Blond, gay, and dimpled, with style and charisma, Stephen Hampton, beat out dozens of divas vying for the friendship of Paris Hilton on her hit MTV show, Paris Hilton’s My New BFF, in a shocking turn-about that had viewers and contenders alike cheering and crying for joy.
Tuesday, August 4, marked the final episode, when the last two candidates, both female, were turned away in favor of Stephen, who had been dumped in the previous show after Paris said, “I just can’t see myself with a boy BFF.”
Paris Hilton hugs Stephen Hampton after eliminating him from the race photo
But as the two final contestants began bitching at each other and clawing each other’s eyes out, Paris was forced to admit she had made a terrible mistake.
Photo of Stephen Hampton reacting to the news he'd been chosen to be Paris' new Best Friend Forever (BFF). "I did not see this coming!" he said.
Stephen, an ex-Mormon, who “hits the tanning salon daily and loves to show off his chest with open-cut shirts and jackets,” admits even he was shocked. Judging from the comments on mtv.com, Stephen is loved and adored by a majority of the series' viewers.
Paris Hilton with Stephen Hampton, her new BFF photo
From remotecontrol.mtv.com, here’s Stephen’s reaction in his own words: “Ahhhhhhh! Can you believe it!? I'm Paris' new BFF! It seems like I've been in ‘somebody pinch me’ mode forever ... and it feels so, so good now that everyone can finally know how everything turned out!
“The night of the finale was magical. I (along with everyone else) assumed that my BFF Journey had ended. I was very excited to be in the finale and watch as either Tiniecia or Stefanie was crowned the new BFF.”
Paris Hilton hugging her new BFF Stephen Hampton while everyone applauds photo
“I remember when we pulled up in front of Paris' grandparents' house, Desirae turned to me and said, ‘So how you gonna feel when Paris calls your name tonight and says she wants you to be her new BFF?’ I laughed it off and said, ‘Yeah, right.’ Little did I know what would happen an hour later.”
“Guess what? It's REAL!”
Watch this video clip from when the show was down to the final three, including Stephen:
In case you missed it, here’s the entire final episode of Paris Hilton’s My New Best Friend on video: