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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Lynn on

Oh really, who cares? So a few people called her fat a while back? (she did pack on a few pounds, but don’t we all from time to time).
blah blah blah – – true beauty comes from within – all overweight chicks say this . . . whatever. She probably needs to spend at least 3 or 4 hours with a team of beauty experts to get ready for an event when most of we ordinary women can be showered and made up in about 45 mins.
That ain’t natural beauty if you ask me. That is natural high maitenance.
I would like to see her actually do this show without hair (extensions) or make up and let her “natural” beauty shine through. Won’t happen, but it should if her natural beauty is so abundant.
I grow weary of Jessica.

Nikki on

I love Jessica and I love that she is willing to put herself out there! Hopefully this show will help women big and small with their self confidence!

Daria on

Likely a lovely girl but not the sharpest tool in the drawer. Wouldn’t watch her show if you paid me.

Teri on

Time to delete VH1 from the channel surfing list!

Sandy on

Just don’t get Tony involved or you will be cursed once again! Good Luck Jessica!

jessica fan on

Jessica has an amazing talent! She is beautiful and successful! Anybody that hates her is just jealous. Get over it! I am soo glad she is doing the show!

Liz on

No, I realize she’s not the sharpest tack, but I love her anyway. I really did like her “Come on Over” video. I listened to her songs on the internet and really liked them. I think people just like judging other people for whatever reason. Better be careful tho … it will all come back to you.

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Nicole on

All you chicks that are hating on Jessica are just haters and are jealous because you will never look like her. You think she cares what you think? she is dating a pro football player, has money that you will never see. The world doesn’t revolve around you. Get over yourself. She doesn’t care about your petty jealous tiffs.

Oli on

I’m glad she is doing it…good for her she keeps getting back up after every knock – thats REAL beauty and it shows!

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