Meghan Markle Admits to Judging Paris Hilton for Growing Up ‘Pretty’

Meghan Markle sat down with Paris Hilton this week for an episode of her podcast, and they talked about the archetype of a “bimbo.”

Markle confessed later to Variety that she went into the discussion with negative opinions of the heiress.

Markle explained, “I was embarrassed to admit it, but I’ve had a judgment about her that’s based on everything I’ve seen, and I don’t like to come from a place of judgment.” She added, “But I also didn’t grow up pretty.”

Hilton’s appearance on “Archetypes” was meant to be a “humanization of her” and not a “defense” of her.

Markle explained, “I grew up as the smart one. So much of what I ended up thinking about when I thought about Paris was envy and judgment – two of the most dangerous things. But then you hear about her trauma and her life and her buying into this persona.”

“I don’t care what situation you’re in – if a 16-year-old boy or girl, or a woman in the workplace, feels objectified or dehumanized because their character is misrepresented, I hope everyone listening with an open mind could come away thinking, ‘Could I just actually consider for a second that there’s a person there?'”

Hilton, pictured in Mumbai after she landed for the premiere of her new fragrance, Ruby Rush, was sent to a residential school as a teenager.

There, she was subjected to neglect and abuse, which she has opened up about over the past two years.