Paris Hilton reflects on photo of herself, Britney Spears, and Lindsay Lohan infamously dubbed the 'bimbo summit': 'I didn't love the wording, but my bangs looked super cute'

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Paris Hilton reflects on photo of herself, Britney Spears, and Lindsay Lohan infamously dubbed the 'bimbo summit': 'I didn't love the wording, but my bangs looked super cute'
A photo of Paris Hilton, Lindsey Lohan, and Britney Spears was infamously dubbed the "bimbo summit" in 2006.John Sciulli/WireImage/Getty Images, George Pimentel/WireImage/Getty Images, Nick Harvey/WireImage/Getty Images,
  • Paris Hilton has reflected on the infamous photo of her with Britney Spears, and Lindsay Lohan.
  • It made the cover of the New York Post accompanied by the headline "Bimbo summit" in 2006.
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Paris Hilton has shared her thoughts on the infamous photograph of her, Britney Spears, and Lindsay Lohan from 2006.

Writing in her recently released autobiography, "Paris: The Memoir," Hilton reflected on both the night the picture was taken and its legacy after it made the cover of the New York Post accompanied by the headline "Bimbo summit."

The 42-year-old DJ recounted that before the picture was taken by paparazzi, all three had been at a party in a friend's bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel. She wrote that as she and Spears were "bored," they decided to leave and head back to the hotel heiress' own house.

"These people didn't want us to leave, because — let's be real — I know how this sounds, but if you had Britney Spears and Paris Hilton at your party, would you want them to leave?" Hilton wrote.

Hilton said she pulled Spears into a bathroom and demonstrated her party "trick" of popping out the window screen so that the two could surreptitiously climb out. After they made their escape, Hilton wrote that they "ran down an alley, and the second we came around the corner, we were swarmed by paparazzi."

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After getting themselves camera-ready by reapplying lip gloss and tweaking their hair, they made their way to their car, and just as Hilton was getting quizzed by the paparazzi about her alleged feud with Lohan, the "Parent Trap" star appeared with Hilton's publicist and friend, Elliot Mintz.

While Lohan assured the photographers that the two were good friends, Mintz brought her over to the car and opened the passenger door for her.

"She got in, and Britney kind of wedged up on the middle thing where, ideally, you would put your purse," Hilton wrote. "On a video that captured this moment, there's a collective gasp, and then one of the paps says, 'Oh, this is gonna be classic!' And they go at it, snapping their asses off, holding their cameras over the hood of the car."

When the paparazzi were eventually done photographing and videoing the moment, Hilton said they drove away, unfazed.

"The next day, the iconic shot of Britney, Lindsay, and me ran on the cover of the New York Post with the words 'bimbo summit' in gigantic type under our faces," she continued.

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"I didn't love the wording, but my bangs looked super cute. How often can you nail that, really? Bangs are tricky."

She added: "The pap was right; it was an instant classic."

Paris Hilton reflects on photo of herself, Britney Spears, and Lindsay Lohan infamously dubbed the 'bimbo summit': 'I didn't love the wording, but my bangs looked super cute'
Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan, pictured here in 2004.Chris Weeks/WireImage/Getty Images

The mother-of-one wrote that she still enjoys seeing the photo as it has become so iconic, but has difficulty understanding "what motivated everyone who piled onto that headline with nothing to gain but the brittle satisfaction of a bully."

Hilton referred to an article by Joy Saha in Nylon, titled "Paris, Britney, & Lindsay: The Triumph of the Bimbo Summit," which was published on the 15th anniversary of the photo being taken and discussed how all three 2000s icons had reclaimed the narratives after being painted "bimbos" by the media.

As Hilton pointed out, in 2021: "I'd just gotten married and was running a massive media and lifestyle conglomerate. Britney had recently ended the outrageous 13-year conservatorship that exerted control over her finances and personal life. Lindsay had just gotten engaged and was working on a professional comeback."

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