Paris Hilton's documentary trailer shows a different side of the star

We are used to equating Paris Hilton with fun, partying, and a bit of, well, dare we say, blondeness? Oh, of course there's the fact that she's mega-wealthy, being the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton. But it turns out there is a lot more to Hilton behind the hair extensions and designer fashions. As she reveals in a new documentary, This Is Paris, she is also a survivor of a childhood trauma (via People). 

"I feel like the world thinks they know me," Hilton says in the just-released trailer for the YouTube Originals documentary. In the revealing footage, the former reality star also admits she is so used to playing a character, she struggles to be normal. "I don't even know who I am sometimes," she chillingly adds, also confessing that the perfect life we are led to believe she has, is in fact, mostly an act, and she is only "sometimes" happy (via BuzzFeed).

So what is the trauma Paris Hilton endured?

While Hilton doesn't specifically say what the trauma was in the trailer, she bravely shares that something happened during her childhood, which she has never talked about before. Some have speculated the events took place while Hilton attended a boarding school in Utah. In the trailer, we see Hilton talking to her mom, Kathy, and saying, "I couldn't tell you guys because every time I tried, I would get punished by them. I still have nightmares about it..."

The starlet says she got through the scarring experience by dreaming about who she would become one day, and presumably, that is the "character" we know and love (sometimes love to hate) of Paris Hilton.

This Is Paris, which was directed by Emmy-winning director Alexandra Dean according to People, premiers on September 14 on YouTube. At that time, viewers will, "meet the real Paris Hilton for the very first time." We will follow along as Hilton goes on "a journey of healing and reflection, reclaiming her true identity along the way."

Paris, we are supporting you every step of the way!