In the late
'90s, the music industry was keen on fabricating bubblegum pop
stars to appeal to a teen audience. There was Britney, Christina,
and the Spice Girls, which were a trend all their own. Coming
from the Christian music scene, Jessica Simpson was catapulted
into the midst of this battle.
She was marketed
as a similar manufactured performer, but the fans who had been
following her since she was 12 years old knew that she was unfairly
represented. Simpson's music is an infusion of pop, R&B and
soul, and it's far from being generic.
is the kind of wholesome person who sticks to her guns. A few
years ago, she sold her music on the basis of abstinence, which
she did practice. Unlike that famous virgin-who-wasn't, it was
undeniably a way of life for Jessica.
what she is to us, let us borrow the expression she uses for every
by loving parents including a father who was a youth minister,
Jessica's a simple girl at heart. She's insecure, sensitive and
feels the need to please those around her. And yet, she doesn't
mind poking fun at herself. This is actually quite fortunate because
anyone who's seen her show knows that she can be quite ditzy.
way she looks undoubtedly helped her career, it's her phenomenal
voice and stage presence that have made her so popular and admired.
This Mariah Carey worshiper has drive and she even got to work
with Louis Biancaniello, a frequent Mariah contributor. She may
act strangely on Newlyweds at times, but she wouldn't be in the
spotlight if she didn't have talent in the first place.
Jessica gets, the sexier she becomes. Her early mainstream career
in pop music -- when she had to compete against Britney and Christina
-- has allowed her to develop provocative moves of which we have
fond fantasies. Now that she's married, we want her even more.
Must be the forbidden fruit syndrome...
music career began on the Christian Youth Concert circuit, where
she sang and sold her home-recorded album after shows. Still a
teenager, she signed with Columbia Records and her first album,
Sweet Kisses, was released in 1999. The singles "I Wanna
Love You Forever" and "I Think I'm In Love With You"
proved to be pop hits.
with 98 Degrees, her second album, Irresistible, was released
in June 2001 and it was an even bigger seller and crossover hit,
with the title single reaching as high as #3 on the Top 40 mainstream
Jessica has tried her hand at acting. She has appeared in UPN's
The Twilight Zone as well as three episodes of That '70s Show.
In August 2003, her third record, In This Skin, was released.
of her album coincided with the debut of a new MTV reality show
called Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica. Modeled on The Osbournes,
the hit show follows her daily life with husband Nick Lachey.
We don't know
if it's good genes, healthy food, a wholesome upbringing, or a
skillful surgeon, but Jessica Simpson turned out really hot. She's
got an angelic face that can only be enhanced when she flashes
that luminous smile. This 5'3" blonde beauty makes us regain
an interest in reality TV and female pop stars.
lounging around in a sweatsuit or slips on a gown for an awards
ceremony, she has the body to make whatever she's wearing look
like it was designed for her. For celebrities, the real fashion
test is showcasing them in their natural habitat, sometimes even
without makeup or designer clothes. However, even in those moments,
Jessica remains very desirable. Just so you know where you can
meet her, her favorite shopping destinations are bebe, Guess?
and Abercrombie and Fitch.