Fash Talk - Perez Hilton


In 2004 NYU graduate Perez Hilton started a little blog that would soon change his life and the Internet forever. Whether you're a high school student, a successful CEO, or an intern at Vogue, we all find ourselves scrolling through our favorite blogs to pass the time. A guilty pleasure that would never be possible if it wasn't for one dreamer who dreamed so big, he was able to turn blogging into a career and a seriously gush worthy empire. Recently I was able to sit down for an interview with the humble mogul and I was completely taken with his charm and genuine personality.


Anna: Every Friday on Fash Boulevard I choose my personal celebrity Fash Fave and Fash Fail of the week. Who would you consider to be your all time Fash Faves and Fails?
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Perez: Well, my best dressed of the week is Kat Graham. I just love her fashion sense. She’s been to a few different events this week, I think two or three and all of her looks they’re all so different, fresh and young. And my worst dressed, I don’t know. I try to be more positive these days. You know it's okay to say worst dressed but lets just focus on the positive right now.
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Anna: I couldn't agree more. She's definitely been having some major moments lately. Let's talk about Coco Perez. I adore the site. Are there any up and coming fashionistas that we should be taking note of?
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Perez: Oh yes. Well, I know Chloe Moretz. And we’re talking up and coming. I mean she’s real young. But I think she’s got a great sense of style for someone her age.
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Anna: Who do you feel has made a complete 180 in your eyes? Someone you went from trashing on your blog to now praising?

Perez: Lindsey Lohan! I mean there has been a lot of positive Linday Lohan news lately. From her hosting Saturday Night Live to her booking the Elizabeth Taylor biopic movie to her getting a positive probation report from the judge. So hopefully she will be able to keep that up. Because I know Lindsey Lohan, I’ve known her for a very long time. She’s not a malicious person. She’s not a nasty evil person. She’s just somebody that has a lot of flaws that have been made public. But she deserves to be happy like we all do and I wish her a lot of happiness and I think she’s heading in the right direction. And I encourage her to keep down that path. You know, it’s not going to be easy. She can’t get lazy with her health, and with her focusing on her work on her self. But she can totally do it.
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Anna: So true. I feel like everybody in the industry is really pulling for her. She definitely has the support. If she's ever going to break out of this the time is now.
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Perez: Absolutely.
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Anna: Okay it’s time to play a little game called the Fash Fame Game! I’m going to name two people and you tell me which of the two is your favorite! First up, Kim or Khloe Kardashian?
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Perez: Oh God. I would say Kim, only because I’ve known her longer.
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Anna: Kristin Cavallari or Lauren Conrad?
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Perez: Umm, I'd say Lauren Conrad because she seems more authentic. She seems like the real deal. Whereas Kristin, I don’t know what’s real with her or what’s for TV. I don’t have a sense of her real self.
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Anna: Right. And after the epic Hill’s finale we’ll never know what’s real!
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Perez: (Laughing) Exactly.
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Anna: Nicole Richie or Paris Hilton?
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Perez: Nicole Richie!
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Anna: Selena Gomez or Demi Lovato?
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Perez: Tie. That has to be a tie. I really love them both.
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Anna: Fair enough. Vanessa Hudgens or Ashley Tisdale?
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Perez: Ashley Tisdale, because she’s a friend of mine.
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Anna: Last one. Carrie Underwood or Kelly Clarkson?
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Perez: Carrie Underwood
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Anna: Completely agree. So excited for her new CD. Ok, last question. My goal for Fash Boulevard has always been to inspire girls across the country to escape from their small towns and chase their dreams like I did. What advice would you give to all the dreamers out there?
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Perez: Don’t give up on yourself. Don’t give up on your dreams. And be open to the possibility of your dream changing. And being not what you had originally dreamt. I never would have imagined or drempt that I would be doing what I’m doing today. Because it didn’t exist! So I was open to trying something new and different and I found that I love it and I found that this is something that’s better than anything I could have ever drempt of. So don’t give up but also be open.
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Anna: That’s so true and very inspirational. Thank you so much for creating a job for all of us bloggers out there and continuing to inspire us by paving the way.
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Perez: Thank you for being so awesome. 

