Paulina speaks up
August 1, 2012 | 6:55pm ET
seems as if every time you jump on the Internet,
there's some kind of news surrounding Paulina Gretzky.
And unfortunately for the 23-year-old bombshell, it's
for all the wrong reasons.
Dating back almost one year, Paulina first made
headlines over numerous Twitter postings of
herself, and some of her friends, provocatively
dressed and doing what any 20-something-year-old
does on a daily basis.
But, because she's the daughter of some guy
named Wayne, everyone seemed to make a big deal
out of it.
In the months to follow, Paulina continued to
post racy pictures on both Twitter and Instagram,
and eventually decided to take a break from all
the attention (and no, her father didn't force
her to do it -- despite reports suggesting
Most recently, pics of her with the Stanley Cup,
partying with members of the Los Angeles Kings
(no, she's not dating Jarret Stoll -- she says
she's single), spread across the world-wide-web,
and TMZ jumped was quick to jump all over her
for a wearing lingerie-like attire.
Paulina managed to get a few things off her
chest in an interview, and photo shoot, with
where she immediately denied living in her
dad's accomplishments are completely different
than everything I've done with my life and the
career path I want to take," she told Complex.
"What he's done has only been inspirational for
Signed with Universal Records, Paulina is
focused on growing her musical career and hopes
to unveil her first official track with them in
the near future.
"People might think this has been easy for me
but I've been working hard at singing since I
was 16," she said. "I went to Interlochen
[Center for the Arts]. I studied opera. I've
paid my dues."
With her mind primarily set on her career, she
believes most of the extra attention she's
received is simply attributed to her last name.
"The only reason people are paying attention to
that is because of my father. I don't think
they'd care if I was anybody else. I'm a normal
23-year-old. I know attention is part of the
career I've chosen, but I wish I was presented
in a different light."
For the full interview, and to watch part of her shoot, visit