Jackaay, Jaret, and Vanessa were the final three contestants going into the finale of I Want To Be A Hilton. As a way of narrowing it down to the final two, each contestant gets the opportunity to spend some alone time with Kathy Hilton. Jaret reads a touching poem to Kathy that put her in tears. Jackaay gets emotional with Kathy by telling Kathy about her parent’s separation. On the other hand, Vanessa keeps it more professional by talking about her goals and dreams of getting into fashion design.
The remaining two finalists must prepare to give the speech of their lifetime at a dinner party thrown by Kathy Hilton. They are trained in pronunciation and writing and while getting ready for the big night are pampered with spa treatments. As if they weren’t already nervous enough they are surprised by a loved one from home, who will finish this journey with them and possibly witness the moment that changes their life. The lucky winner receives a $200,000 trust fund, a year in an apartment in NY, season tickets to the opera and museum, access to Mrs. Hilton’s rolodex, jewelry and wardrobe. The I Want To Be A Hilton season finale airs on Tuesday, August 9, 2005 at 9P.M. ET on NBC.
NBC’s Kathy Hilton introduces the "I Want to be a Hilton" contestants to the world of sports and fitness, beginning with a workout at New York’s Sports Club/LA on the Upper East side (Tuesday, July 19, 9-10 p.m. ET).
NBC’s Kathy Hilton, fashion designer Cynthia Rowley and model Frederique Van Der Whal, greet the "I Want to be a Hilton" contestants at a luncheon and give them pointers in fashion and style. Hilton reorganizes teams "Park" and "Madison" for their next task: to create a fashion line and model their clothes in a fashion show, on NBC’s "I Want to be a Hilton" (Tuesday, July 12 , 9-10 p.m. ET).
NBC’s Kathy Hilton whisks the "I Want to be a Hilton" contestants away via helicopter to her Southampton home for their second task, where they learn the importance of ‘giving back’ by organizing a charity auction to benefit the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to raise money for breast cancer research. Joining them are Hilton’s famed daughters, Paris and Nicky, who take the contestants out on the town to promote the days events on NBC’s "I Want to be a Hilton" (Tuesday, June 28, 9-10 p.m. ET).
Fourteen contestants from across the country have been invited to New York, to be groomed for New York society by Kathy Hilton. Divided into teams, "Madison" and "Park," they will live in suites at the luxurious and historic Melrose Hotel.
Who wants to be a Hilton? They do. Kathy Hilton, matriarch of one of the most ubiquitous families in the world welcomes 14 eager contestants from all over the United States, as they join together in the heart of New York City to compete on NBC’s unscripted series "I Want to be a Hilton" premiering Tuesday, June 21, 9-10 p.m. ET. The eclectic young cast ranges from a singing beauty queen, septic tank installer and Las Vegas showgirl, to a ranch hand and a synchronized swimmer, all competing for an extravagant prize package including a $200,000 trust fund, new apartment, wardrobe and the opportunity to live the high life, ala a Hilton for a year.
I WANT TO BE A HILTON (premiering with consecutive episodes on Tuesday, June 21, 8-9 p.m. ET and 9-10 p.m. ET; regular time Tuesdays, 9-10 p.m. ET) ? "I Want to Be a Hilton" is a fresh, humorous — and sometimes poignant ode to the glamour and style of New York as reflected by its host and mentor Kathy Hilton, matriarch of one of the most ubiquitous families in the world.
NBC has announced that it will offer new programming this summer. One of the unscripted series that is set to launch will be called "I Want to Be a Hilton." NBC describes the series as "a fresh, humorous and sometimes poignant ode to the glamour and style of New York as reflected by its host and mentor Kathy Hilton — matriarch of one of the most ubiquitous families in the world."