After saying our goodbyes I found myself completely overwhelmed with the experience. To say my heart was beating out of my chest would be a serious understatement. A lot has been said about Perez Hilton, most of it untrue, but I can honestly say... he surprised me. 
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126 comments:

  1. that's a very interesting interview Anna!

    hope you have a great weekend :)


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  2. I'm still skeptical that he's as nice as you say. If he was genuine and supportive of other bloggers he'd post this on his site. Just sayin. I doubt he's that nice. Great interview though. Keep up the good work.

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  3. Omg. Looooooove this interview. You're both such an inspiration. The Fash Fame Game is brilliant. I agree with all this picks.

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  4. Such a great interview Anna!
    Have a lovely weekend xoxo
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  5. I can admit that when I feel the need to fill my celeb-gossip hope I go to Perez's site! It's interesting that he wouldn't dish who was the worst dress of the week, and your interview definitely defies all rumors about him!

    -b
    patel.b@hotmail.com

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  6. WOW Anna what an amazing opportunity and a great interview, you are making me proud girlie, keep on expanding and growing with the blog, it is growing so fast!!

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  7. I didn't think it was possible, but this has totally changed my opinion on him. So happy to hear he was so nice. So proud of you Anna. I can't believe all the big things you are doing.

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  8. GO GIRL. This was so interesting. You've definitely made me a bigger fan of his. He came off so humble. Loved his advice. Thanks Anna

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  9. Great interview:)
    Many people do not like him, I don't know why, he's always seemed to be a nice guy.
    I don't know him personally so I can't say anything but if you say he's a positive person, he must be:)\
    Ps. Perez is such thin now, wow;)
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    I wish I would be a lucky person:)

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  10. I have been reading Perez for what feels like the better part of a decade. Kudos on the fantastic interview!

    Chelsea (www.hautechildinthecity.com)

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  11. Anna you did a great job interviewing him...i love all the questions you asked...i liked the fact that he didn't diss or put anyone down...he said he was all about keeping positive...that's such a great quality to have...people should be more supportive of others, and look for the good...although I really like Vanessa Hudgens and Kelly Clarkson...and the thing about not letting your dreams go, but allowing them to change, and become different dreams...is really inspirational because we might set out with one thing in mind, but who knows maybe we'll find something better...thank you so much for this
    xoxo stephi

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  12. Wow! Didn't know that's how he started out! Great questions :)
    xx

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  13. Wonderful interview! It's nice to learn more about him. x

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  14. Interesting! I will follow you!

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  15. Awesome interview! I would love a chance like that, too. Well, maybe someday ;) xoxo <3

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  16. Thank you for doing and sharing this awesome interview!
    AMAZEBALLS ;)

    Love Perez, love your blog!

    xoxo
    Anni

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  17. I'm surprised that he seems so kind! heh, I'm always happy to change my opinons, especially if it's for the better :)
    great interview :)

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  18. This is such a GREAT interview dear! I really enjoyed his answers, so inspiring!:)Thanks for sharing!:) Good job! Have a lovely weekend! Big kiss!:*

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  19. Such a fun and insightful interview and congrats on snagging it with Perez! I love hearing his opinion of clothes and celebs. My favourite questions in your interview were the ones asking him to choose between two similar celebs - great idea! xx

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  20. What a great interview. I really think underneath the bitchy like comment on his blog, he's just being honest and saying what all other are thinking :) He doesn't wear a mask like many other famous people do.

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  21. awesome interview! how exciting it must have been. Continued success to you and as always looking forward to your next post for insiration. ;D

    xoxox,
    Ruvic
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  22. i didnt know perez and I share the same alma mater! This is so exciting that you got to interview him :).

    Im heading to LA today!!

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  23. This was such a great interview. You are so lucky!

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  24. great interview darling,more achievements

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  25. Wonderful interview! I absolutely love Perez!

    xo, H
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  26. You're so sweet! This was a great interview! Can't wait to see who you profile next. xx

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  27. It was so interesting to read! This is actually my first interview with Perez I`ve ever read! Very good job!

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  28. great interview!!!!

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  29. so jealous you got to interview him! i love me some perez.

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  30. wow great interview! very Impressive , i would have chose a lot of the same answers ;-)

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  31. I loved this interview!! There have been so many misconceptions about Perez, it was nice to see the real deal :)

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  32. Great interview,love this post! :)

    xo,
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  33. Great interview Anna! I'm sure he loved meeting you just as much. Two kind souls with a passion for fashion! Love your blog. So inspirational and positive.

