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Paris

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Paris is a fool for love. And when we say fool, we mean fool. This super sexy prince of Troy is most famous for igniting the devastating Trojan War—over a girl. To be fair, she was the most eye-poppingly gorgeous woman in the world: Helen. Aphrodite had promised Helen to Paris after he awarded the goddess of love first place in a beauty contest with Hera and Athena. The only trouble was that Aphrodite never bothered to clear her little gift with Menelaus, who just so happened to be Helen's husband and the king of a militant Greek city named Sparta. Next thing you know, an army of particularly angry Greeks was landing on the shores of Troy. Ten years later, Paris was dead and his hometown was in ruins—all for the sake of a pretty face.

Basic Information

Name

Paris

Nickname

Alexander, Alexandros, The Pretty Boy of Troy

Sex

Male

Current city

Elysium

Work & Education

Occupation

Shepherd (My job growing up, before I knew I was a prince and all that.)
Prince of Troy (Can't lie. Didn't do such a great job of it.)
Lady's man

Education

Aphrodite's Academy of Love and Beauty

Beliefs

Political views

Politics just get in the way of love.

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

Parents

Priam (Dad)
Hecuba (Mom)

Siblings

Hector
Cassandra
Deiphobus
Helenus
Polydorus
Troilus
Polites
Antiphus
Pammon
Laodice
Polyxena
(And that's just the short list! They say Dad has 50 sons and 50 daughters with Mom and his concubines. Guess he's where I got my love of love from…)

Children

Bunicus
Corythus
Aganus
Idaeus
Helena

Friends

Helen and I got along very very well.

Enemies

Menelaus, Agamemnon, and pretty much every other Greek. Well, most Trojans didn't like me either. So, yeah... I'm hated.

Relationships

Relationship status

Was married to Oenone, the nymph
Major fling with Helen

Interested in

Everybody is kind of a let down after Helen...

Favorites

TV Shows

Girls
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy
Glee

Quotations

"If I was your boyfriend, never let you go
Keep you on my arm girl, you'd never be alone
I can be a gentleman, anything you want
If I was your boyfriend, I'd never let you go"
– Justin Bieber

"She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright 
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:"
– Lord Byron

"I trade my soul for a wish, 

Pennies and dimes for a kiss.
I wasn't looking for this, 
But now you're in my way." 
– Carly Rae Jepsen

"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace."
– Elizabeth Barrett Browning 

"I'm too sexy for my shirt

Too sexy for my shirts
So sexy it hurts." 
– Right Said Fred

Books

"Anthem for Doomed Youth" by Wilfred Owen 
"How do I love Thee? Let me count the ways. (Sonnet 43)" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning 
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 
"No Second Troy" by William Butler Yeats 
"Ode to a Nightingale" by John Keats 
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez 
"She Walks in Beauty" by George Gordon, Lord Byron 
"Sonnet 18" by William Shakespeare 
Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare 

Music

Boyfriend by Justin Bieber 
Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen 
I'm Too Sexy by Right Said Fred 
Princess of China by Coldplay ft. Rihanna 
What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction 
Where Have You Been by Rihanna 
Sexy Boy by Air
I Won't Give Up by Jason Mraz 
Glad You Came by The Wanted 
The Lonely Shepherd by Gheorghe Zamfir, King of the Pan Flute (totally got into this guy during my days as a shepherd) 

Movies

Snow White and the Huntsman (Yeah, girls go crazy when the whole "Who's the fairest of them all?" question comes up.) 
An Affair to Remember 
Zoolander 
Crazy, Stupid Love 
The Notebook 
Troy (Orlando Bloom as me? Hmm, maaaaaybe he's hot enough.) 
Casablanca 
The English Patient
Titanic (I've got a thing for doomed romances.) 

Activities & Interests

Likes

Fashion shows
Pop music
Personal grooming
Sheep
Zamfir, King of the Pan Flute

Interests

Love!

Groups

Heroes of the Trojan War (even though some people think of me as a villain)
Lover boys
Shepherds
Male models 
Veterans (Hey, I killed Achilles. Doesn't that count for something?)

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