Paris Hilton turned to her mother to help persuade her boyfriend Cy Waits to appear on the socialite's new reality show, because he "hates" having cameras follow their every move.
The hotel heiress admits she had difficulty convincing Waits to sign up for The World According to Paris, so she reached out to her mum Kathy to corner the Las Vegas businessman.
Paris tells U.S. talk show host Jay Leno, "He hates cameras, he's not used to all the paparazzi. He hated it.
"I called my mum. I said, 'Mum, will you please call him right now and help this situation?' And he's not gonna say no to my mum, he's not dumb!"
The World According to Paris premieres in America on Wednesday (01Jun11).