'I don't care if Kim Kardashian is more famous than me,' insists Paris Hilton (but adds: 'I'm the original anyway')
In recent years, Paris Hilton has taken a bit of a back seat to queen of reality television, Kim Kardashian.
And while most would imagine the 30-year-old socialite is seething with jealousy, she yesterday insisted this was not the case - albeit slightly unconvincingly.
Speaking to reporters in Mexico, Paris said that she had reached all her professional goals and was not worried about being overshadowed by her former friend Kim - or any other reality show revival.
Promotional event: Paris Hilton was in Mexico yesterday to launch her new shoe line
Paris mania: Hundreds of fans turned out to meet their idol, with the heiress seen here blowing a kiss to the crowd as she arrives
In an interview on Tuesday with The Associated Press, Hilton pointedly said there are many people who try to imitate what she does.
But despite appearing to concede her star may not be shining as brightly as it once was, she was keen to point out that she was around before 30-year-old Kim's dangerous curves knocked her off course.
'I am the original,' she proclaimed. 'So there is nothing like me.'
Me, jealous? Paris insisted she was not bothered about former friend and reality star Kim Kardashian overshadowing her, Kim pictured yesterday arriving back to LA from New York
Check me out: But Paris was keen to point out that she is the 'original' and added that a lot of people try and imitate her, perhaps referring to Kim
She also said she has 'done everything that I wanted to do and I feel very blessed that I have been very successful on every area. So it's very exciting. There is nothing else to do'.
Hilton was in Mexico to promote her new shoe line, where hundreds of fans turned out to meet the heiress and get their purchases autographed.
Paris has been credited with teaching Kim everything she knows about being a reality star.