More than 85,000 people have applied to become Paris Hilton's new BFF (best friend forever) in a reality TV search featuring the controversial socialite, dpa reported.
The MTV reality show will begin production next month, but over the past five months the internet has served as Hilton's casting agent by having candidates post profiles and videos on the show's web site.
The website has logged more than 6 million page views by interested parties. Would-be companions for the 27-year-old must post videos on the website for the MTV show Paris Hilton's My New BFF, with 20 finalists to be chosen by an online vote.
They will then move into a house with Hilton, learning "normal girl stuff" like fashion and shopping.
"I just want to see the contestants and see how they are," Hilton said. "I don't care if it's a boy or a girl, just as long as its someone I can trust, someone I can have fun with and just someone who's going to be able to like handle all the other things that are going to come with being my best friend."