Michael was a ‘free love hippie guy’

Paris Jackson, 24, opens up about more about her late father Michael Jackson and shares new, rare insights into the King of Pop.

The musician and model spoke to PopSugar about some of the lessons her famous father taught her before he passed away in 2009.

“I was raised by a free-love hippie guy, so we were taught that beauty comes from within — and I still believe that to this day,” Paris said in an interview published Thursday.

Her favorite way of expressing herself is through her many piercings and tattoos — most of which don’t hold any particular meaning, she admitted — but her final years in the fashion and entertainment industries have led her to appreciate the artistry of makeup .

“All the experiences I’ve had over the past few years have brought me to this point,” she says. “I appreciate the artistry behind it.”

She explained that growing up in the public eye as part of one of entertainment’s most famous families meant she had a complicated relationship with beauty.

“Recently, I’ve learned to deal with all of this through practicing self-love and affirmations and diving deeper into my spiritual life,” Jackson shared.

“It’s only in the last few years that I’ve started to feel really good about myself and my body, comfortable and everything. Those moments of self-love don’t come around 24/7, but the bad moments are becoming rarer.”

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Paris shared that her father helped her define beauty and taught her that beauty comes from within.
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Recently announced as the newest face of KVD Beauty, the blonde, blue-eyed beauty has been walking the runways and red carpets for years, but she wants to help redefine the beauty’s ‘standard template’ with her father’s guidance.

The Jackson children rarely speak about their father, but have shared scant tidbits from life with the music legend in recent years. Paris previously spoke about how her father inspired a strong work ethic and eclectic taste in music in his children.

“My dad was really good at making sure we were cultured, making sure we were educated, and not just showing us the glitz and glamor, like hotel hopping, five-star places,” she said Naomi Campbell in her YouTube series “No Filter.”

“Growing up it was all about earning stuff. If we wanted five toys from FAO Schwarz or Toys R Us, we had to read five books,” she said. “It’s about earning it, not just being entitled to certain things or thinking, ‘Oh, I have that.’ It’s like working for it, working hard for it – it’s, it’s something else entirely. It’s an achievement.”

When Campbell suggested that Paris was too famous to show up for modeling auditions, she insisted she “strongly believes I should earn everything.”

“I have to … I audition, I work hard, I study scripts, I do my thing,” she added.

Paris’ work ethic has proved fruitful as her career has picked up steam in recent years. Beyond the catwalks, the young star has worked on high fashion campaigns, released an album and toured.

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