Did Paris Hilton invent the selfie? The heiress took credit for the internet phenomenon back in 2017, and you may have a few questions. Hasn’t Paris Hilton not been a thing since 2005? Can one really create an entire concept of taking a self-obsessed photo of yourself? Kim Kardashian has a book with pages upon pages of selfies… isn’t she the selfie queen? The answer is no, yes, and a gentle reminder that it wasn’t too long ago that Kimmy was cleaning out Paris’s closet. Paris Hilton was the 2000s icon we didn’t know we needed, but did she really invent the selfie?