We try not to talk about individuals who don’t illustrate what we envision as ‘positive role ideals’ for women’s self-esteem and self-image, issues that are very important to us. However, now and again there are those who surprise us, for example Jessica Simpson who in a surprising turn of events went off into the sunset and around the world to explore the definition of beauty as her weight gain became a point of interest for the media.
She left with friends Ken Paves and CaCee Cobb and met everyday women to understand views, traditions and practices of beauty in their countries. They travelled to Japan, Thailand, France, Brazil, Uganda, Morocco and India to examine these. Their journey will begin airing March 15 at 10pm in a VH1’s series called “The Price of Beauty.”
Jessica says, “Outward beauty is an easy thing to become obsessed with in our society, I haven’t always had an inner confidence. I haven’t always looked at my reflection and loved it, because there was always something I wanted to fix, because someone always looked better. This journey was about finding something that was beautiful inside of me and knowing that I own it. And it’s unique and rare.”
However, she did cite Paris as the most intimidating place to be as ”[she] had to walk a runway with all of these tall, skinny models.” The experience seems to have been quite scarring as she says “I almost puked, I was so nervous to walk out there and be judged, especially standing next to people who eat just salad.”
Interesting Jessica, most French women we know and we know A LOT love le food and cheese (for an odd but understandable reason). Models though…probably. Despite that little statement, we think this kinda inspiring even if it is coming from the person who said, ”is chicken salad tuna, tuna? or chicken?”