Paris Hilton and her sister Nicky Hilton are two of the most famous socialites. The pampered life of an "It" girl costs more than we'd ever imagined. With helicopter rides to the Hamptons (you think they actually sit in traffic?) and every lavish spa treatment you can imagine (Crème de La Mer is haphazardly slathered on like Jergens), we're astounded that even the 1% can afford such a lifestyle.
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A recent New York Times article revealed an inside look at socialites and their lavish expenses. Tickets to swanky charity events? Those set them back as much as $5,000 apiece. This, of course, doesn't include their gowns ($100,000), personal car service ($40,000 per year) and the private publicists that maintain their extensive social calendars ($84,000).
"The cost of being a socialite in NYC has undoubtedly risen over the past couple of years," Samantha Yanks, Editor-In-Chief of Hamptons Magazine, told Shine. "We now live in a time when being a 'socialite' has less to do with family lineage and moreRead More »from The Insanely High Cost of Being an "It" Girl