The Material Girl went to Malawi, and Angela Jollie went to Botswana, and now it’s Rwanda’s turn to be the focus of a Hollywood celebrity wanting to play Miss Bountiful.

Yup, Paris Hilton plans to visit Rwanda.

Hilton says it’s all part of her new, postjail commitment to use her celebrity to bring the spotlight to what she feels are important causes around the world….

“There’s so much need in that area, and I feel like if I go, it will bring more attention to what people can do to help,” Hilton said of the region.

Making the Dose remark:

Having Exhausted North America’s Patience,

Paris Moves on to New Continent

Yup. That about says it all.

I guess I shouldn’t be cynical about a girl trying to get some good publicity after her DUI conviction. But you don’t “use” human beings as a prop for your goodness: charity should come from a loving heart with the wish to help, not a tour complete with a publicity expert.

Well, I guess at least she hasn’t adopted a “trophy baby” like other celebrities.

Of course, if she really wanted to help, she might try actually working.

I can see it now: The Simple LIfe meets  Worlds Apart.

I can’t wait to see her tilling sweetpotatoes and carrying a waterjug on her head…

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Nancy Reyes is a retired  physician living in the rural Philippines. Her webpage is Finest Kind Clinic and Fishmarket, and she writes about human rights problems in Zimbabwe at Makaipa blog.

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