‘It wasn’t always glitz and glam’ Michael Jackson’s daughter in rare childhood insight

Paris Jackson discusses travelling the world as a child

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Paris Jackson, 22, has addressed her life growing up as the daughter of the late superstar Michael Jackson, in a candid interview with model Naomi Campbell, 50, in her YouTube series No Filter. The young musician has shared that although she grew up with undeniable privilege, her father always ensured she did not take things for granted.

We saw everything

Paris Jackson

She revealed: “My dad was really good about making sure we were cultured, making sure we were educated, and not just showing us like the glitz and glam, like hotel hopping, five-star places.

“It was also like, we saw everything. We saw third world countries. We saw every part of the spectrum.”

Naomi mentioned how important it is to see “how the other half live”, as the supermodel revealed she first met Paris when she was only a “baby”.

The 50-year-old shared: “I know when I first met you, you were definitely very little. 

“You were so sweet and polite and lovely.”

Paris was 11-years-old when her father Michael died back in 2009.

She has an older brother, Prince, 24, and a younger half-brother, Prince Michael Jackson II (Blanket). 

Naomi also talked about Paris’ modelling career which has gone from strength to strength over the years. 


The latter divulged: “I’d been told for a long time, with my height and my genetic make-up that I could pursue modelling. 

“So I decided to finally take that advice and start modelling. I felt at the time that would be the most effective way to grow my platform so I could use it for good.”

Paris said she is a “full believer” in “earning” her own success and has worked hard to get where she is today.

The singer shared how even as a child, she would have to make an effort to complete certain tasks if she wanted to buy toys.

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Paris explained: ”Even growing up it was about earning stuff. If we wanted five toys from FAO Schwarz or Toys ‘R’ Us, we had to read five books. 

‘It’s earning it, not just being entitled to certain things or thinking, ‘Oh I got this’.

“It’s like working for it, working hard for it, it’s something else entirely. It’s an accomplishment.”

The actress has previously spoken about their childhood on her Facebook Watch series Unfiltered: Paris Jackson & Gabriel Glenn.

The 22-year-old recalled how thanks to the enormity of Michael’s success as a performer, he was rarely left unsupervised as a child.

Paris recalled: “He would be in the studio and he’d look outside, and he’d see kids on the playground, and he couldn’t do that.”

However, Michael realised that for his kids, he wanted a different and healthier life for them growing up.

She continued: “He didn’t want that for us, so we wore masks.”

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