Paris Jackson Surgeon Dreams: King of Pop’s Daughter Talks of Future

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Monday, 15 Apr 2013 08:44 AM

By Michael Mullins

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Paris Jackson, Michael Jackson's only daughter, said she plans to pursue a career in medicine and use her late father's fortune to restore the Neverland estate so that sick and underprivileged children can enjoy it, the Daily Mail reported.

In an interview with Britain's Event Magazine, the 15-year-old daughter of the "King of Pop" recounted her childhood with Jackson and laid out her life goals, which do not include making it big in show business like her dad.

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"I want to help people. That’s it," Jackson said, telling the magazine she hopes to one day become a heart surgeon.

"I have lots of memories of my father. He was an incredible father," Paris said. "We all loved him to death."

Paris, along with her brothers Prince, 16, and Blanket, 11, have been raised by the family matriarch, their 82-year-old grandmother Katherine, since Jackson's passing in June 2009.

Michael's oft bizarre treatment of his children in public, such as making them wear masks, was an attempt to shield them from the media, Paris said. Michael wanted his children to have as normal a childhood as possible, which he certainly did not have growing up in the spotlight of the "Jackson 5."

"He didn’t want anyone to see what we looked like. That way we could have what he didn’t, which was a normal childhood," she said. "He’d try to educate us as much as he could and was always looking out for us. He was very protective."

To give the children a sense of normalcy, Michael often converted hotel rooms into home cinemas while on tour, using a bed sheet and portable projector to make them feel like they were home watching a movie.

Paris, who lives in a sprawling $26,000-a-month home in the hills above Los Angeles with her brothers and grandmother, reportedly attends an "ordinary" school.

"I want to have a normal high-school experience," she told Event.

Living in a house with a full-time staff of 15, including several bodyguards, a personal chef, and two nannies and maids, an average life might be difficult to achieve.

Paris and her brother Prince were born to Jackson's ex-wife Debbie Rowe. Blanket was born to an unidentified surrogate mother.

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