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HOW THE HEIRESS TO THE KING OF POP’S THRONE IS USING HER PROFILE FOR GOOD.
Forget Bella, Kendall and Gigi – they’re old news. Paris Jackson is where things are at, and while you might think your social media feed doesn’t need any more privileged rich kids fuelled by little more than attention and trust funds, you’re wrong. Michael’s daughter is different. She might have north of 1.6 million Instagram followers, but rather than shilling herbal tea or waist trainers (whatever they are), the 19-year-old is using her platform as a force for good. She’s big on environmental causes and animal welfare, and has been outspoken on everything from the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline to the recent civil unrest in Venezuela. “I used to have no motivation whatsoever to be in the public eye. I’ve seen what it can do to people,” she said recently. “But I was born with a platform and I didn’t want to waste it. I think right now social media is a good place to start, to create a movement,” she added. “It’s my only purpose on this Earth.” Hence her recent entrance into It-girldom. And while you might have spotted her at the Met Gala, in various front rows or on IMG Models’ talent list (she was signed in March), she also happens to be a huge music fan. Among her 50-plus tattoos are tributes to Prince, Bowie, Lennon and her late father. Jackson is also set to hit the big screen soon. She’s starring alongside former GQ Australia cover star Joel Edgerton in her first feature film, directed by Joel’s brother, Nash, and featuring Charlize Theron and Amanda Seyfried. It’s due for release next March – until then, catch her @ Parisjackson.