Paris Jackson Wants to Become Heart Surgeon, Restore Neverland

"He was an incredible father. We all loved him to death," said Paris of Michael Jackson.

By Kimberly So Jin Kim
|  Monday, Apr 15, 2013  |  Updated 12:48 PM EDT
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Paris Jackson Wants to Become Heart Surgeon, Restore Neverland

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Paris Jackson has opened up about her personal life and famous father.

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Michael Jackson's teen daughter Paris said she wants to grow up to be a heart surgeon.

"I want to help people, that’s it," Paris Jackson told the U.K. Daily Mail.

When she becomes an adult, Paris also plans to restore her father's Neverland estate for sick children to enjoy, she told the Mail.

She was just 11 years old when her father died and has fond memories of him.

"He was an incredible father... He wanted us to have what he didn't, which was a normal childhood," Paris said on growing up with the King of Pop.

At high school, she is involved with cheerleading, women's football, and photography. No surprise: she has inherited her father's passion for music. Her interest in acting was also publicized after she landed a 2012 role in "Lundon's Bridge and the Three Keys," a film still in development. She said, though, that she does not intend to follow her father's footsteps into show business.

Both Paris and her older brother Prince Jackson were born to Michael Jackson's ex-wife Debbie Rowe. Blanket, the youngest of his children, was born by a surrogate mother.

The teenager is supported by the Michael Jackson Family Trust, which pays for 15 full-time staff, including bodyguards, a personal chef, two nannies, maids, maintenance men and gardeners at their home, which costs $26,000-a-month to maintain, according to the Mail. Paris and her siblings are looked after by their 82-year-old grandmother, Katherine Jackson.

Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009, from a lethal dose of the sedative Propofol. Dr. Conrad Murray, his personal physician at the time, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for administering the drug, and sentenced to four years without bail in a California prison.

Earlier this month, jury selection began in the Jackson family's $40 billion wrongful death civil lawsuit, filed against AEG, the promoter of the star's "This Is It" concert in London’s O2 arena.

Paris and her older brother are expected to take the stand.

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