Hotel heiress Paris Hilton's embarassing internet sex tape has helped propel her to the esteemed honour as Most Eligible Woman in the World 2004.

American magazine FHM listed the socialite-turned-reality TV star as the ideal single girl, ahead of AMANDA HEARST, Lydia Hearst-SHAW, Ivanka Trump, Lauren Bush, ATHINA ONASSIS ROUSSEL and GEORGINA BLOOMBERG.

Hilton is set to net $10 million (GBP5.5 million) next year (04) from her main projects, including a sequel to reality TV show The Simple Life, a pop album, a book, a clothing line and endorsement deals, as well as her estimated $30 million (GBP16.6 million) inheritance.

05/02/2004 00:04