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Jessica Simpson Stars in New Reality Series: The Price of Beauty

06/22/2009 at 04:57 PM ET

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Ever since she performed at a Florida concert last February in high-waisted “mom jeans” that made her the target of scrutiny by body bullies, Jessica Simpson has continued to be critiqued about her figure and her weight. And now it’s her turn to do the scrutinizing in her new VH1 docu-series called The Price of Beauty.

Starting in July, Jessica will travel the globe talking to everyday women about the lengths they go for beauty, while investigating — and even participating in — some of their dietary fads, beauty regimens and apparel. “When [I was approached] for a show about true beauty, I was immediately intrigued,” Jessica said in a statement. “I have always believed that beauty comes from within and confidence will always make a woman beautiful, but I know how much pressure some women put on themselves to look perfect. I am really looking forward to discovering how beauty is perceived in different cultures and participating in some of the crazy things people do to feel beautiful. I know we will all learn a lot on this journey.”

Simpson seems to have moved past the criticism targeted at her earlier in the year, and is looking forward to the next chapter in her career. “Jessica is so excited to start shooting the show,” says a source close to the pop star. “She has been doing research into some of the insane things people do to try to make themselves more beautiful and she is shocked. She thinks it will be fun to try some of them.”
– K.C. Baker

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emily on

Jessica Simpson is the best role model ever. I’m proud to be a bleach blond because she is. She’s the hottest blond alive and still has morals, that’s hard to find. I hope her and Nick get back together! I have Newlyweds on DVD and still watch it and cry. Hopefully this show will help many women out especially with all the eating disorders in this country. I hope it focuses on mostly women in this country that have major self esteem issues. I think it’ll be an eye opener for lots of girls.

caitlinh on

You people are so cruel and evil! Jessica Simpson is a good person and obviously, her fame and wealth continue to reach higher. If she isn’t talented, beautiful or being recognized, why is she getting all these gigs from Macy’s and entertainment industry. Can you obtain such fame? It’s not easily said and done.

So watch your words and control your anger toward innocent people. She hasn’t done anything wrong to you people.

Tony Romo is a looser and will come back to beg Jessica to give him another chance. Eventually, his football career is doom and he wouldn’t get any endorsements. He isn’t a celebrity afterall.

Good for Jessica that they broke up. She will find a true man. GOOD LUCK JESSICA!!!!!!!!!!!

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Heidi on

I like this new show’s preview, great concept and it looks as if it will be great, superb, fantastic, and all of the above. Go Jessica!

Michael on

I would like Jessica to come visit my wife. My wife is naturally beautiful but thinks she’s over wt, needs make up and all of that. She has a superb complexion and in my opinion is gorgeous. She takes very good care of herself. She needs to hear this from someone like Ms. Simpson. Best of luck with the series.

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Hillary on

I honestly think this show should be banned!!! Its SO repulsing! Like we all wanna hear Jessica belching!? I mean, come on, she’s no lady! and its supposed to be about beauty, not all about Jessica blabbing about herself!!! How dumb!

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