Fake Hilton Fools Fashion Week
An imposter pretending to be socialite Paris Hilton has crashed a string of glitzy events at Fashion Week in New York City, even scoring front row seats at designer shows.
Natalie Reid, a 21-year-old model and professional look-a-like, tricked representatives of fashion designer Nicole Miller into giving her a prime seat next to rocker David Lee Roth during their fashion show on Friday night (03FEB06).
The blonde beauty makes a living impersonating Hilton at corporate functions and parties, earning between $750 and $2,000 (GBP375 and GBP1,150) an appearance.
And Reid, who loves her uncanny resemblance to the hotel heiress, reveals fooling people is effortless.
She tells the New York Post, "I just put on something really cute and put on some make-up. It's so easy."
The look-a-likes faced-off in person recently when they ran into each other at New York club Marquee.
Reid recalls, "She was right in front of me with her new boyfriend. She turned around, and she giggled, and she was like, 'Oh you look so much like me. That's so hot.'"