The for­mer club-scene queen says she’s grown up and mel­lowed out — and isn’t as “dumb” as peo­ple might think

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Paris Hil­ton tells In Touch her wild days are be­hind her.

Paris Hil­ton has come a long way since her wild nights on the Hol­ly­wood party scene and her 2006 ar­rest for DUI. “We all make mis­takes,” says the 35-year- old for­mer re­al­ity star. “Good and bad ex­pe­ri­ences have shaped me into the per­son I am to­day.” Newly sin­gle af­ter her breakup from Aus­trian mul­ti­mil­lion­aire Thomas Gross af­ter a year of dat­ing, Paris, who just re­leased a lim­ited-edi­tion per­fume, Heiress, talks to In Touch’s Natalie Pos­ner about her globe-trot­ting DJ ca­reer, how her fa­mous aunts Kim and Kyle Richards are get­ting along and her big­gest A-list fan.

So no ma­jor regrets from your younger, wilder days? PH: Be­ing a party girl is still part of who I am. I re­ally love en­ter­tain­ing peo­ple; I’m about to start my fourth year as a res­i­dent DJ at Am­ne­sia night­club in Ibiza. I def­i­nitely trusted the wrong peo­ple, but I hon­estly wouldn’t change any­thing. And I cer­tainly learned a lot. Like what? PH: I’m smarter about who I sur­round my­self with. I’m more re­spon­si­ble and grounded — and I re­al­ize what’s im­por­tant in life.

What’s im­por­tant to you now? PH: Be­ing a busi­ness­woman, my fra­grances and de­sign­ing my lines of clothes and prod­ucts. And I’m beyond ex­cited about be­com­ing an aunt! [Sis­ter Nicky, 32, is hav­ing a baby girl this sum­mer.]

Con­grats! How is your sis­ter do­ing? PH: Her tummy just popped! She’s one of those gor­geous preg­nant women. She’s al­ways glow­ing.

Speak­ing of fam­ily, how’s your aunt Kim Richards? PH: She’s great. She’s ex­cited to be­come a grandma. Her daugh­ter Brooke is preg­nant, which is ex­actly the bless­ing Kim needed.

She and your other aunt Kyle Richards fa­mously fell out on The Real House­wives of Bev­erly Hills.

Have they seen each other lately? PH: Yes, we all just cel­e­brated my cousin’s birth­day at Koi in LA.

Do you still speak to your for­mer bestie Ni­cole Richie? PH: I haven’t seen her for a while. We’re both very busy with work. I’m so happy for her and her fam­ily.

Any lin­ger­ing mis­con­cep­tions about you you’d like to clear up? PH: Peo­ple think of me as a dumb blonde from The Sim­ple Life, but that was a char­ac­ter I was play­ing. That’s not re­ally who I am! ◼

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