Paris Jackson isn’t what you would call a normal celebrity. While her father Michael Jackson was still alive, he did everything in his power to keep his children out of the spotlight. Say what you will about him, but he was clearly a loving father who cared about his children above all. But the moment he passed, everything changed for Paris and her two brothers, Prince Michael Jackson and Blanket Jackson. The entire world wanted to know who the three kids were behind their father’s masks. And when they were revealed, they were surprised by what they saw.
It’s safe to say that Paris Jackson is the one Jackson sibling who became the most comfortable being a celebrity figure in the entertainment world. It didn’t take very long for her to start walking the red carpet on her own, granting magazine interviews to talk about her life, and of course, speak her mind. If she has something to say, you better believe she’ll say it, regardless of what other people may think. What’s more, she’s a risk taker. She is bold and loves to show the world who she is. She likes to push the envelope on social media and get people talking. As a result, she often makes headlines more than her fathers’ brothers and sisters. She is definitely one to watch, and we have a feeling she will be a huge star in no time. With that being said, here are 15 photos of Paris Jackson that will have you start paying attention to her.
15 Sheltered Life
As many of his fans know, Michael Jackson did everything in his power to keep his three children away from the media. He didn’t want to know who they were, what they were doing on a daily basis or how their faces looked, for that matter. A lot of fans think one of the reasons why Michael Jackson wanted to protect his children’s privacy is because he didn’t want the media to hound them the way he was hounded and personally attacked all of his life. He wanted them to live a normal life, or his version of what a normal life should look like.
Yet, that all changed the moment Michael Jackson tragically passed back in 2009. During his televised funeral, the world got to see what Paris Jackson, Prince Michael and Blanket looked like for the very first time. After that, there was no turning back.
14 Her Undeniable Beauty
There’s no denying that Paris Jackson is a very beautiful young woman. She’s got everything that it takes to be a model, just minus the height. The camera loves her and her big, blue piercing eyes. It’s also one of the reasons why the public is so fascinated about her.
Michael Jackson has always claimed that his three kids were his biological children. While it doesn’t seem like we will ever know the truth, a lot of people say that Paris looks a lot like her mother, Debbie Rowe. She’s definitely got what it takes to be a huge star in Hollywood. And she definitely knows this, too. It’s just a matter of her finding the right people around her and of course, picking the right kind of projects to star in.
13 Always Daddy’s Little Girl
Paris Jackson has said multiple times that she was always daddy’s little girl. She had a special bond with Michael Jackson that was strong and full of love. She even said during his funeral that he was the best daddy in the world, bringing the millions of people who were watching to tears. It was apparent that she missed him and that her life would never be the same now that he was gone.
Now, no one knows what kind of father Michael Jackson really was behind closed doors. But according to Paris, he was loving, caring, and strict when he needed to be. He also treated his three children like they were his entire world. He didn’t let anyone get in between him and his children, including his own family members.
12 A Risk Taker
With that being said, Paris Jackson knows that she’s got the world’s eyes on her. Whenever she states her opinion on Twitter or posts something controversial on Instagram, she gets people to start talking about her. It’s without a doubt that she loves to tease her fans and show a little skin once in awhile. She also loves to show off her bikini body both on social media and in front of the paparazzi, too.
Of course, there’s a good chance that Paris Jackson wouldn’t be the risk taker that she is today if her father were still alive. There’s no way he would take any of this lightly. In fact, this is the exact opposite of what Michael Jackson wanted. He didn’t want to see his kids become media targets.
11 Always Defending Her Father
Paris Jackson always finds herself having to defend her father Michael Jackson even though it’s been several years since his passing. She feels like it is her responsibility to make sure that his legacy lives on. Even though people often bring up the controversial things he did, Paris insists that he was always a good man and above all, a good father. She hates it when people dress up like him or worse, mock him for no apparent reason.
She once explained, “Now I see other kids and their parents, and I compare them to my dad. Our dad was a really normal father when he was with us. We would get grounded if we did something bad. He would ground us. He wouldn't call it grounding; he'd just say, 'You're on punishment.' Sometimes we'd be on punishment a lot.”
10 Problems With Janet Jackson
When Michael Jackson passed, a lot of people figured that Janet Jackson would take care of his children and assume the role of their new caretaker. After all, Janet and Michael were very close while he was still alive. He was his one and only sister that he could count on, both professionally and personally.
And while Janet did her best to take care of his children in the months following his passing, Paris and Janet had a huge fallout. To make things worse, everything was caught on camera. Back in 2012, the paparazzi caught a terrifying moment in which Janet allegedly slapped Paris in the face. She even reportedly called Paris a spoiled little you-know-what after the teen demanded that her aunt leave her house. Paris and Janet haven’t spoken to each other since.
9 Her Controversy With Joseph Fiennes
Michael Jackson will always be one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. Just like Marilyn Monroe before him, future generations will learn about Michael Jackson and everything he did as an entertainer. Since his passing, he has also been featured extensively in the media and both on the big and small screen. And it hasn’t always been in the best light, either.
