Reality TV star Paris Hilton says that the sex tape, which catapulted her to fame, ruined her plans to become a veterinarian.
The hotel heiress, whose ex-boyfriend made the video public, said that the betrayal humiliated her, during an appearance on the Piers Morgan Show with her mother Kathy Hilton.
"I didn't want to be known as that. And now when people look at me they think that I'm something I'm not, just because of one incident one night with someone who I was in love with," the 30-year-old told host Morgan. Talking about the explicit tape, which was leaked by Rick Solomon in 2003, Hilton said, "It's hard because I'll have to live with that for the rest of my life and explain it to my children.
And it's something that's changed my life forever and I'll never be able to erase it. This was not some random guy. This was someone I was with for a few years." Her mother broke down while her daughter spoke about the trauma suffered by her family saying, "If she didn't have to go through what we had just talked about, I mean, I did think she was going to be a veterinarian."