Today is Melbourne Cup day and model/actress/animal lover and cool chick, Paris Jackson, will be attending the event at Flemington Racecourse during her first trip to Australia!
The news that Paris would be attending the event broke last week and since then, she has arrived in the country and gone to visit one of the frontrunners to win the race, Marmelo.
The Herald Sun published photos of the star with the horse this morning who Paris says, she's completely fallen in love with!
The newspaper reported that Paris was whispering to the horse throughout the photo shoot and now, they're extremely close.
“We’re getting married; he’s my new boyfriend." Paris joked.
"He’s one of the most handsome horses I’ve ever seen in my entire life, he’s so beautiful."
Paris told The Herald Sun that she loves horses and has always felt an affinity with them.
“I love horses very much.
"I spent a good deal of time doing equine therapy in high school, as well as helping my mother around her ranch here and there."
Paris will be attending the Melbourne Cup today with her work team and a friend who has flown down from Brisbane for the event.
“I’m so very excited, and also extremely touched by how kind and welcoming everyone has been so far.
"I was greeted by four very, very sweet gentlemen outside my hotel that brought me Tim Tams, Vegemite, and a koala plushie."
Sounds like the perfect welcome gift to us!