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Nicole Richie - "Nylon" August 2007

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Nicole Richie is the August 2007 cover girl for Nylon Magazine! The 25-year-old Simple Life star dishes on being a celebrity and a role model as well as fer run-in with the law.

On her omnipresence created by the media: “I don’t have a clue why I’m famous. I didn’t make myself famous… You’re doing it. I think people just want to say, ‘Oh, she doesn’t have a job she doesn’t do anything.’ They get off on that. But I do have a job, like everyone else.”

On her 2003 stint in rehab following a heroin-possession arrest: “When I pictured heroin, I pictured some crazy crackhead with no shoes under a bridge. You never think that is going to be you. And it never was me. I was never under a bridge, and I always had shoes.”

On setting an example for her fans: “I don’t walk around pretending that I’m perfect, so I don’t think anyone should hold me to that. The dangerous thing is that there are 16 -, 17 -, 18 –year-olds that people consider to be role models. I’m so happy I wasn’t famous back then… You’d think I was the f****** devil.”

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