Earlier this year, Paris Jackson expressed her disgust when Joseph Fiennes played her father in a British comedy series called Urban Myths. The show recreated rumored stories about celebrities like Michael, Elizabeth Jackson, Marlon Brando and more. When asked about Joseph Fiennes portrayal of her father, Paris said, “I’m so incredibly offended by it, as I’m sure plenty of people are as well, and it honestly makes me want to vomit.”
8 Close With Her Grandmother
Of course, Paris doesn’t have beef with every member of the Jackson family. She’s still very close with her grandmother, Katherine Jackson. As a matter of fact, Michael Jackson’s mother is the only person that Paris can count on and trust in her life. And she makes it no secret that she’s very close with her grandmother. She often shares photos of her and the Jackson family matriarch cuddling or holding each other on her social media account.
The only problem though is that Grandma Katherine is not the same person that she used to be. She’s had several different health issues. What’s more, she’s well into her late 80s. No one knows how long Paris will still have her grandmother in her life.
7 Personal Issues
When Paris Jackson has something to say, she’ll let the world know it. She wears her heart on her sleeve. With that being said, a lot of people are well aware that she carries a lot of personal baggage. And it’s not because she just misses her father, but because she is still trying to navigate her way through life. And dealing with all the issues that the Jackson family see on a daily basis sure doesn’t make things easier on her, too. She has very few people in her inner circle.
She once said, “A ton of kids at school have made fun of me; if I had to give advice to other girls, I would say, 'Hang loose and ignore them. They shouldn't faze you no matter how popular they think they are.'”
6 She Takes Criticism Personally
A lot of people tend to forget that Paris Jackson is a very young woman. She still has her entire life to live in front of her. Yet, people often mock the things she does or the things she says. No matter what she does, she just can’t catch a break. And maybe that’s because she’s Michael Jackson’s one and only daughter. People simply expect more from her.
Then again, there have been people like Wendy Williams who would make fun of her on television. She once said she thought it was “cute” when Paris said she was black. People also weren’t too happy when she posted an Instagram photo with the caption “Dingo ate my baby,” referencing the tragedy of baby Azaria Chamberlain. Then again, Paris is still young. She’s got a lot to learn.
5 Taking Hollywood By Storm
Paris Jackson decided early on that she doesn’t want to have a normal life. She was the daughter of the King of Pop for a reason. And because of that, she wants to do whatever it takes to become a star herself. She’s appeared on several different television shows, including Star and the upcoming movie, Gringo. She likes what she’s been exposed to so far and wants to do more. In other words, she is willing to do whatever it takes to become an A-list actress.
Paris once said in an interview, “You can be, like, a totally different person on camera, and it's fun. You can take on another character, and it's awesome.” We have a feeling that Paris will be hanging out a lot on movie sets in the coming years. Watch this space.
4 Her Modelling Career
Then again, if Paris Jackson’s acting career doesn’t work out the way she wants it, she can always fall back on her modelling career. She’s actually an official model with IMG models and has starred in her own campaign for Chanel. Before she signed her contract with the modelling agency, a lot of people said it would only be a matter of time before she would make her big break in the fashion world.
Paris has also starred in her own campaign for Calvin Klein. It’s quite ironic that the little girl who used to wear a mask in public is now one of the biggest names in the celebrity world. She once said, “I didn't get why I was wearing a mask. But I understand it now – why my dad would want our face to be covered.”
3 Does She Want To Be A Bigger Star Than Her Father?
Before we get into this, let’s make one thing very clear: no one will ever be as big of a star as Michael Jackson. There is perhaps no human being on this planet who doesn’t recognize his name. Michael Jackson was one of the biggest stars in the entertainment world and for good reason, too. No one could sing like him, dance like him or light up a stage like him. He was one of a kind and it’s doubtful that there will be anyone that will ever come as close as being just like Michael.
That doesn’t mean that Paris Jackson isn’t going to try. While it’s doubtful that she will be able to live up to his legacy, she does want to prove to the world that she is a force to be reckoned with, too.
2 And Does She Have The Talent For It?
A lot of critics have blasted Paris Jackson for choosing fame and stardom rather than pursuing an education. She could go to any college in the world, but instead Paris wants to be an actress. She wants to do exactly what her father feared when he was still alive. He knew very well that the entertainment industry was a cutthroat one. He was chewed up and spit out more times than people could count.
Still, Paris wants to be just like her father. She once said on the record, “My dad was in the movie Moonwalker, and I knew he could sing really well, but I didn't know he could act. I saw that, and I said, 'Wow, I want to be just like him.'”
1 What’s Next For Paris Jackson?
Paris Jackson has a lot of plans for the future. She has a lot of things that she wants to accomplish and it’s safe to say that she won’t let anyone or anything stop her (not even her aunt, Janet Jackson!). She’s dealt with self-harm and depression and has had to keep her haters and all of the greedy people in her life at bay.
Luckily, she will always have her father by her side. Paris says that he often visits her in her dreams. “They always say, ‘Time heals,'” she told Rolling Stone in an interview. “But it really doesn’t. You just get used to it. I live life with the mentality of ‘OK, I lost the only thing that has ever been important to me.’ So going forward, anything bad that happens can’t be nearly as bad as what happened before. So I can handle it. He visits me in his dreams. I feel him with me all the time.”