For some inexplicable reason, the folks at Harvard University’s Harvard Lampoon magazine have chosen none other than Paris Hilton to be honored as their Woman of the Year.

The celebutante, who received a GED in spite of having attended some of the country’s finest schools, is expected to give an acceptance speech at the ceremony in Harvard Square on Feb. 6. Coincidentally enough, Paris’ new film, The Hottie and the Nottie, hits theaters two days later on Feb. 8.

In past years, the prestigious award has been handed out to TV host (and Harvard alum) Conan O’Brien and writer John Updike.

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