Paris Hilton's My New BFF (season 1)

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Paris Hilton's My New BFF
Paris Hilton's My New BFF (title frame - season 1).jpg
Title frame
Format Competitive reality show
Created by Jed Elinoff (concept)
Scott Thomas (concept)
Developed by Michael Hirschorn
Stella Bulochnikov Stolper
Paris Hilton
Directed by Peter Ney
Jeanne Yugar[citation needed]
Starring Paris Hilton
Opening theme "My BFF" by Paris Hilton
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 10 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Michael Hirschorn
Stella Bulochnikov Stolper
Paris Hilton
Jason Moore
Chris Choun
Douglas M. Wilson
Tony DiSanto
Liz Gateley
Editor(s) Ramin Mortazavi
John Brookbank
Asaf Eisenburg
Chip Farnham
Buzz Chatman
Running time

60 Minutes (including commercials)

42 minutes (not including commercials)
Production company(s) Ish Entertainment
MTV
Broadcast
Original channel MTV
Original run September 30, 2008 (2008-09-30) – December 2, 2008 (2008-12-02)
Chronology
Followed by Paris Hilton's British Best Friend
Related shows The Simple Life
External links
Website

The first season of Paris Hilton's My New BFF, also known simply as My New BFF and Paris Hilton's American Best Friend Forever internationally, premiered in the United States on September 30, 2008 and is the first incarnation of the My New BFF franchise.[1] 16 women and 2 men competed in challenges in an attempt to become her new best friend.[2]

Though Hilton was forbidden from revealing the winner before the show had fully aired, she had on two separate occasions accidentally referred to the winner as a "she," first on the September 25, 2008 airing of the Late Show with David Letterman, and again on the October 7, 2008 airing of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, thus inadvertently narrowing down the contestants.[3]

On December 2, 2008, it was revealed in the finale that Brittany Flickinger became Paris' BFF.[4]

Contestant Selections[edit]

Prior to production, a website was set up for potential contestants to submit their videos on why they should be Paris' BFF, and casting sessions were also set up. Initially, the 18 people with the highest votes from other users would go on the show. However, the 10 contestants with the most amount of votes went on while the other 8 were selected by the producers.

Elimination Table[edit]

Contestants Episodes
1[a] 2 3 4 5[b] 6 7 8[c] 9 10[d]
Brittany SAFE SAFE PET PET LOW WIN SAFE LOW SAFE BFF
Vanessa PET SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE PET LOW WIN TTYS
Shelley SAFE LOW SAFE WIN WIN SAFE SAFE LOW TTYS
Corrie SAFE WIN SAFE LOW PET SAFE LOW LOW TTYS
Lauren SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE LOW SAFE TTYN
Kayley SAFE PET SAFE SAFE LOW WIN TTYS BACK
Kiki LOW SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN TTYN BACK
Natasha SAFE SAFE LOW SAFE TTYN BACK
Zui SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE TTYN
Onch SAFE WIN SAFE TTYS BACK
Bryan SAFE SAFE TTYN
Sinsu SAFE SAFE TTYN
Baje SAFE TTYN BACK
Michelle TTYN
Athena TTYN
Erin TTYN
Francisca TTYN
Trisha TTYN
Paris Hilton's New BFF: Brittany Flickinger attending a party at "The Kress," Hollywood, CA on 02/06/2009
^[a] During the first elimination in episode 1, there was no discussion. Athena, Erin, Francisca, and Trisha were eliminated outside of panel.
^[b] During the first elimination in episode 5, everyone was up for discussion. The contestants shaded in blue and red were up for discussion in the second elimination.
^[c] Beginning in episode 8, every contestant would be up for elimination.
^[d] In episode 10, during elimination Paris left the rooftop where panel was held. Brittany and Vanessa were drove to two different places. Vanessa arrived at a hotel room. There was a note that said she was eliminated.
Key
     The contestant is a female.
     The contestant is a male.
     The contestant became Paris' new BFF.
     The contestant won the episode's challenge and was safe from elimination.
     The contestant won the challenge, was safe from elimination, and was made the pet.
     The contestant was still wearing the Pet from the previous episode, and won the challenge.
     The contestant was made the pet and was safe from elimination.
     The contestant was made the pet by another contestant and was up for elimination.
     The contestant won the challenge, was in the bottom and safe, and was made a pet.
     The contestant was not eliminated in that episode.
     The contestant was in the bottom, replaced with someone else, and therefore was safe.
     The contestant was up for elimination, but was safe.
     The contestant was eliminated by another contestant.
     The contestant was eliminated.
     The contestant was eliminated outside of panel.
     The contestant is a guest.
    The contestant won the episode's challenge and was up for elimination.
TTYN – Talk To You Never, the goodbye message for eliminated contestants. Paris never said "TTYN" to Shelley, Corrie, Onch, or Vanessa when they were eliminated. She said "TTYS" (Talk To You Soon) to Vanessa after her elimination. And finally, she said "Sayonara!" after Bryan and Sinsu were eliminated, as they were in Japan along with Brittany and Natasha.
BFF – Best Friend Forever, what Paris was looking for through the show.

