Paris Jackson is back in the spotlight as she covers the Volume II, Music issue of Teen Vogue. Photographed by Hedi Slimane, the daughter of Michael Jackson gets her closeup in a black and white shot. Inside the magazine, Paris wears vintage styles including a denim jacket, fur coat and floral print dress.
“I honestly used to have no motivation whatsoever to be in the public eye; it scared me. I’ve seen what it can do to people, [and] plenty get hurt. But after a long time of thinking, I started to really see the kind of impact I already have on people, how I was born with a platform, and I didn’t want to waste it. There are so many people who work their entire lives to create a platform and mine was just handed to me…. Why not use it for something important? So many people right now are so focused on what kind of shoes this person has, the designer purse they carry, what car they drive, [or] whether they wear the same outfit more than once. I want to use my platform for something other than that. I want to actually make a difference. So everything that I’m doing—the acting, the modeling—it’s all just to grow my platform so I can use my voice for things that matter.” – Paris Jackson on becoming more of a public figure.
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