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Paris Hilton's My New BFF, also known simply as My New BFF and other alternate titles, is a reality television show in which Paris Hilton searches for her new BFF (best friend forever). Following the success of the original US version, several further seasons and international versions have followed. All versions so far have been produced by Ish Entertainment, a subsidiary of Lionsgate Television & in association with the original network on which they air.


U.S. series


First season

Partial Season 1 cast[1]

The first season premiered on MTV in the United States on September 30, 2008. Sixteen women and two men competed in challenges in an attempt to become her new best friend. Four of the female contestants were eliminated almost straight-away in the first episode & hence, did not feature in promotional material (photo-shoots, TV-spots or even the opening credits) for the show at all.

Guest stars included Benji Madden, Kyle Richards, Richie Rich, Traver Rains, Kathy Hilton, Fergie, Simple Plan, Chris Applebaum, Perez Hilton, Dirt Nasty, Allison Melnick, Ryan Seacrest, Nicky Hilton, Keyshia Cole, Beth Merjos and Nick Swardson.

Though Hilton was forbidden from revealing the winner before the show had fully aired, she had on two separate occasions accidentally referred to the winner as "she" - first on the September 25, 2008 airing of the Late Show with David Letterman, and again on the October 7, 2008 airing of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.[2]

On December 2, 2008, it was revealed in the finale that Brittany Flickinger had won the contest.

This season was also picked up for international distribution. International airing began in April 2009 on MTV Asia[3] and MTV Latin America.[4] ITV2, the network that aired the U.K. version, Paris Hilton's British Best Friend has also licensed the rights to air the U.S. version,[5] titled Paris Hilton's American Best Friend Forever in listings guides (though not on screen) to avoid confusion with the British version, and this season will also air on 8TV in Malaysia. [6]

Second season

Partial Season 2 cast[7]

The second U.S season premiered on MTV on June 2, 2009.[8] Thirteen women and three men competed in challenges in an attempt to become Paris's latest best friend.

Hilton said that she did not stay friends with Season 1 winner Brittany Flickinger because "I loved her and I trusted her, but sometimes people get too caught up and they change."[9]

Season 1 contestant Onch appeared as a co-host, dubbed the "Life Pet" by Hilton. Natalie Reid (a professional Paris Hilton-lookalike who also appeared with Hilton in The Simple Life), made a special guest appearance as Hilton's double in the premiere.

Other guest stars included Santino Rice, Kathy Hilton, Doug Reinhardt, Allison Melnick, Lil' Kim, Three Six Mafia, and Kathy Griffin.[10]

On August 4, 2009, it was revealed in the finale that the contestant Stephen Hampton had won the contest.

Third season

While promoting the second season in Dallas,[11] Hilton told fans she is definitely shooting a third season for MTV.[12]

During an interview in July 2009, Season 2 runner-up Tiniecia Goldsmith told fans to expect a third season, saying the ratings for Season 2 had been much higher than Season 1.[13]

On September 30, 2009, reported Hilton is currently busy prepping to shoot the new season of My New BFF. [14]

U.K. series

Partial U.K. Series cast[15]

The British version of the show, Paris Hilton's British Best Friend, premiered on January 29, 2009 on ITV2 in the UK. Hilton shot the majority of the series in London, with portions of the first and last episodes shot in the U.S. Twelve women and one man competed in challenges in an attempt to become Paris' British Best Friend.

Guest stars included Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Rick Hilton, Kathy Hilton, Akin Konizi, Chris Leger, Scott Henshall, Boyd Hilton, Will Geddes, Mark Durden-Smith, Jade Jagger, Kate Michelson, Jackie Collins, Tamara Beckwith, Olivia Lee, Scott Mills, Vanessa Lloyd-Platt, Callum Best, Steve Shaw, Julian Bennett, Benji Madden, Allison Melnick, Nicky Hilton and Barron Hilton.

Scenes featuring Hilton partying with Katie Price as well as a performance at the BBF mansion by Good Charlotte are believed to have been shot, but did not make the final cut in any episodes.

The first episode featured cameos from American BFF contestants Brittany, Onch, Vanessa, Kiki, Sinsu and Lauren while showing Paris' going away party before departing for London. In the finale, Vanessa, Onch and Lauren are seen again when Paris introduces the British finalists to some of her American friends. They are also seen with Brittany at Barron Hilton's birthday party in the same episode.

On March 19, 2009, it was revealed in the finale that Sam Hextall became Paris' British Best Friend.

