Grocery Shopping With Paris Hilton, Then And Now

Grocery Shopping With Paris Hilton, Then And Now

I have truly always loved Paris Hilton. Growing up as a tween girl, Paris was the definition of "Hollywood" to me. She was a true icon by all accounts. The fashion, the purse-sized dog (RIP Tinkerbell), and the catchphrase, not to mention the reality TV show. Circle 2003, The Simple Life was everything to me. I got such a kick out of watching Paris and Nicole Ritchie live as pared down as possible. Because of my love for that show, I couldn't wait for Paris to once again grace my screen with her new Netflix show, Cooking With Paris.

Not only do we see Paris in action in the kitchen in the new series, out now on Netflix, but we, once again, see her performing menial tasks that us normal folks do a daily basis: not being able to find the tongs (also not knowing what tongs are), cleaning the kitchen after making French toast, accidentally making the knob come off the stove and then having to put it back on yourself, you know, the everyday, boring stuff we all do.

While some things have certainly changed since the early aughts when The Simple Life was on, a few things are forever. Specifically grocery stores. Grocery stores are forever, and Paris Hilton in them, shopping, remains to be so scene-stealing, I decided to compare the then and now. Enjoy this walk down the Memory Lane /Bread Aisle as much as I did.

Outfits

The Simple Life

Paris is giving us transparent, useless sunglasses and flare jeans that were so low, the show had to black out her butt crack.

Image: Amazon Prime 

Cooking With Paris

While slightly more covered up, Paris still one for grocery store outfits with little practicality. At least she's masked up!

Image: Netflix

Budget

The Simple Life

Budget is everything in The Simple Life. And in the first episode, alone, Nicole and Paris are forced to leave some items behind (like apple juice, which wasn't on the list but Paris just wanted it) because they didn't have enough money to buy them.

Image: Amazon Prime

Cooking With Paris

The limit does not exist. Paris can have as much cereal as she wants.

Image: Netflix

Navigating Aisles

The Simple Life

Directionless and scared, Paris has to find the canned pigs' feet in the small town market.

Image: Amazon Prime

Cooking With Paris

Not much has changed. Paris is still looking for the items on her grocery list.

Image: Netflix

Cart Pushing

The Simple Life

While meandering the aisles, Paris offloads cart-pushing duties onto Nicole.

Image: Amazon Prime 

Cooking With Paris

She simply doesn't have time to not be the captain of her own cart.

Image: Netflix

Pig Products

The Simple Life

The still says it all, but Paris could not even bear to hold the jar of pigs' feet.

Image: Amazon Prime

Cooking With Paris

She's here for the bacon.

Image: Netflix 

Off-List Items

The Simple Life

With a limited budget, Paris has to leave some things not on her grocery list behind.

Image: Amazon Prime

Cooking With Paris

Paris can have whatever she damn wants, especially when it works with her aesthetics.

Image: Netflix

Carry With Care

The Simple Life

In the show, Paris throws the groceries in the back of the truck with a heavy hand (those poor eggs).

Image: Amazon Prime

Cooking With Paris

I'm not convinced Paris packed these bags herself (they're very pristine), but the caution and the care she uses by even entertaining a cart matters.

Image: Netflix 

We love a comeback story that takes place in a grocery store.

Image: Netflix

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