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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lori on

enough of the reality shows…….. bring in some thing for real. the real people in this world………..

lori on

enough of the reality shows……………….bring in the real people and their real lives too…..

LiLa on

If Simpson truly believed that beauty comes from within, then why would she do a show that focuses on what women do to their outsides? Sounds hypocritical to me.

Trish on

Beauty does come within, apparently that is what this show is all about…..

Shelia on

I Like Jessica Simpson. She is so much fun to watch on TV and just seems to be a good hearted and natured girl.

I’m looking forward to watching this show.

Vivi on

I love Jessica Simpson and looking forward to the show! Glad to see her back in the spotlight.

Hailey on

Sounds like a very Oprah-like show! I’ve always been a fan of Jessica Simpson, and ‘ll definitely be tuning it.

Megan on

I love her and I can’t wait to watch the show. More power to her for trying something new and putting herself out there. She is awesome! Jealous haters can keep on wishing they were half as amazing as she is!

Sally on

I wish everyone would give her a break. I admit she was once on my list of “don’ts” but she has really grown on me over the years. I hope her new show goes great and I can’t wait to see it!

Kay on

Finally, Jessica is back on TV. How exciting!!!

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