Runner-up, Kat McKenzie died on July 3, 2009.[16][17][18]

Producers plan to sell the U.K. version back to MTV for U.S. airing. [19]

U.A.E. series

Partial Dubai BFF cast at Press Conference

Hilton has also completed most of her work for another version; Paris Hilton's Dubai BFF in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

This version will follow Hilton as she puts a group of twenty young women, half from the Middle East, half from elsewhere but currently living in Dubai, through a series of tests to see who would best compliment her lifestyle. Hilton has also never been to Dubai before, so part of the show will include her initial reactions to her first trip to the United Arab Emirates.

Production began mid-June, 2009, shot for seventeen days; the finale then concluded with a final shoot in Los Angeles.[20]

In late-December, 2009, Hilton updated her Twitter saying she was recording voice-over & interview scenes for the series. [21]

The series is expected to air in U.A.E. in early 2010.

Producers plan to sell the U.A.E. version back to MTV for U.S. airing.[19]

Possible future versions

Producers have indicated that the they plan to build My New BFF into a global franchise, with Hilton searching for BFFs around the world.[22]

Hilton has expressed interest in doing further versions of the show in Canada,[23] Australia, The Netherlands, Germany and Russia,[24]

During an interview in July 2009, Arika Sato, who was a contestant on the U.S. My New BFF second season, said she had been in touch with Hilton since shooting wrapped and had been made aware Hilton would be doing further versions of the series beyond the one that was currently shooting in Dubai.[25]

Awards & recognition

See also


  1. ^ Pictured Left to Right: Brittany Flickinger, Erica "Kiki" Duarte, Shelley Burkett, Zui "Suicide" Watts, Kayley Gable, Paris Hilton, Baje Fletcher, Bryan Gallagher, Nelson "Onch" Chung, Natasha Komis, Michelle Kopasz, Vanessa Fontana, Corrie Loftin, Sinsu Co & Lauren Stone.
  2. ^ "Did Paris Hilton Reveal Winner". September 2008. 
  3. ^ "Paris Hilton's My New BFF". Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  4. ^ "BFF | Especiales". Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  5. ^ Leigh Holmwood (2008-08-20). "Paris Hilton's first UK show leads ITV2 autumn lineup | Media |". Guardian. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  6. ^ "Archives". Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  7. ^ Pictured Left to Right: Rachel Lewis, Desirae, Stephen Hampton, Kaitlin Cassidy, Monica Wolski, Amanda Narcise, Katie, Paris Hilton, Elena Miglino, Kristen Cavey, Nicole White, Tiniecia Goldsmith, Stefanie Fritz, Arika Sato & Arielle.
  8. ^ "New Premiere Date for BFF Season 2". Paris Hilton Online. 2009-05-13. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  9. ^ "Paris on Doug: He's Gonna Be My Husband". Yahoo News. April 4, 2009.;_ylt=AqtcPZzZq8vJ_hR29V2bgcNxFb8C. 
  10. ^ "Natalie Reid Will Make an Appearance on My BFF 2". 
  11. ^ "Paris Hilton promotes My BFF 2 at Dallas party". 
  12. ^ "PARIS HILTON CHANGED MY LIFE!!". Brandon Hilton. 
  13. ^ "Tiniecia from My BFF 2 talking about Paris Hilton and My BFF". 
  14. ^ "Nicky Hilton: Paris and I Weren't Invited to Khloe's Wedding". 
  15. ^ Pictured Left to Right: Flic Field, Samuel Hextall, Laura Perry, Paris Hilton, Chrissie Wunna, Jade Morgan, Kat McKenzie, Lydia, Ola Ademola, Layla Ward, Meddy Ford, Carrie Amor & Emma Beard.
  16. ^ "Paris TV 'pal' dies aged 25". The Sun. 6 July 2009. 
  17. ^ "Paris Hilton: British BFF runner-up Kat McKenzie dead at age 25". The Examiner. 6 July 2009. 
  18. ^ "Hilton devastated over death of reality show contestant". Ireland On-line. 7 July 2009. 
  19. ^ a b "Ish slate filled with big names". Hollywood Reporter. 
  20. ^ "Paris Hilton pursues Mideast 'BFF'". Variety. 
  21. ^ "Paris Hilton Tweets about Dubai BFF". Twitter. 
  22. ^ "Paris Hilton will produce BFF shows around the world". Reality Blurred. 
  23. ^ "Paris Hilton open to Canuck BFF". BILL HARRIS - Sun Media. 
  24. ^ "My New BFF: Paris Hilton Talks Career Moves and Changing Image". Hollywood News. 
  25. ^ "Arika Sato from My BFF 2 talks about Paris Hilton and the reality show". 

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