The 36-year-old actress and television personality recalled an incident in an interview with The Wrap where photographers thought she was the "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star and chased her.
"I remember when I first moved to L.A. [from Toronto] eight or nine years ago, I was coming out of a restaurant and I had my bangs and a high ponytail, and I guess Kim Kardashian had just cut bangs," Simone said.
"I wasn't on a show, nothing. I was just walking down the street. All of a sudden this herd of paparazzi are screaming, 'Kim!' and started chasing me down the road. I didn't know what was happening. I didn't know who Kim was," she recounted.
Simone is known for playing Cece Parekh on the Fox series "New Girl," and for hosting the network's new reality competition "Kicking & Screaming."
The show sees 10 teams of expert survivalists and pampered contestants overcome challenges in the jungles of Fiji.
"I was very grateful I was just hosting the show, because they really put those people out in the jungle," the actress told Access Hollywood.
"It's really almost like a social game because they've taken people who are experts at living out in the wild -- so they're super comfortable -- and they've taken people that haven't even gone glamping -- like, that would be a nightmare for them -- and they pair them together. They have to survive each other and the jungle," she said.
"Kicking & Screaming" premiered this week, and will air Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET.
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