Paris Hilton is nothing like the vacuous blonde bimbo she's portrayed as in Europe, according to her new Swedish boyfriend.
Alex Vaggo was a tourist in Los Angeles when he met the socialite at a party in August (07) and he reveals he was taken by her sweet nature and her compassion - as well as her looks.
Vaggo, who is now on the verge of becoming a top model, thanks to his girlfriend's help, says, "I love that she's a down-to-earth person who cares about real people and real problems in the world.
"She's totally different from her public image. She's smart, focused and beautiful. I'm very impressed with her."
And Vaggo hopes his romance with Hilton lasts longer than her other flings with heirs and millionaires.
He tells Life + Style magazine, "It's early, we're still getting to know each other, and I love spending time with her. Anyone would be lucky to be around someone like Paris."