March 16, 2010

Jessica Simpson’s New Show: The Price of Beauty on VH1

If you watch any daytime news or talk shows, you probably saw Jessica Simpson being interviewed about her new show on VH1 called The Price of Beauty.

The first episode premiered last night. Jessica, CaCee and Ken went to Thailand and experienced a brutal Thai massage, ate bugs, rode on an elephant and met women with elongated necks with gold rings wrapped around them.

If you missed it or don’t get VH1, you can watch it online for FREE! How cool is that? I never knew VH1 did this or would get them up so quickly after aired.

About The Show (from the VH1 website)
Jessica Simpson is embarking on a world tour...but this time it has nothing to do with music. Jessica, along with her two best friends, Ken Paves and CaCee Cobb, are traveling the globe to explore how different cultures define beauty and the extraordinary lengths that women will go to in order to achieve it.

Journeying from Tokyo and Thailand, to Paris and Rio, to Uganda, Morocco and India -- the cast is met in each city by a "beauty ambassador" who helps them tackle topics revolving around fashion, fitness, diet and outlandish spa treatments. In each country, Jessica, Ken and CaCee experience firsthand some of the local beauty rituals, from drinking cow urine in India, to being buried up to their necks in Tokyo, to drinking gourds of ghee in a fattening hut in Uganda. But it's not all fun and games -- Jessica also explores the high price that some women pay to feel beautiful. Imagine the plight of women in Northern Thailand, who wear 20-pound rings around their necks, crushing their clavicles, to a mother in Rio who cannot afford electricity, but is secretly saving for butt implants.

Each episode ends in a complete transformation of the cast. Imagine Jessica, Ken and CaCee dressed in ornate kaftans, or camel-back riding to a festive Moroccan party complete with belly dancers and live musicians.

As Jessica learns how beauty is defined across the globe, and how she "measures up," and her own definition of the word, she is challenged to redefine it along the way, allowing the audience to see a personal, vulnerable and oftentimes hilarious side of Jessica Simpson.

Each episode culminates in a complete transformation of the cast -- Imagine Jessica, Ken and CaCee dressed in ornate kaftans, riding camel-back to a festive Moroccan party, complete with belly dancers and live musicians. They talk to local women and dance the night away Moroccan style.

As Jessica learns how beauty is defined in far away lands, her own sense of beauty, and how she "measures up" is challenged and redefined along the way, allowing the audience to see a personal, and often times, vulnerable and hilarious side of Jessica Simpson.

What do you think?
I think it is going to be a really great series for women all over the world. Do you think it will be? Where do you want to see Jessica, CaCee and Ken go? Do you think she would have done a show like this if she wasn’t so harshly judged by a little weight gain? Did you watch the episode, or plan to?


Kristina P. said...

I am literally watching the show right now, as I type this. I actually like Jessica. I don't think she's as dumb as she lets on.

Anonymous said...

Looks interesting! I will def check it out. =)

Jaime said...

I didn't watch but I think the concept is cool and very relatable. I'll prob catch and episode or 2.

Carina the Blogarina said...

I'm excited about this show! I love Jessica Simpson, I think she is funny and seems sweet. And your review leaves me to think that she comes across quite well here!

Lee said...

I was actually really interested in this show when I heard about it.

Once I catch up on my other shows, I'm planning on giving it a watch. :)

Fashion Meets Food said...

Loved it so much!!!!! Jessica is so pretty too I want her hair!

Lucy said...

wow, I did not hear about this one and from your description it sounds very interesting.

Wendyburd1 said...

I had NO idea it started! I am so happy you put up a link to the first episode so I can watch it. I DO think she did this show because of the ridicule of her putting on weight...weight I would be PROUD to weigh I have to say!! I want to watch it, so I am glad if I miss it, I can see her perception change (I hope) as she keeps traveling.

Hey Sheri, on Booksneeze do the book choices change very often. I just did a review but the books they are offering right now, I have NO desire to get. Do you know how often they change the selection?