"Debuting on 111 screens, it could only muster $76 per location on its opening day. That means that, on average, 10 people purchased a ticket to see this comic disaster at each theatre with the misfortune of having booked it. Hottie will sell only an anticipated $23,000 during the 3-day weekend for a $207 Per Theatre Average. That’s about 26 ticket buyers per location for Friday-Sunday"
It would have made a lot more sense, stylistically, to have Paris Hilton play the hopeless fugly. Of course there is no substitute for bad writing, but I think more people would have tuned in just for that premise.
I'm guessing her ego prevented that artistic choice.