Celebrity Paris Hilton arrived in the north of the island over the weekend to promote her new perfume and attend a music event in Limak Hotel in Vokolida in the Famagusta district, it was reported on Monday.
According to Turkish Cypriot media, Hilton travelled to the north with a private jet and was welcomed by ‘undersecretary for tourism’ Fikri Ataoğlu. He said the visit was “very important for the country”. Hilton reportedly told journalists at the airport that she was excited to be in the ‘TRNC’.
She was in the north as part of her Platinum Rush European Tour 2018. The tour to promote the fragrance also includes Ibiza, Spain, and Romania, and the Black Sea resort of Mamaia.
At a joint news conference with Limak chairman Kaan Kavaloglu, Hilton said she liked to discover new places and would like to visit the ‘TRNC’ again.
Kavaloglu, according to press reports in the north, said they were happy to host Hilton and that she was “the most famous person who came to the island until today”. Anatolia news agency said Hilton organised a party after she arrived at her hotel on Saturday night where she acted as DJ.
It was also reported that on arrival she did not need to present her American passport and was given a paper with a special ‘seal of entry’.
In a picture posted on her twitter feed on June 15, she said she would be visiting Spain, Romania and ‘North Cyprus’ before heading off to Romania.
Hilton is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels and has appeared on reality TV, films, ventured into music and had her first book ‘confessions of an heiress’ on the New York Times bestseller list.