Paris Hilton is a socialite. She can walk around with a Chihuahua sticking out her hand bag and she starts a fashion trend. Even as far out as in Nairobi tiny pedigree dogs have become accessories. Socialite is an elitist tag that is based on a prestigious education, a prominent family name, high brow breeding and the wealth to justify the acceptance into a list of ‘so rich they have to be tolerated’.
Basically, a socialite is a rich person who is unemployed and the life of the high society party scene. They ooze class and are celebrated as high end consumers who generally know how to entertain. A third generation member of the Kenyatta family, who loves to party and splurge cash, would be considered a socialite.
Therefore, when you keep coming across the term loosely attached to groupies in local showbiz pages, it makes one want to scream. A girl shows up at the right party, displaying parts, angling for a press shot. Since the local paps can’t figure out her background, they label her a socialite which is simply a polite way of saying, “Who is this floozy who is just popular for being around Prezzo?”