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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TEXAS13 on

Lets see how long this show lasts…NOT LONG!

Heather in Jersey on

Good for Jess. Her life has been quite a journey, and there is beauty in the learning & growing that has resulted from it. She is beautiful, and I think the show is a great idea… I hope young girls today can learn something positive from it.

Trish on

Sounds like an excellent show and very much needed. I thank Jessica for doing this! I believe this show may really help so many women!!

Jennifer M. on

Personally I can not stand Jessica Simpson. I think she tried country music beause she couldn’t accept the fact that Carrie Underwood was so much more talented and had a more mature personality. I would not watch her on any show!!!!! She looks like she is really aging fast too.

Jo on

Thank God I don’t get that channel and don’t even have to look at commercials for it. Can’t stand her!!!!!!!!

Wow on

I like the premise or concept of the show. It’s all up to Jessica now. If she acts like a bimbo or has “Chicken of the Sea” moments, I’m done. If she is sincere and truly does go around the US, not just in the privileged parts, and explores WHY women are going to extraordinary lengths for beauty, then I think we may have something.



Jo on

Wish she would just stop pushing herself at us. Enough already!!! Go away Jessica!

Pantha on

She is adorable… I will watch anything she is on. Go Jessica!

Vichygrl on

Jessica rules! I’m excited to see her on tv again. I loved the Newlyweds! Although I wish we were following her in own life, this show has a very positive premise.

I agree with WOW, this could really work for her if she isn’t goofy about it. This could be something powerful. People really are killing themselves around the world for beauty. People having their eyelids altered, or their legs lengthened. Skin bleaching. She is moving into real journalistic territory. Save the dumb blonde act and teach the world something. Earn our respect! Good luck!

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