How to Become a Socialite Do you really want to be a socialite? The socialites that we see in the media already have their wealth and status from the day they were born. More than likely you are starting from scratch. To get the know-how, don't look at Paris Hilton or Ivanka Trump. Watch Mr. Hilton and Mr. Trump and you are on your way to becoming a socialite. Well, it is hard work, but this is for those social climbers out there who want to put an impressionable foot in the door. This guide will help you get into there, the rest is up to you! Climbing up the social ladder and making a name for yourself 1Create a suitable background for yourself. If you already come from a dirty rich family, consider yourself lucky in this regard. When people ask you about your early life -and they will-, think of some interesting details to tell them. Avoid any embarrassing details and focus on saying positive things, even minor things can make a big difference and earn you respect. Get the right education. Preparation for becoming a socialite begins in middle school. Of course, it is possible to become a socialite even if you weren't brilliant in middle and high school and didn't attend prestigious colleges, but itâ€™s much harder Learn a few foreign languages. French is a must; German, Spanish and Italian would also help. But the more languages you know, the better. However, you don't have to be completely fluent, just enough so you can have a normal conversation with someone. Even just knowing how to do hellos and goodbyes properly are ok. 3Get an extremely well-paying job. (well Beth didn't do that!!) 4Learn how to promote yourself. Make a website for yourself 5Find someone very rich to marry. Yes, you can become a socialite by marrying the right person, without having to work for all that fortune yourself. Acting as a socialite 1Choose a good name. Make sure it sounds extremely WASP-y, 2Become interested in expensive stuff. Know all the big names in everything: fashion, art, crafts, cuisine, sports etc. If you're clueless about anything luxurious, go on Fashion Net and start doing your research. The website contains some excellent links to the sites of the brands that matter. Try acquiring some stuff from any of those brands. 4Be sophisticated. Refinement is the quality that separates ditsy celebrities from the true elite; lack of sophistication is a crime in the socialite world. Have excellent manners. Tend to slouch?, put your elbows on the table while eating?, yawn without covering your mouth? Such signs of lack of good breeding are unacceptable among the socialites. Your manners must be perfect. Buy the most detailed book on having good manners you can find, then learn it by heart Be classy and discrete. Avoid doing things that draw negative attention to you, such as being very loud, getting drunk at parties, flirting with everyone that crosses your path, or cursing. Be fashionable. It is crucial that you have a sense of style and wear stylish, tailored clothes- and brand names make a huge difference. E 5Travel a lot. There are some travel destinations you may not miss as a socialite- New York (obviously), Paris, London, Milan, Saint- Tropez, maybe. Take the time to visit all the important places there. 6Be generous. The number one thing that you must do if you want to be a socialite is this- give. Yes, and you should have a few charities under your belt. 7Socialize. After all, that's what being a socialite is all about. Make friends wherever you go. Better yet, befriend the right people. A little chit-chat with the local it-girl can go a long way. Having a few socialite friends will come in very handy; after all, the simplest definition of being a socialite is hanging out with other socialites. Learn about event planning, and cultivate your taste in things like flowers, appetizers, music, etc. As a socialite, you'll be expected to throw some big, stylish events and parties. Be photographed next to VIPs. Surviving in the world of the rich and famous & what not to do Avoid controversy and scandals as much as possible. Do your best to keep your public image clean. No sex tapes, no drugs, no controversial divorces, no public breakdowns and scenes. Be respectable and mind your morals. Stay cool and collected even when youâ€™re raging mad. If someone did something bad to you, find a civilized way to deal with the situation. 3Learn to deal with malicious gossip. Some people are very mean and catty, but donâ€™t let yourself be affected by what they say. Sometimes it's better not to reveal some things from your past (only if you're 100% sure they're not going to be discovered anyway).