Lydia Hearst last night at Cipriani.Image: Patrick McMullan
Candie’s Foundation “Event to Prevent” raised money at Cipriani last night and Kim Cattrall, Kenneth Cole, singer Cheyenne, and more were there to fight teen pregnancy. We caught up with model and heiress Lydia Hearst to discuss reckless behavior and this week’s New York cover story on Socialite Rank.
Have you ever seen Paris out?
I don’t actually go out very often. I wake up and go to the gym for about three hours every morning at about 6 a.m., and I pack meals in a soup kitchen. It’s more of a misconception that I go out.
It seems like you’re very comfortable being dubbed a socialite. How does that impact how your view? Or your day?
I have to be honest: I’m an heiress. And I’m a full-time high-fashion model, and that’s really all I have to say about socialites. But Socialite Rank was really great because they put up all my online modeling covers and campaigns. Everybody loved that site. I’d go to Europe, and magazine editors were actually looking at it. So it was great that they published my work. I think it raised awareness and got people to notice that I am working.
So you don’t have a problem admitting you’re a socialite?
Everybody likes to have fun, and I come from a social background and family. I’m proud of it.
The Number-One Girl [NYM]
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