Paris Hilton – you might know her for being America’s most glamorous media personality or the granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hiltons Hotels. But there is more than meets the eye. Portrayed as a socialite full of life and opportunities, she breaks silence about her boarding school trauma, bravely exposing the vulnerability that most celebrities remain hidden.
Hilton was sent to Provo Canyon Boarding school (Utah) at 17 by her parents Ricky and Kathy, as a last resort after Hilton’s teenage behaviour became unmanageable. The boarding school opened in 1971, initially devised to encourage youth’s mental health and academic needs, a ‘safe haven’ to keep youths on the correct path. Unfortunately, this was far from how Paris experienced it, quoting “The goal was to break you down”.