Beverly asks Franklin for a ride around town.
Throughout GTA 5, Franklin will find random encounters around Los Santos. These are Strangers & Freaks missions that involve helping random people around town.
Paparazzo is the First mission between Franklin and Paparazzi Beverly Felton. While Paparazzo might feel like a side mission rather than one that progresses the main storyline, completing it is still necessary if you want to finish GTA 5 with 100% completion.
We have outlined everything you need to know about the Paparazzo mission and how you can get a Gold Medal for completing the mission in GTA 5.
While Franklin strolls along West Vinewood, a random person jumps out of the shrubs and takes a picture of him out of nowhere. Franklin does not appreciate the gesture and proceeds to chase down the guy to take his camera.
The camera guy stops Franklin by telling him that he knows his constitutional rights and goes on to ramble about a well-known rapper’s controversies but soon realizes he has mistaken Franklin to be the same person.
The camera guy apologizes to Franklin, saying he could not see very well since he did not have his contacts on. A few moments later, the camera guy spots Miranda Cowen and tries to convince Franklin to follow Miranda so he can take pictures of her for a huge payday.
Franklin hesitantly agrees but gets on the motorcycle anyway, with the camera guy riding one up. Franklin follows Miranda Cowen’s limo while the camera guy takes pictures of the celebrity.
After riding alongside Miranda Cowen’s limo for a while, one of the camera guy’s rival paparazzo, Madison, arrives and starts taking pictures of Miranda in the limo, much to Beverly’s annoyance.
Beverly then asks Franklin to drive close to Madison so he can knock him off the bike. After chasing Madison around town for a bit, Franklin eventually rides close enough for Beverly to knock Madison off his bike.
With the rival paparazzo down for the count, Franklin takes Beverly to his next stakeout location.
Paparazzo Gold Medal Objectives
- Smack Down: Ensure Beverly takes out his rival on the 1st attempt.
- Picture Perfect: Help Beverly snap and inspect three photographs.
All Gold Medal objectives for this mission can be completed through multiple replays. You can come back another time and replay the mission to get the rest of the Gold Medal objectives.
Paparazzo Mission Guide
Get on Beverly’s bike and chase after Miranda Cowen’s limo.
Drive close to Miranda’s limo. Beverly will take three pictures and check each every time. This will complete the Picture Perfect Gold Medal Objective.
Madison will cut into the scene. Follow him and try to get close to him so Beverly can knock him off the bike. As soon as he does, turn your attention to Madison and his bike.
After knocking off Madison from the bike, Beverly will ask Franklin to take him to his next stakeout location. Take him to the location marked yellow on the map.
On The Go Photography
Paparazzo itself does not contribute any completion percentages in GTA 5. However, it is still a necessary mission since it unlocks other missions necessary for the 100% completion of GTA 5.
Paparazzo is just one of multiple missions that paparazzi Beverly Felton shares with Franklin. Getting a Gold Medal in this mission is easy as the Gold Medal Objectives align with the mission’s main objectives. Just make sure you knock off the rival on your first try. You can easily close in on the rival with Franklin’s special ability,