Paris Hilton Says She’s Secretly Smart

Hey, you know how Paris Hilton can kind of come off like a self-involved airhead?

Well, surprise—it’s all an act. And that’s coming directly from Paris herself, so you can totally believe it.

OK! Magazine reports that the celebutante appeared on Fearne and Paris Hilton on UK television Thursday to reveal her secret identity as a brainy, totally grounded human being.

Says Paris,

”I would do the baby voice and it’s kind of like this character I made up…But in real life I’m completely different, I’m very down to earth, I’m smart, I know what’s going on…It’s kind of like I almost play to the image and kind of have a laugh at myself about it.”

So, uh, does she ever step out of character? Yes, according to Hilton, but not in the public eye:

”I think a lot of people will assume that I’m just like an airhead. But in my everyday life, when I’m hanging out with my friends or if I’m in a business meeting I’ll talk in my normal voice.”

Sure. And Balloon Boy’s father is just pretending to be the Biggest Jerk in the Universe.

Let us know in the comments section: Do you buy Paris Hilton’s explanation?