As a result of the American version success on January 29 2009 Paris Hilton's British Best Friend a spin-off began airing on ITV2 in England. She has appeared in several lists compiled by magazines such as Maxim FHM as well as Stuff. " On September 21 2010 while travelling to a press conference in Tokyo to promote fashion and fragrance lines Hilton and her sister Nicky were stopped by immigration officers at Narita Airport Japan because of Hilton's conviction for drug possession a day earlier.
She later starred in the series Paris Hilton's My New BFF (2008) and its two spin-offs Paris Hilton's British Best Friend (2009) and Paris Hilton's Dubai BFF (2009). For her notoriety as a socialite Hilton was hailed by the media as "New York's leading It Girl" in 2001. Hilton gained significant notoriety for a sex tape which was released shortly before the premiere of the reality series The Simple Life (2003) which was a huge success and brought Hilton and co-star Nicole Richie to an international recognition.