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Paris Dunn (Instagram Model and Star)

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Paris Dunn

Instagram Model

Paris Dunn smiling and holding into a post while wearing a beige and blue mini dress exposing her cleavage and beige heels

  21 February 1994 (age 27 years), Riverside, California, United States

Chris Andersen, Don McLean, Catfish: The TV Show

(55 kg, 121 lbs)

(5.5 ft, 1.67 M)



Birth Sign

Body size
36-24-36 inches

Net Worth
$100,000 – $1M USD (as of 2019)

Paris Dunn is an American social media star and model. She is better known by her adopted name Paris Dylan in the entertainment and fashion industry. Paris has featured on the covers of many top magazines in the business including "Maxim" and "Playboy".


She also featured on BBC's show Breakfast in 2018. Paris, however, had an unusual rise to fame after she became a victim of a catfish scheme at the age of 17 years, which also involved retired professional basketball player Chris Andersen.

Paris Dunn Sharing Information about Catfishing


1) As of 2020 The estimated net worth of Paris Dunn is about $500,000.

2) Her favorite actor is Johnny Depp.

3) Her favorite actress is Jennifer Lawrence.

4) Her favorite holiday destination is Miami.

5) She is a big fan of the English singer Ed Sheeran.

6) She currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

7) Paris Dunn is a travel freak and loves to explore different parts of the world.

8) Paris Dunn's favorite cuisine is Italian.

9) Her real name is Paris Roxanne Dylan.

10) Paris loves her dog Tiki, a Chihuahua breed a lot and often posts pictures with him on Instagram.

Catfish story that RUINED an NBA career - CAUGHT

Early & Personal Life

Paris Dunn was born on 21st February 1994 in Riverside, California, USA. Caucasian White is her ethnicity and she is an American national. Her zodiac sign is Pisces.

Though not much is known about Paris Dunn's childhood and her educational qualifications or school, reports suggest that Paris was attracted to the world of glamour from a young age. She always wanted to be a model. In fact, Paris also started modeling for different brands when she was very young.

Family Details

Paris Dunn comes from a racer family. Her father Jack Crone was a long-time racer and a mechanic. Her younger sister named Courtney Crone is 18 years old. Just like her father, Courtney is also a racer. She has already won several competitions and has around 16 racing championship by her name. At a very young age, Courtney has amassed a whopping 10 million USD of net worth.

Relationship with Don McLean

Don McLean wearing black shades, a black jacket, and a black t-shirt while Paris Dunn wearing black shades and black blazer

As far as her love life is concerned, Paris Dunn is currently dating Don McLean, who is a popular American singer and songwriter. He is best known for his folk-rock classic song American Pie. McLean is 48 years senior to Paris. While Paris is just 26 years old, McLean has clocked 74 years.

McLean was previously married to Carol Sauvion. He divorced her and married Patrisha Shnier in 1987. After 29 years of a successful marriage, Patrisha and McLean parted ways in 2016. He has two children with Patrisha. This means Paris is to be step-mother for McLean's son Wyatt and daughter Jackie.

Don McLean smiling and wearing brown shades while Paris Dunn kissing him

McLean and Paris however live a lavish life. The couple recently blew £250k on holidays in the past year. Paris met McLean in the year 2016 when she was working as a model for Playboy. Paris was simultaneously hired to look after the social media handles of McLean. The two fell in love over a couple of months and shared the news of starting a new love relationship with each other by sharing a cozy selfie on social media.

On the left, Don McLean singing and playing guitar while, on the right,  Paris Dunn and Don Mclean smiling together

Talking about his affair with Paris, McLean had said, "She was a big fan of mine and I fell for her." Ever since, Paris and McLean have been living together, traveling together across the globe, and leading a luxurious lifestyle. McLean's ex-wife had accused him of anger issues. She alleged that her husband was "aggressive and controlling". But all has been going well between Paris and McLean despite the age gap.

Catfish Scandal

At the age of 17, Paris Dunn became a victim of a catfish scandal which also involved NBA player Chris Anderson. All this began when young Paris started flirting with pro-athletes online to gain attention. In one such attempt, Paris thought that she has caught the attention of NBA star Chris “Birdman” Andersen on Facebook. 33-year-old Andersen was playing for Denver Nuggets back then.

Chris Andersen holding a ball while wearing a basketball jersey

Chris Anderson.

Dunn received a message by Andersen's name saying "Hey, I see you are a fan". Though skeptical, an excited Paris could not hold back her emotions and started interacting with him. The Facebook chat soon progressed to emails, text messages and exchange selfies. Paris said that she received selfies from Andersen that showed him around his house and posing with his pitbull, convincing her that she was actually talking to the real Andersen. Their talks soon took a romantic turn and the two began dating virtually. Days later, Dunn started receiving messages from another guy named Tom Taylor who claimed to be Andersen's best friend. On the other hand, Dunn kept talking to Andersen over messages and their relationship soon turned x-rated. They both started sharing nudes with each other. Later, Taylor insisted Dunn that as she really likes Andersen she should meet him in person. Taylor also said that he will set up a meeting for both of them.

Andersen apparently arranged air tickets for Dunn and she came over the weekend to visit him. The two stayed together but a lot of weird things happened as information between the two about each other was incorrect. In fact, Andersen even denied that he doesn't know anyone named Taylor. When Dunn returned home, she started getting weird abusive texts from Tom who threatened her that he'll get her raped and kill her. He also told Dunn that he'll post all her nudes online. Dunn finally told everything to her mother and cops were called.

Upon thorough investigation, it was found out that both Dunn & Anderson has been a victim of the catfish scandal. The case was investigated by ICAC. It was discovered that their messages were being altered and modified by a third person named Shelly Lynn Chartier. She had also created fake profiles for both of them.

Shelly Chartier looking serious while wearing a black and red checkered long sleeves and black t-shirt

Shelly Chartier.

Authorities also discovered that Shelly Chartier had not only been “catfishing” Andersen and Dunn, but that she allegedly had been tormenting 11 victims over three years, making numerous Facebook pages impersonating a YouTube comedian, a Playboy Playmate, and even reality TV star Brody Jenner. She was arrested in January 2013.


Paris Dunn holding her hair while wearing a pink and yellow sleeveless top

Paris Dunn stepped into the world of fashion at a very young age. She began modeling and eventually went on to grab opportunities to feature on the websites of popular magazines like Playboy, theCHIVE, and MAXIM. Paris Dunn adopted to her stage name "Paris Dylan" when she started getting offers from big modeling agencies. After a successful stint in the fashion world. Paris went on to feature on TV shows like "The Millionaire Matchmaker", ABC’s 20/20, and MTV’s reality show Catfish.

Her popularity paced up after her stint on MTV's show Catfish. She slowly started gaining more and more followers on her social media accounts. Paris owns two accounts on Instagram. As of 2020 Her parisdylan550 Instagram account has 504 thousand followers .


Paris Dunn (People Magazine)