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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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Amy on

Even though I can’t stand her and wish she would just go away, the show itself sounds interesting. It just needs a different host, maybe an actual model- like Gisele, Adriana Lima, anyone else!

Alex on

For Simpson apparantly it’s either TV or oblivion. Presenting a beauty show would be one thing. Unfortunately she wants to participate in what her guests are into. So viewers will get Simpson herself in their face again.
She should make her mind up not to play cutie pie anymore when she is older. Not easy, because a soundbyte like ‘Real beauty comes from inside,’ out of a woman who never lived by that, sounds fake.
If clothes she lends her name to, sell, hurray and stick to that moneymaker. Prevents the next stop: pair up with mister T.
According to wiki, this lady sings like a tasered cat. I think she should bring one to improve the sound. :)

CC on

Please. Jessica Simpson did not write that statment. She is a dingbat that has been programmed from an early age to do whatever she needs to do to stay in the spotlight. She is a robot programmed to be a celebrity. 14:55, 56, 57…

corry on

I won’t ever like her. She and Tony drug Carrie Underwoods name through the tabloids all last Summer to get media attention. She showed up at a pap hangout wearing a real girls dont eat meat t-shirt knowing Carrie was a vegatarian. She called Carrie a liar on live radio TWICE. Tony was calling Carie and he lied to Jessica about. They are both fame seeking scum. They made up a media war when Carrie had never even met Jessica but for 10 min. one time. Tony and Jessica are two peas in a pod. Bllllaaahhhhh.

Victoria on

I would prefer watching a show with the pretty sister…Ashlee.

I don’t much care for Jessica – especially when she sings…..she opens her mouth so wide it reminds me of a snake unhinging it’s “jaw” to eat it’s prey.

Go Jess! on

Jessica is one of the few women in Hollywood that is a natural beauty. She is just as pretty with no make-up as she is with it. Have you ever seen Vanessa Minnillo without makeup-SCARY!!! (poor Nick!)? The show will be interesting and Jessica will bring her sweet, upbeat personality to it making it fun to watch.

kitty62862 on

She did not look bad in those jeans. Not at all. She didn’t look fat, she didn’t look old. People need to get a grip.

me on

“She has been doing research into some of the insane things people do to try to make themselves more beautiful…” You mean she has hired someone to do some research, the words “research” and “Jessica Simpson” just don’t go together.

I wonder who is producing and in charge of this new VH1 series….

Luv Jessica on

INTERESTING!!!!!!!!!!!

JJ on

A show about natural beauty… hosted by someone who has obviously undergone cosmetic procedures…

“Opening people’s eyes” to the perils and pressures of being physically attractive isn’t going to work. Give up. The pressure will exist no matter what.

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