I wasn’t sure what to expect from Jessica Simpson’s new show but I was very pleasantly surprised! What did you think?
For those of you that haven’t heard about The Price Of Beauty, it’s a 30-minute reality/documentary hybrid show that follows Jessica Simpson, her BFF hair stylist Ken Paves and gal pal CaCee Cobb as they travel the world searching to find what makes people in different cultures feel beautiful. Jess made it clear that after a rough year of people scrutinizing her looks and weight, she wanted to find beauty within herself. I think this is where Jess is at her best, opening herself up to her fans and showing that like us, she has her insecurities and even though she is clearly a gorgeous girl, she’s still growing up and trying to become comfortable in her own skin, despite what the tabloids say.
For their first adventure, the gang headed off to Bangkok, Thailand. Their first stop: Thai massages. Within five minutes I was reminded why I watched Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica religiously: Jess’ fart jokes. Only a girl that pretty could get away with talking about farting during a massage. Jess then delivered the funniest line of the night in only a way she could, “I thought Thai massages had happy endings, I was just wondering where mine was.”
The rest of the episode was peppered with Jess gems. She surely showed us her blonde ditz side whether she was freaking out over eating fried bugs that supposedly speed up the metabolism, or giggling uncontrollably in front of a Buddhist monk while meditating or wearing sky high wooden heels while riding an elephant. She also showed us her compassionate, sweet side when she cried while speaking to and hugging a woman who had paid the ultimate price of beauty when her face was permanently bleached after using an unregulated whitening face cream. I have a feeling that each episode will have one tragic story that relays the true consequences of our obsession with beauty, which, is not just unique to America.
Lastly, what would a show about Jessica Simpson be without a reference to her single status? During a fortune reading,
Jess laughed when she was told “you have very good luck in love.” That may not be the case up to now, Jess, but, I do think you’ll have very good luck with your new show. What do you think? Did you watch the show? Did you like it as much as I did? Let me know what you think! I know I’m excited to watch Jess, Ken and CaCee head to Paris next Monday! - Marta Topran