    And thank you SO much for you kind comment on my blog. REALLY meant a lot! You really do give back to your readers and that is HUGE! You're definitely on your way to an amazing career in fashion and blogging! Can't wait to follow you and see all the exciting things your life brings you. Thanks again!

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  34. Great interview!

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  35. this is an interesting Q&A. i stopped reading perez a few years ago. mostly because i lost interest in celeb gossip, but it was also just before he made the promise to not pick on celebrities' children anymore. I think it's great that he's decided to stay positive and not call people out on superficial things.

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  36. such a cool interview and such a great job!! what an interesting little bit with Perez and great questions! love!!

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  37. great interview :)

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  38. wow!!!^^
    i love the interview ;)
    great job :D

    xoxo

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  39. Love perezhilton - I would die to meet him! My email is allyson [at] mimosasnthemorning.com

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  40. Perez Hilton is such an inspiration for all of us bloggers! Lovely interview :)
    <3 Holz oxo

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  41. Loved reading the interview, Anna, Perez is a great inspiration for us bloggers! Hope to read some more interesting interviews like this, in your blog in future!
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  42. Great interview. I love all the questions you asked.

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  43. This is so exciting. You asked amazing questions and I loved his answers.

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  44. Wow! Great interview! LOVE Perez! :)

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  45. Great post! Perez Hilton is so awesome. I love how he created something from nothing and stamped his name into history; that type of talent definitely deserves applause. His pick for K Graham is right on target. She's def an up and coming woman to watch in many arenas. I wish her the absolute best! Keep doing what you're doing Anna. Truly amazing!

    Vonae Deyshawn
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  46. Omg, how cool is it that you got to interview him. You are one lucky girl. I loved the advice he gave. So true.

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  47. The only thing I didn't agree on was Carrie over Kelly, other than that AMAZING INTERVIEW. Proud reader

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  48. Aww I love this interview Perez seems really sweet! I love that he is trying to focus more on the positive now:) Great interview Anna! Congrats on such great opportunities!

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  49. That was epically fun to read, thanks sooooooo much for sharing! Glad you got a chance to talk with him too, fun opportunity.

    Entering contest for sure! dcjones531@gmail.com

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  50. It is really amazing how much he has accomplished. He's one of those rare people that seems to have grown into being a better person through time spent in Hollywood. His weight loss and commitment to health, and let's admit it Lean Pockets are a deliciously easy way to eat healthy, and the fact that he's done a 180 himself is so impressive.

    Before when he was more critical and negative about the celebs he blogged about, I felt a bit uncomfortable reading his work so I find it so impressive and commendable that he's truly gone to the positive side. Hollywood needs more of that!

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    :) Ewa

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  51. I think I just feel in love with Perez Hilton. Great interview girl!!!

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  52. What a fun interview! thanks for sharing :)

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  53. Very cool! I think Perez was the first blog that I read!! Great job.

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  54. I love your blog and realy enjoyed your interview with Perez!
    ~Mendie
    MendieL@hotmail.com

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  55. I'm so jealous that you got to interview him! He sounds like fun.
    xo Josie
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  56. This was actually a pretty inspiring interview. Very lovely!

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  57. This was a great interview :)

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  58. Great interview! I love Perez!!

    xx
    Giovanna
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  59. I love Perez!! Such a great interview. Please please enter me into the contest!
    christine1400@gmail.com and I tweeted you too (@cristinexmaria)

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  60. Great interview girly!!! What an awesome opportunity for you. Nice to see that he really is turning away from his old ways. So refreshing!

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  61. Great interwiew!!!
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  62. Great interview, very inspirational and I loved the fash fame game!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  63. Awesome interview! So happy you got that opportunity!

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  64. awesome!! You're a lucky one!


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  65. Great interview! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Amy

    fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

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  66. He's soo cool! Love to be entered:

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    Helen

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  67. Anna, this is an awesome interview. I honestly think Perez had some very inspiring words. What he said about Lindsey Lohan was amazing. "She’s just somebody that has a lot of flaws that have been made public. But she deserves to be happy like we all do." That's exactly how I feel about her and I obviously don't know her like he does! We all make mistakes and it's unfortunate that certain celebrities have to deal with them in such a critical public eye. I also love his quote on dreams and never giving up. I also love that he mentioned being open to the possibility of your dream changing because that's so true. You never know what's in store for your future! #inspiring all around!

