Paris on Election: 'The Best Man Won'

Paris on Election: 'The Best Man Won'
Paris Hilton and Barack Obama
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11/07/2008 AT 10:20 AM EST

Paris Hilton may have lost her "bid" to become president, but she couldn't be happier for the President-elect Barack Obama.

"The best man won," she told PEOPLE at the premiere of her new movie, Repo! The Genetic Opera in Las Vegas. "I'm so thrilled. I love Barack and I think he's amazing."

Hilton was suddenly thrust into the political arena when then-presidential-hopeful John McCain put out an ad comparing her to Obama. She later recorded a series of spoof videos – even launching her own bid to become "fake president." (Her first order of business would have been to paint the White House pink, she said in one clip.)

"The world is definitely a better place now," she said of the election results. "There's a lot of change and a lot of hope coming. That's a very good thing."
– Mark Gray
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