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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Linsey on

Did anyone else recall that Nick Lachey’s girlfriend Vanessa Minillo recently had a reality TV show called “True Beauty”? And now Jessica Simpson is doing a reality TV show about “true beauty”? That is too funny!

Abby on

Didn’t Jessica learn from having a reality show or from everyone else who has a reality show? The couples end in divorce or the folks are shunned by their family and friends. Don’t do it…just say no!!!!

jj on

What a total has-been. She needs to take her “mom” jeans and go home!

Lorene on

I actually think this show sounds very interesting!

Bored on

Who Cares

Dee on

I am not a Jessica Simpson fan but the show sounds like one of the better reality shows out there now. Let’s see what people think real beauty is and some of the ridiculous things girls do to be beautiful on the outside….maybe some people can actually learn something from this show. Go for it Jessica – I hope its done tastefully and is a hit!

ladyfire1967 on

I think that is awesome…beauty and the lengths we go to be beautiful are scary…young girls I hope will benefit from this show the most…beauty isn’t about a size two, it’s about who you are and what you can give back to the world.

Tired of It on

Jessica Simpson is going to do some investigating reporting? Interesting. I did not realize she had a degree in journalism and broadcasting. What a joke! The girl is desperate for attention. Not interested…Jessica your career is over.

nicki on

This seems like a great premise for a reality show, but I’m not sure that Jessica Simpson would be the best host choice. She comes across as high maintenance and uneducated.

debi on

some people are just so mean spirited. I wish her luck & hope she does well at it.

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