HONG KONG: American heiress and TV star Paris Hilton, a recent target of animal rights activists for wearing fur, has turned her back on pelts, she says in the latest edition of a Hong Kong lifestyle magazine. The 25-year old millionairess said she underwent a conversion after meeting Heather Mills, the vegetarian and estranged wife of former Beatle Paul McCartney. "I am not going to be wearing fur anymore," Hilton told the June edition of Prestige magazine.
"I met up with (Mills) and she showed me videos of how badly the animals are treated," she added.
"It is just disgusting. I am an animal lover."
Hilton was bombarded with flour earlier this year by activist members of pressure group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) after she appeared on London Fashion Week catwalk clad in fur.
Hilton's admission came in an interview in which she also revealed she is about to release her debut single, a reggae track that will be entitled Stars Are Blind, soon to be followed by an album and a tour.
"The whole album has so much different music on it," she told the magazine, revealing that she'd written the lyrics to "like, seven of my songs".
The album will also include a cover of Rod Stewart's Do You Think I'm Sexy.
"The whole album has so much different music on it. I like all music. It's not like I only like pop or only rock. I want to have something for everybody," Hilton said.
Hilton said she wrote the lyrics to seven of her songs.
The world can expect to see a lot more Hilton in the near future, with a fifth season of her TV show The Simple Life planned as well as the launch of a new fragrance and a fashion line bearing her name.