Jessica Simpson Plays Fairy Godmother to Prom-Goers in Need

05/06/2011 at 06:00 PM ET

Seven girls will be the belles of the ball at prom this spring thanks to a very special gift from Jessica Simpson. The singer-turned-fashion-mogul popped up on The Oprah Winfrey Show this week, where she paid a visit to students at Father’s H.A.R.B.O.R. Academy in Jacksonville, Fla. The girls’ teacher had written to Winfrey, explaining that several of the students had been in and out of foster care and didn’t have the means to afford a prom look. So Simpson swooped in, outfitting each of the girls for prom — and gifting them all with a full wardrobe from her Jessica Simpson collection. Watch the clip above to see the teens’ emotional reactions, and to check out their gorgeous prom looks!


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Jennifer on

I think that is great!! It’s nice to see people help when they can. It’s nice that Jessica Simpson helped some girls out so they can have a great prom!!!

realitychic on

Jess is all about young girls & women, self esteem & self motivation & does a lot that many have no idea about. She is big with the Dove movement & also with Operation smile. If people would pay more attention & not focus on other tabs they would see the huge heart Jessica has.


WOW!!! It is beyond wonderful that Jessica found a way to do something meaningful and unexpected for these girls! I applaud Jessica for extending some good fortune at a vulnerable time in the lives of these young ladies. They are so appreciative of Jessica’s kindness. This good deed will touch their lives and shows the girls that they are special and deserving! :)

LM on

I love JS! She has such a generous spririt. I really hope that she has a long and happy marriage this time around. After all she does for other people, she deserves it. Go Jess!

Caroline on

Thank you, Jessica, for giving of yourself. You have grown into a wonderful young woman. Most of all, thank you for NOT lowering yourself to the standards of many other pop starlets, and for being a good role model for young girls.

Christine on

Wow, Jess, you’re amazing!!! God is smiling down on you as you’ve taken His blessings and done so much good for others. The impact you’re having on these girls lives is one they’ll take with them for the rest of their lives.

I’ll be keeping an eye out for your appearances – II’ve been a fan of yours FOREVER, and hope I one day get the chance to meet you.

May God Bless you and Eric in your new lives together! xox

pam on

jessica u r the best! Very kind & generous… i luv ur collection.

Leslie Fernandes on

I volunteer at George Mark Children’s House in San Leandro,CA we hold a prom every May for children with life threatening illnesses, this too would be a great pairing Jessica.

Mrs JP on

Way To Go Jessica!!!! You ROCK =)

Its so nice to see celebs reaching out and doing nice things for no reason.

Jon on

I liked The VIDEO, that was so nice of Jessica Simpson to do and The Seven Girls all looked great in their Prom Dresses, etc.

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