God help us all. Paris Hilton is coming to the Arab world to look for a new BFF. I thought my ears were deceiving me when I heard today that Paris will be going to Dubai to tape her show “Paris Hilton’s My New BFF”. Sadly, my ears weren’t deceiving me. It’s true.
Hilton’s reality show, if you can even call it that, first aired in the US on MTV and then a UK version soon followed. The show’s premise is basically a search for a so-called new best friend for Hilton in which contestants go through a series of tests to see which one can best suit her lifestyle.
Later this month, the show will go to Dubai to film for about 17 days. This, of course, was only with the approval of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Is the financial crisis in Dubai really that bad?
The show’s contestants will comprise half of women who are Middle Eastern and the other half who are from other parts of the world who reside in Dubai. According to co-producer Ish Entertainment, the show will be less racy than the US and UK versions. Basically, cursing, hoochy clothing and booze will be avoided. Somehow, that doesn’t make the feeling of nauseousness go away.
This will be Hilton’s first time in Dubai. Producers intend to exploit that and tape footage of her reaction to her trip.
I’ve certainly never seen Paris’ show but just watching the previews for the upcoming US season is frightening. The idea of Arab females competing to do whatever it takes to become Paris Hilton’s new BFF makes me cringe. What’s even more frightening is the idea that this show will actually find an audience in the Middle East. Yikes!