Paris Hilton made headlines back in May for claiming in a W Magazine profile that she had invented the selfie. She told the magazine that “If a beeper had a camera, I would have taken a selfie with it,” which just speaks to her visionary nature. Months after Paris made thees bold claims, she's finally provided receipts for those who doubted her. The 36-year-old reality star took to Twitter to share two selfies she took with Britney Spears eleven years ago. According to Paris, this is the selfie origin story we never knew we needed.
While it's pretty much impossible to know who actually took the first ever selfie, we are definitely willing to buy into this photo of two early 2000's queens being the selfie matriarchs. Since we can't definitively say that Paris and Britney took the first ever selfie eleven years ago - though the one they took is, obviously, straight sire - we can say that she definitely made them famous during her prime. We owe so much to Paris Hilton, including a love of velour track suits, bedazzled motorola flip phones, and saying "that's how" repeatedly.
Luckily for us, Paris Hilton is still around and being just as iconic she was when The Simple Life was still airing. She often takes to Twitter to dole out life advice to her followers, reminding them that "jealousy is a disease" and to "live, love, sparkle." In addition to her successful second career as a DJ, Paris is planning on releasing a brand new album sometime in the near future. In case you forgot, she once dabbled in the world of pop music with the song "Stars Are Blind" and if you haven't heard of it, you are truly missing out.
Hopefully there are many more selfies up Paris Hilton's sleeve, especially now that she can share them with her fans over Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and more. We'll be playing "Stars Are Blind" on repeat until that new album drops. Maybe she can reunite with Britney for a collaboration inspired by their time inventing the selfie together. Just a thought...