Jessica Simpson’s new reality television series was picked up by VH1 and will begin shooting this month, according to MTV News. The series is titled “The Price of Beauty” and is supposed to be a documentary series about body image. She and her dad Joe will produce. In the series, Jessica will travel to different places around the globe, looking at local fashions, beauty regimens, and body acceptance. The idea for the show reportedly came from a production company called RDF Media. The subject of the media and body image is one that’s close to Jessica’s heart. Earlier this year she received a lot of media attention because she gained some weight. Her every mistake on stage has also been a favorite target of critics, and she acknowledges this, telling MTV, “I know that every day the media’s going to challenge me, is going to want to bring me down.”
As for fans, Jessica’s weight gain and misstatements are two reasons they like her. She’s not perfect, and that’s OK. Even among the more educated crowd, Simpson can sell a lot of magazines. The June 2009 issue of Vanity Fair in which she gave and interview and appeared on the cover was a huge seller.