- 1 Who is Paris Dylan?
- 2 How rich is she, as of now? Net Worth and Assets
- 3 Early Life, Family, Nationality, Ethnicity
- 4 Professional Career as a Model
- 5 MTV’s “Catfish: The TV Show”
- 6 Catfish Scandal
- 7 Victims of Catfishing
- 8 Appearance and Vital Statistics
- 9 Personal Life: Boyfriend Don McLean
- 10 Who is Her Boyfriend? Don McLean Short Wiki/Bio
Who is Paris Dylan?
Paris Roxanne Dylan was born on the 21st February of 1994 under the sign of Pisces, in Riverside, California USA. She is a 25-year-old model and reality TV star, who reached popularity after being cast in the second season of MTV’s show “Catfish”. She is also known somewhat controversially as the girlfriend of famous singer and songwriter Don McLean.
How rich is she, as of now? Net Worth and Assets
Paris Dylan’s net worth is over $500,000, earned from her career as a model, and from various advertisements and brand deals.
Her net worth also includes a BMW car. Moreover, Paris probably shares the wealth of her famous boyfriend Don McLean, which is over $8 million.
Early Life, Family, Nationality, Ethnicity
Paris Dylan was raised in her hometown of Riverside in California by her parents. She is the elder sister of Courtney Crone, who is a well-known professional racecar driver. Paris has American nationality and belongs to Caucasian ethnicity.
Professional Career as a Model
Paris developed her love for modeling at a very young age. Thanks to her acclaimed body shape and beauty, Paris has been working as a freelance model since the age of 17, but has also been represented by a modeling agency based in Palm Desert, California. She featured in The Chivery’s campaign for its Black Friday collection.
MTV’s “Catfish: The TV Show”
In 2012, Paris made an appearance in the second season of the reality “Catfish: The TV Show”, aired on the MTV network.
She apparently appeared just to prove that she is the real Paris Dylan, since many people stole her photos to catfish others. Catfishing is a fraudulent activity which ‘hacks’ a person’s identity for illegal purposes.
In 2010, Paris Dylan caught the media’s attention after being caught up in a catfish scandal with Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen, a professional basketball player. According to reports, after receiving his message on Facebook, Paris replied and they started chatting, and in the coming period they even shared explicit messages and photos.
Thereafter, she met another person named Tom Taylor, who introduced himself as Chris’ best friend, and persuaded Paris to finally meet Chris in person. They eventually met each other and after spending a weekend together, Taylor and Chris started threatening her because she did not want to steal the password and code of another basketball player, so they could hack him. Afterwards, she finally confessed to her mother everything what had been going on.
Victims of Catfishing
In 2012, Chris Andersen was contacted about the case by media, but he refused to give an interview, sending his lawyer instead. His lawyer stated Chris got an e-mail from her mother, who claimed she knew Paris and they had spent the weekend together. Moreover, he also said Paris lied about her age, claiming she was 21 instead of 17. The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) eventually started an investigation, and it was discovered that messages from both Paris and Chris were moderated and changed by a third person, named Shelley Chartier.
She created the fake profile of Tom Taylor to blackmail them, so Chris Andersen was just a victim of catfishing. The woman received an 18-month prison sentence. Additionally, Paris once again appeared in MTV’s “Catfish: The TV Show”.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
- Long dark brown hair
- Dark brown eyes
- Height – 5ft 5ins (1.65m)
- Weight – 121lbs (55kgs)
- Vital Statistics – 36-24-36
- Bra Size – 34D
- Shoe Size – 8.5 (US)
Personal Life: Boyfriend Don McLean
Paris Dylan has been dating Don McLean since 2016 – he is currently aged 73, which makes him 48 years older than Paris. The couple confirmed their relationship via photos posted on her official social media accounts. Their current residence is in Los Angeles, California.
Who is Her Boyfriend? Don McLean Short Wiki/Bio
Donald ‘Don’ McLean III was born on the 2nd October of 1945 under the sign of Libra, in New Rochelle, New York State USA, and is a legendary singer and songwriter. He was raised by his father, Donald McLean, and mother Elizabeth Bucci.
Don went to Iona Preparatory School, and upon matriculation in 1963, enrolled in Iona College’s night school, from which he graduated with a BA degree in Business Administration.
Don McLean’s career started in 1969, when he recorded his debut studio album “Tapestry”, which was rejected more than 70 times by various labels until it was finally released via Mediarts. His breakthrough came two years later, when out came his second studio album, “American Pie”, released by United Artists Records.
It topped the US Billboard 200 chart, while the title song “Vincent (Starry Starry Night)” topped the Billboard Hot 100. He has since released 20 studio albums and 16 singles, but none achieved the same success as “American Pie”. Thanks to his accomplishments, Don McLean was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2004. He is also the recipient of the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Life Time Achievement award. In January 2018, his songs “American Pie” with five million airplays and “Vincent (Starry Starry Night)” with three million airplays were certified by BMI.
— ?Paris (@Paris5503) November 9, 2019
Personal Life before His Relationship with Paris Dylan
Don McLean had already been married twice before he started dating Paris. He was married to Carol Sauvion from 1969 to 1972; she is a crafts scholar, founder of the non-profit organization ‘Craft in America’, and producer of the PBS documentary series of the same name. Don later married Patricia Shnier in 1987, and she gave birth to their two children, named Jackie and Wyatt; they also have two grandchildren. However, they divorced in 2016.