Paris Geller is a wealthy Jewish girl that was mostly raised by her Portuguese nannies. She is initially Rory's rival at Chilton Academy, but the two eventually become friends.
Paris: (on asking Rory to run for Vice President) Because people think you're nice. You're quiet, you say excuse me, you look like little birds help you get dressed in the morning. People don't fear you.
Rory: Hey, I haven't been dressed by a bird since I was two.
(to Rory) You'll never beat me. This school is my domain and the Franklin is my domain. And don't you ever forget that.Paris