It was unfair of us to think that Paris Hilton thought the credit crunch was some sort of fattening snack. Turns out she has an even blonder understanding of the economic situation, which involves her one-woman mission to shop us out of disaster. That's right, Paris's Operation Recession Rescue began just before Christmas when she splurged an estimated $250,000 on a custom-made baby pink Bentley. Picture the tears shed by designers at the world's most stylish car manufacturer as they were presented with a pink Barbie car and asked to replicate the baby pink leather interiors and hub caps monogrammed with the initials PH. Paris trilled, "I love it, it's so pretty. I've just always wanted a pink car. I think when you're a little girl and you have the Barbie Corvette you're like, 'I wish I had a car like this one.' So I think it's just being a fan of Barbie for so long." But she wasn't going to stop there, not when there was a world to save from economic meltdown. She hot-tailed it to Melbourne, where as well as hosting an NYE dance party she splurged $3844 in a 40-minute shopping spree, a heroic $100-a-minute. Paris's mission statement? "I'm in Australia, and I think it's important to help out, you know, the economy out here, and everywhere in the world." What would we do without her?
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