Not that we haven't seen her looking happier than ever, or engaged, before—but the hotel heiress, reality TV star and party girl turned enterprising businesswoman and globetrotting DJ has come a long way since her days as Hollywood's most devoted scenester. Sister Nicky Hilton Rothschild has settled down and, more than ever, Paris has her sights set on starting a family of her own.
Chris Zylka popped the question on a mountaintop while they were on a ski vacation in Aspen last weekend, presenting Hilton with a monstrous, teardrop-shaped $2 million diamond that takes up the entire bottom half of her finger.
As she prepares to walk down the aisle, Hilton can rest assured that she packed a lot of living into her bachelorette days, some of which she spent weeding out the guys who seemed like Mr. Right but proved not to be the one, while other times she had us convinced that the party that seemed to always be raging around her circa 2006 would never end.