Paris Hilton

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Paris Hilton insists she's not stupid—or slutty—like you may think.

She claims the "Paris Hilton" we all see in front of the cameras is just a character she's invented.

"In a way it's good, but I also don't want people thinking of me as this blond heiress…airhead," she says in Paris, Not France, a new documentary about her life, premiering Tuesday on MTV. "But that is kind of my brand. I make a lot of money by doing that."

But she acknowledges her brand will forever be tarnished by—you guessed it—the infamous sex tape with ex-boyfriend Rick Salomon.

Yes, she goes there in the film…

"I always looked up to Princess Diana and all these women, and now I could never be like that," Paris says. "I want to have a family. I want to be normal. I want to be happy."

Instead, she says, she has to worry about people "thinking I'm a slut and thinking I'm something that I'm not."

But it was her mother, Kathy, who was doing the worrying last night—about having to actually watch the documentary. "I didn't know [the sex tape] was going to be in it," she told us before seeing the film at a red carpet screening in L.A. "It's very tough...I can't believe they kept that part in there. I thought they kept that part out. It's going to be very hard for us to watch."

—Reporting by Dahvi Shira

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Paris, Not France also shows the socialite shopping—a lot! Check out her many looks in our Fashion Spotlight: Paris Hilton photo gallery.

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