Although many people think she just sits by the pool working on her tan, Paris Hilton has hit back at misconceptions that she does no work.

“I am literally running a huge corporation,” Paris told Reuters.

“I have my clothing lines, my champagne, my watches, shoes and purses and dog clothes – every sort of product you can imagine. I am doing movies. I am doing my record right now, producing, starring in a TV show. So it is a 24 hour, seven day-a-week job. I work all the time, so I laugh when I hear people say that.”

And with being in the public eye all day also a full time job, it was a natural progression for Paris to star in her own TV show, the upcoming MTV series Paris Hilton: My New BFF (Best Friend Forever).

“I am basically always on camera,” she said.

“From the moment I leave my house in the morning, the paparazzi are waiting there until I go to bed at night. So it is natural to be doing this TV show. I don’t even know the cameras are there. I still have my private life. When I go home I have my pets and my boyfriend.”