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    I LOVE YOUR BLOG ANNA <3 you are my idol !! xoxoxo

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  69. That was such a cool interview.

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  70. Great interview and so cool you had the chance to interview him!

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  71. Love Perez! So jealous you got to interview him!

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  72. Jessica GonzalezMarch 9, 2012 at 3:53 PM

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  73. Awesome interview :)

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  74. what?! this was so cool! great interview :)

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  75. Amazing interview. So fun.

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  76. great interview - and can i just say that your blog is an inspiration? i remember reading when you just first first started out with less than 100 followers and to see where it has gone in just a few short months! wow!

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  77. I honestly really enjoy reading this interview! So inspiring.

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  78. Congrats on the interview,the must have been so fun! I do agree that Chloe Moretz has great style lately xox

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  79. So great that you got to interview him. Your blog is an inspiration to all of us readers!

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  80. This is a fantastic interview - I enjoyed learning about Perez in such a personal light and he sounds like a great person. Glad you were able to get to know him!

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  81. thanks for your comment!
    I hate a Perez Hilton.
    Is famous when he hasn't done anything. Only, He has done photographs with the famous and then he scoffed of all of them. I don't like anything !!

    But I really like your interview. I think that you has done a good job.

    xx

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  82. Sounds like you had a ton of fun!! Really enjoyed the interview!

    Kisses from Austria,
    Simone

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  83. Dodaje do obserwowanych i liczę na to samo :D

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  84. Great post. Loved it!! :)

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  85. Great Interview!!!

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  86. What a very inspiring blog darling!
    i adore your work here! keep it up sweetheart.
    btw,following your blog now via bloglovin and gfc.
    Hope you can check out my blog and return the favor if u like.

    Mitch,xx
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  87. Awesome interview! love your blog, very cute :)

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  88. I love that man. He is hilarious and so trendy. I really liked that he changed his blog for the better and stopped trashing so hard. He really seems like a cool person.

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  89. Hey i just found your blog love, and i love the great sense of your style.
    Can you follow me through bloglovin and i do the same back?

    Kiss

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  90. I loved reading this post and I like the photo with Blake Lively in it :)

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  91. Great person for an interview! Perez has made a transformation in more ways than one and I think a lot of people do not give him enough credit for that. I enjoyed reading this <3. Love your blog- thanks for visiting mine! :)

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  92. Wow! This is amazing!

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  93. I love the Fash Fame Game. Great interview. You rock.

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  94. This was such a great interview - you go girl!! Keep it coming with the great posts.

    xo
    Dana

    http://bigcity-farmgirl.blogspot.com/

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  95. Great interview!! it is always very inspiring to hear of the story of successful people ^__^

    xoxo
    Lizzo

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  96. great interview, perez is an incredible person, I really love him!!

    xx

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  97. I didn´t know him! Great interview!
    Su.

    Trendy Pastel

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  98. i love the interview and hes really a great personality!! :))

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  99. Great interview! I would have never thought the man behind the blog would seem so genuine!!
    And my email is laramc@nctv.com for the giveaway :)

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  100. That's awesome that you got to interview Perez! Your questions were great! My email is gottaloveememily@gmail.com

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  102. I definitely agree with you about Kat Graham. She has been looking amazing.

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  103. great interview, really enjoyed it

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  104. Oh man, I would have been so nervous too interviewing him, but you did awesome!!

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  105. Perez Hilton is beyond awesome!!!

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    I would love love love to win this :) ♥

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  106. Great interview!

    Arra
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  107. I love his honesty even if they're his friends! Great interview Anna it must have been exciting :)

    Anna xo

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  108. This is so exciting Anna, PerezHilton was the first blog I ever went to. Love how he has become such a fixture now in Hollywood you must have felt so good to interview such an influential blogger

    xoDale
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  109. You look so pretty! Im so jealous about that sunny weathers! I wanna wear dresses too:-) and great interview!

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  110. It was so refreshing to read something so positive and uplifting! @PeachyPains

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  111. What a positive and inspiring interview! PerezHilton.com was one of the first blogs I started reading on a daily basis.

    xx Jazmin

    jazmin@ivejustbegun.com

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  112. Great interview. Keep it coming.

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  113. It's spelled dreamt not drempt.......

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