Paris Jackson has said she wants to become a heart surgeon so she can help people. During a candid interview with the brand-new Mail on Sunday Event magazine, she also gushed about her deceased father, Michael Jackson, giving insight into what it was like growing up with a superstar as a father.
Although he was known as the King of Pop, Michael Jackson was frequently scrutinized for his apparently strange behavior, especially when it came to his three children: Prince Michael, 16; Paris, 14; and Blanket, 11.
Prince and Paris are Jackson’s two children with his ex-wife Debbie Rowe, and Blanket was born with the help of a surrogate mother.
Until recently, Jackson’s middle child kept a shrine of her father in her bedroom. She has been the most publicly vocal of MJ’s children and has even lashed out against other family members on Twitter.
Paris’ adoration of her father is clear. In the Event magazine interview, the Los Angeles teenager explained what it was like to love and to be loved by Jackson: “I have lots of memories of my father. He was an incredible father. We all loved him to death. He’d try to educate us as much as he could and was always looking out for us. He was very protective.”
Paris also explained why MJ used to make the children wear masks in public. “He didn’t want anyone to see what we looked like,” she said. “That way we could have what he didn’t, which was a normal childhood.”
The teen also told an adoring anecdote about her father, explaining how he would turn a hotel bedroom into a movie theater with the help of a portable projector and a white sheet.
While Paris has inherited her father’s passion for music, she doesn’t plan on following in his footsteps. Instead, she revealed she wanted to become a heart surgeon.
“I want to help people, that’s it,” she told Event magazine.
Paris and her older brother are expected to take the stand in court, as Katherine Jackson, MJ's mother, has filed a $40 billion wrongful-death civil lawsuit against AEG Live, the company responsible for promoting the singer’s “This Is It” tour.
Katherine Jackson has accused AEG Live of “putting its desire for massive profits from the tour over the health and safety of Michael Jackson” in court documents, as Forbes reported.