Paris Jackson is Trying to Create Her Own Identity
Michael Jackson is unfortunately gone but his legacy lives on through his three children, Prince Michael, Paris and Prince Michael II, otherwise known as Blanket. Things haven’t been especially easy for the kids who have been living with their grandmother since they lost their father but they seem to be doing the best they can.
In an interview for the October issue of Glamour, 14-year-old Paris talks about what it is like to grow up in her father’s shadow. It must be tough since, good or bad, Michael Jackson had quite the career. She explains: "I love my dad, and I'm proud to be his daughter, I just don't think the title 'MJ's daughter' fits me."
Despite feeling this way, the teen isn’t exactly sure what she plans to go into, although acting seems to be what she’s most interested in the moment. Whatever she does, she plans to make her father proud: "I'm a daddy's girl," she said. "I'm going to carry on his legacy and win an award for him."
She definitely seems determined regardless of the discouragement she might receive from family members. Last year, her aunt Janet Jackson told ABC’s Juju Chang: "I told her, I said 'You should really take this time to enjoy your youth to the fullest."
Paris reiterates that she plans to enjoy her childhood saying “the older I get, the more it sucks" but she does have her sights set on success. Of course, it seems like she’s happy to have the odd distraction, though – like boys. She tweeted: "i love that butterflies feeling you get in your stomach.”
Seems like a smart, normal teenage girl!