"I'm not the same person I was," she said. "I used to act dumb. It was an act. I am 26 years old, and that act is no longer cute. It is not who I am, nor do I want to be that person for the young girls who looked up to me. I know now that I can make a difference, that I have the power to do that. I have been thinking that I want to do different things when I am out of here. I have become much more spiritual. God has given me this new chance."
She has had a person whom she described as a spiritual adviser who said, "My spirit or soul did not like the way I was being seen and that is why I was sent to jail." "God," she said, "has released me."
She is reading newspapers — The LA Times and the Wall Street Journal — and books like "The Secret," "The Power of Now" and the Bible.
Who am I to judge? Look, if Paris Hilton had an epiphanic experience this weekend and embraced God...then Praise the Lord. The witness of her transformation could end up being an amazing example for young girls: "I used to be a vacuous spoiled brat, but look what God did for me..."
Hey...I'll pray for that and for the first time I find myself rooting for Paris. But for now, I'll settle for this:
Her mother had earlier told me that Paris said, "I will never again have a drink and drive."