Contestants[edit]

Rank Name Eliminated Reason for elimination Episode eliminated
1 Brittany Flickinger
Winner
on December 2, 2008.
2 Vanessa Fontana
Runner-Up
on December 2, 2008.
Specific reason not stated on air. Implication that Paris had a better connection with Brittany. Episode 10
3 Corrie Loftin
Eliminated 16th
on November 25, 2008.
Paris felt that she cared more about herself than friendship. Episode 9
4 Shelley Burkett
Eliminated 15th
on November 25, 2008.
Did not seem sad when she was "sent home" in the fake elimination challenge, thus making Paris feel like she would be happier back home.
5 Lauren Stone
Eliminated 14th
on November 18, 2008.
Onch – who returned along with other eliminated BFF's for a special challenge – had told Paris that she was not cooperative during the challenge. The other BFF's, except Shelley, had bad attitudes toward her as well. Episode 8
6 Kayley Gable
Eliminated 13th
on November 11, 2008.
Paris felt that she would bring too much drama to her life.3 Episode 7
7 Erica "Kiki" Duarte
Eliminated 12th
on November 4, 2008.
Performed badly in the showgirl challenge, and Paris felt she didn't take it seriously. She had a bad attitude towards the other contestants, and she was disrespectful to Paris by smirking during elimination. Episode 6
8 Natasha Komis
Eliminated 11th
on October 28, 2008.
Had an ongoing attitude problem, and performed badly in the 7 Minutes in Heaven challenge. She also disrespected Paris by saying that the challenge was foolish.[5] Episode 5 (Part two)
9 Zui Watts
Eliminated 10th
on October 28, 2008.
Made physical threats towards Corrie earlier after Corrie made a racist remark.2 Episode 5 (Part one)
10 Nelson "Onch" Chung
Eliminated 9th
on October 21, 2008.
Was voted the second fakest contestant (behind Corrie), and Paris thought he was playing a game and had "issues". Episode 4
11–12 Bryan Gallagher
Eliminated 7th/ 8th
on October 14, 2008.
Was too shy, quiet and spoke a little bit. Episode 3
Sinsu Co Drank and partied too heavily.
13 Baje Fletcher
Eliminated 6th
on October 7, 2008.
Performed badly in the 24-hour party challenge, was anti-social, did not get along well with other contestants and was disrespectful to Paris by laughing during elimination. Episode 2
14 Michelle Kopasz
Eliminated 5th
on September 30, 2008.
Did not trust Paris's makeover suggestion. Episode 1 (Part two)
15–18 Athena Georgiadias
Eliminated 1st/ 4th
on September 30, 2008.
Did not give a good first impression to Paris.1 Episode 1 (Part one)
Erin Newberg
Francisca Ovalle
Trisha Hershberger
  1. ^ They was eliminated outside of panel.
  2. ^ She was eliminated by Corrie, who was instructed by Paris to choose a contestant to leave.
  3. ^ She was initially not up for discussion. Shelley and Corrie were, but Paris felt that Shelley – who was picked for elimination by Vanessa – did not deserve to be up for elimination. She was then asked to switch spots with Kayley.

DVD Releases[edit]

Thus far, the only DVD release confirmed for the franchise is this season, in Australia, on September 29, 2010.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Who wants to be Paris Hilton's new best friend?". Reuters. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Paris' Search for a New BFF!". Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Paris Hilton finds new "best friend"". Reuters. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Paris Hilton Picks A New BFF This Tuesday Night". Crushable. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  5. ^ De Leon, Kris. "Paris Hilton's My New BFF: Natasha Komis Still Friends with Paris". Buddy TV. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "My New BFF (Paris Hilton's) – Season 1 (2 Disc Set)". EzyDVD. Retrieved July 18, 2010. 

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