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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pit on

sweet i cant wait

Tiffany on

Jennifer M.- Her trying country music has absolutely nothing to do with the premise of this show. Your comment makes no sense.

Jessica Simpson is a beautiful person, and gets criticized for her every move. She has never intentionally hurt anyone’s feelings or made rude remarks about anyone to the public. I know that she’s had her ditzy moments, but don’t we all?? I think that she’s an undeniable talent and a true beauty. I hope the show does well, i’m sure it will.

Ani on

I cannot stand Jessica Simpson. Tony Romo should take a good look at his future and dump her. If she wants to prove she is not an “airhead”, she should go to school or something. I will NOT watch her new dumb show!

Jeanine on

You’re are all a bunch of jealous women! Jessica is beautiful, down to earth, and a wonderful person…..grow up and stop hating…’re only making yourself look like fools!! Grow up and get lives! Love you Jessica!

Angie on

I’m not a huge Jessica Simpson fan… but I think this show sounds interesting. I think it’s unbelievable how critical people are when it comes to “beauty” and maybe once we see the pressures it puts on other people, we will think twice before criticizing someone.

lyndi on

Jealous of Jessica because she is pretty? Bad comments only make bad things come on you. You probably have tatoos all over you, nose rings and studs hanging out your eyebrows. Either you are goth with a poor self image or just plain cute yourself and jealous. Grow up. Beauty is only skin deep and Jessica is pretty inside and out, she is a southern girl. So Jessica should go away, huh???? Jessica is her personality, and she is just as she is. She is very down to earth. She should be herself and reguardless of jealous people, she is very beautiful and has become quite a wealthy business woman. I doubt she has to be jealous of anyone. She doesn’t have to sing much because like she said she makes so much money on her clothes and shoes and other business ventures. She can sing for enjoyment and not because she has to. Her family are smart. Jessica, put God first and you will continue to prosper. I have had jealous women be mean to me because I was always pretty. It stops when you get about 55 and women aren’t as jealous. Do like me at an early age and know that God made you like you are. Look where your beauty has taken you. With prosperity always comes some adversity. You are enjoying the benefits girl. Just SMILE at them. There attitude is why they aren’t where you are. You looked cute in your grandmaw pants! You still had a fabulous figure. Those paper thin anorexic gals look like they are dieing for a morsel of bread. LOL They feel they have to compete with each other. Who can be the skinniest. It’s sad.

mom2boys on

Are you people crazy? She isn’t a humanitarian. She isn’t doing this to help anyone. Her career is in the toilet, and she needs a job.

Mrs J.P. on

Wow it is nice to know that you all or most of you are so judgmental. It sucks to be you.

Good for Jessica, hope it works out.

rukidding? on

“Jessica Simpson” sells cute shoes. That’s all I ever want to see of this mindless bimbo. I am sick to death of her whoring herself out to every magazine about how in love she is with Tony Romo. Never see this great guy EVER leaping to her defense, never a word about him being in love with her, defending her “curves”, nothing. She has a reality show, ruins her marrige. Finds the “love of her life” does another one. I realize the show not about her love life, but this woman will do anything to stay in the spotlight. No thanks VH1.

anm107 on

Ugh, enough already! Just another annoying reality show on TV. What’s new?

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