London: Socialite Paris Hilton says she is not an airhead.
The 32-year-old hotel heiress, who developed a reputation for being ditzy after starring alongside her then-best friend Nicole Richie in reality show `The Simple Life` between 2003 and 2007, said it was all an act for TV.
"When we did that, it was the first reality show. I`d never been on camera in my life. I didn`t really know what to do. The producers told Nicole to be the troublemaker and me to be the ditzy blonde rich girl. I tried to play a character... I didn`t realise I would end up doing that character for five years.
"There are a lot of misconceptions about me because people know me from `The Simple Life`. They didn`t understand that I was acting and I was being a character so they assume I`m a complete airhead," she said.