This girl’s got brains! Maybe too much for her own good.
Paris Hilton, who has a date with an inmate at the slammer this Tuesday, June 5, is not cowering in shame at all. In fact, she plans to make her 23-day stay in prison in Los Angeles an “enriching” experience.
Paris Hilton sports a “Faith” sweatshirt and carries spiritually-themed reading materials which she says she intends to read while serving time in jail.
Closeup shot of the reading materials Paris Hilton is carrying.
Armed with a diary, the heiress plans to keep a daily account of her life in the slammer with hopes to cash in with a publishing deal when she gets out.
“Paris is a genius at marketing herself. She managed to turn having a sex tape to her benefit, and she’s going to do the same out of going to prison,” says the New York Daily News.
She already has a hair and makeup brigade scheduled to arrive at her home on Monday morning. She wants to look her best for her debut at the LA county
This isn’t just about putting a positive spin on a bad thing. “It’s not just about marketing, it’s about making money. If she can set up her entry into jail in a very grand way, the payoff will be greater,” the New York Daily News says.
“Paris’ prison diary will make a more dramatic read than Martha Stewart’s,” says a source close to Hilton. “If she can make it believable, and not exaggerate too much, she might expect to make a million dollars out of it.”
When she enters jail this Tuesday, “expect her hair pulled back in a ponytail, big sunglasses and maybe a Holy Bible under one arm. And she just got a new kitten, so maybe she’ll hand that to her sister (Nicky) as she gets out of the car … There might even be tears,” a source says.
What does Paris have to look forward to? According to a press release from the jail, she will get the same standard-issue kit all incoming inmates at the 2,200-bed facility receive: a toothbrush, tube of toothpaste, soap, a comb, deodorant, shampoo and shaving implements, along with a jail-issued pencil, stationery, envelopes and stamps.
Paris will be residing in the special needs unit of the facility and it’s still up in the air whether or not she will have a roommate.
She will not be allowed to take her mobile phone with her, and will have to use the public payphone if she wishes to call anyone during her daily hour outside her cell.