A new star, a new Paris Hilton is born.
Coming out of a California jail on Tuesday in red-carpet Hollywood style, waving and smiling to scores of paparazzi, after serving three weeks for violating probation in a drunken-driving case, Paris began a new chapter in her tumultuous life.
Paris Hilton is all smiles as she emerges from the front door of the Lynwood Correctional Facility after spending 23 days in jail for violating her probation.
This time, Paris seemed determined to change for the good. In clandestine interviews behind bars, Paris spoke about being transformed by her experience and of feeling that God has given her a second chance of living the good life. Paris vowed to change her party-going ways and give new meaning to her life.
She is set to give her first after jail interview on CNNâ€™s â€œLarry King Live.â€
Looking exuberant — and several pounds thinner than when she went in â€“ Paris sashayed past two rows of reporters and photographers held behind yellow police tape at the Lynwood womenâ€™s jail just after midnight Tuesday, before running to a waiting sport utility vehicle to hug her mother, Kathy.
Mom Kathy lovingly hugs her daughter Paris.Â
Without saying a word, they left quickly for a Hilton family home in the exclusive enclave of Bel-Air, with several vehicles full of photographers tailing them all the way.
Her departure from jail on Tuesday was in stark contrast to the scene when a sobbing Paris was ordered back to her cell earlier this month, crying: â€œMom, mom. It is not right.â€
In the end, Paris served just over 22 days in detention. The original 45-day term set by the judge was effectively cut in half under a standard credit applied for good behavior.
Paris reportedly lost seven pounds behind bars, despite ordering regular between-meal snacks from the jail commissary, including instant chicken noodle soup, blueberry muffins and peanuts.
According to invoice records for one week of her stay in jail, she also bought items including skin cream, eyebrow pencils and cotton swabs, spending $145.32.
Paris looked resplendent when she made her walk to freedom. From her white Marcello Toshi pumps to her skinny jeans to her linen Petro Zillia jacket, the heiress looked positively chic upon her release. It turned out she was modeling a pair of jeans from her yet-to-be released denim line for hotspot shop Kitson in L.A. Only Paris could turn the prison parking lot into a fashion show!
Paris’ own sketch of her cell.
Want her outfit? Get Parisâ€™s Petro Zillia jacket, $448 at shoppetrozillia.com and Marcello Toshi â€œPrincessaâ€ pumps, $300 at shoppetrozillia.com. Her jeans, which are the Twisted Seam style, will hit Kitson for $88 on Aug. 16.