Renowned actress and socialite Paris Hilton, says that people might perceive her differently but she likes to remind them that she is not a dumb blonde.
"If someone hasn't met me yet, they automatically have their misconceptions about me. As soon as I am in a board room in front of them talking about my business, they immediately know I'm not the dumb blonde they thought I was," Hilton said in a statement.
Hilton ageing 35, also says that , she likes it when people call her as an icon.
"I've been called that by people and I found it very flattering but I've never used it to describe myself... It makes me happy to be an inspiration to people. I am all about girl power and women being fierce and independent." She said.
"So, it's nice to see women following my lead and doing things on their own instead of just depending on a man," she added.
"Over the years I have definitely figured out all the signs of a hungry tiger. I can mostly tell when there are paparazzi and I can see the way a person like that reacts. Also, being in this business for so long it's pretty obvious what people's intentions are," Hilton added further.