother, Debbie Rowe.
Paris reconnected with Debbie last July after discovering she had breast cancer. Debbie has undergone a series of chemotherapy treatments over the past year, and completed her last one in January. Through it all, Paris has been by her side, and now the two are closer than ever.
So close, in fact, that they’ve decided to get matching tattoos once Debbie's radiation is complete!
“She's getting my zodiac sign, Aries, on the back of her neck and I'm getting her sign, Sagittarius, on the inside of my ear," Paris dishes.
The edgy teenager is no stranger to tattoos – she has a collection of over 50, including multiple tributes to her late father, Michael Jackson, who died on June 25, 2009. Her piercings are equally impressive.
"I have seven piercings there for my father because that was his lucky number,” she says. “And right here I’m going to get her sign so it'll be a like they're together."
"All of my inspiration. I would say 99 percent of my inspiration comes from him," she adds, "because he has always been my world. He is my roots."
While the King of Pop had plenty of traits she hopes to live up to, there's one in particular she wishes to possess for eternity – his strength.
"He was the strongest person I knew, and tried to do everything with as much love and kindness as possible," she exclaims.
But if you're expecting her to follow in her late father's footsteps and release an album any time soon, well, try not to be too disappointed.
"I write music for myself," she explains. "I use it as a way to get stuff out. It’s not something I see myself following career-wise. There are so many amazing artists in my family. If I were to do it as a career, it would change how I feel about music and I don’t want that to happen."
"I'm in a band. We’re doing it for fun," she continues. "My boyfriend's the drummer and we have two others, a bassist and a backup vocalist. Kind of like folk, like the Lumineers mixed with Johnny Cash."