Superstar singers face loads of pressure when it comes to their image, weight and overall appearance. How much confidence does it take to say publicly that you are “OK” with your size, no matter what it may be? These superstars defend the body they have now and their right to be happy with their image.
Superstar Christina Aguilera admits that she is happy in her own skin and goes on to say that as long as her boyfriend is happy with her body and she is happy with her body, that’s all that matters. The rest is just noise that she blocks out.
UK Singer Adel
One of the most popular artists right now, Adel, says that she doesn’t really care what other people think about her weight or the way she looks. She’s happy the way she is. She also said that she’s seen other people obsess over wanting to be thinner and how it wears them down. She doesn’t want that in her life.
Not surprisingly, Jessica Simpson has made the news again regarding her weight. We’ve learned she has signed up with weight loss giant Weight Watchers to lose her baby weight. So what makes that newsworthy? She hasn’t even had the baby yet.
Simpson has signed a $3 million contract with Weight Watchers to start trying to lose weight immediately following the birth of her first child in 2012. This endorsement deal can give the impression that immediate focus on weight loss after delivery is the norm. It also highlights the popular celebrity trend of having your pre-pregnancy body back six weeks after giving birth, which isn’t realistic for most women. Sources state that Simpson will also be preparing for her wedding to Eric Johnson shortly after giving birth, which offers some insight into her wanting to lose weight so quickly. Although it has been stated that Simpson will only be trying to lose her pregnancy weight, it is questionable that weight loss be her main focus immediately after giving birth. During that time, her body will be making some big adjustments going from growing the baby to feeding and caring for the baby. If Simpson plans to breastfeed, she will actually need to consume more calories instead of cutting back.
Jessica Simpson with fiance Eric Johnson
By Jessie Gorges
Just in time for her wedding, Jessica Simpson has finally found a shape that she’s happy with. Her physique has yo-yo’d from sexy and slender for her 2005 role in Dukes of Hazard to a more voluptuous look, for which she was scrutinized for, when she sang at a Florida chili cook-off in 2009.
Simpson is engaged to former NFL defensive back Eric Johnson, and Simpson’s pre-wedding bliss has made her more confident about her body image.
“For most people, falling in love brings positive feelings and moods. The positive cascade of hormones and sense of well-being that accompanies falling in love can take the attention away from food and concern about one’s body and appearance,” said body image expert Sarah Maria.“Being with someone who loves and appreciates you no matter how you look can go very far in helping you develop a positive relationship with your own body.”
In 2009, Jessica Simpson was the topic of much discussion when she appeared onstage wearing a black tank top and “mom jeans” – high-waisted and unflattering pants. In a repeat of these pictures, Simpson’s weight is once again in the spotlight.
On her way to a Dior beauty luncheon benefiting Operation Smile at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, Simpson was photographed in a skin tight, voluptuous red dress with a squared off neckline. The pictures have sparked pregnancy rumors and jokes at her expense.
When pressed about weight gain, stars often fight back with anger and follow up with dramatic weight loss, not always in a healthful manner. But Simpson has historically reacted differently. She has spent the last year and a half speaking publicly about society’s views on women and weight on Oprah and on her own VH1 show The Price of Beauty. She’s even vowed to use real women, and not models, at the exhibition of her Spring 2011 line during Fashion Week. (more…)
Abs like Lady Gaga. Arms like Katy Perry. Amanda Seyfried’s butt. We all want to look like the celebrities, but most of us don’t have access to the trainers or the time. Let’s face it, it mainly comes down to not having the money that stars have for fitness.
In a recent online article for That’s Fit, trainer to the stars Harley Pasternak shared some of the secrets. The author of “5-Factor Fitness: The Diet and Fitness Secret of Hollywood’s A-List,” Pasternak is known for training some of the best-known bodies in the biz, like Miley Cyrus, Halle Berry, and Jessica Simpson. His premise of “less is more” definitely has merit.
Tune in this Monday, July 5 to the Oprah Show when Jessica Simpson discusses everything from the media’s obsession with her weight to her show, The Price of Beauty.
From Isabel Caro, a former fashion model suffering from an eating disorder to a Balinese woman who shares a traditional recipe for a natural face mask that hydrates and replenishes the skin, Simpson talks to Oprah about some of the amazing and heart-wrenching stories she learned while traveling the world to understand the varying concepts of beauty.
Jessica Simpson in The Price of Beauty
Jessica Simpson’s “The Price of Beauty,” which began airing in March 2010 on VH1, has yet to grasp viewer’s attention. The series, which chronicles Simpson, her sidekick hairdresser Ken Paves and her best friend Cacee Cobb traveling around the world to learn about the lengths at which women go to feel and look beautiful.
From women in Thailand who lighten their skin to look more like Westerners and to a Ugandan pre-wedding ritual where brides gain weight to be more attractive to their future husbands, The Price of Beauty seeks to shed light on the varying worldwide perceptions on beauty, weight and fashion, and offers a different view of many of the Western-held beliefs on beauty.
But the lackluster ratings have motivated VH1 to give The Price of Beauty a makeover.
In times of stress, most of us fall into one of two categories: The Reach-for-the-Ben & Jerry’s category or the My-Stomach-Churns-at-the-Thought-of-Food category. So it should come as no surprise when celebs like a recently divorced Madonna and a very recently dumped Jessica Simpson reveal bodies that show the consequences of their relationship woes.
The Material Girl has clearly revolutionized women’s fashion and women’s fitness. She has shown women that the weight room is not just for men and female bodybuilders. But following the recent divorce from her husband Guy Ritchie, Madonna has been hard at work being a single mother and running around the world for her Sticky and Sweet Tour. (more…)
It’s been a rough year for Jessica Simpson. If being beautiful, rich and famous is rough. Besides that, she got beat up by the celebrity gossip blogs and even the mainstream press for having experienced phantom weight issues. Then, she gets dumped by her boyfriend, the GQ QB from the Dallas Cowboys, Tony Romo.
What’s a rich and beautiful starlet to do? When you get kicked to the curb, you kick back!
There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned break-up to whip you into shape. And in Jessica Simpson’s case, the road isn’t particularly long. According to OK Magazine, Jessica is on a “Revenge Diet.” Not exactly the most psychologically sound concept, but break-ups make us do irrational things. Or, so I’ve heard. (more…)
Recently names like Oprah, Kathy Ireland, Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Love Hewitt and even Seth Rogen have made headlines for their struggles with weight, and in some cases, the “struggle” seems a little far-fetched. Why are we so obsessed with celebrity weight changes, even minor shifts? Why do we judge them so harshly for even a five pound weight gain or loss? Do we believe it is a job requirement of fame to maintain a personal peak condition? On one hand, we want to believe that it is so “easy” for celebrities to lose weight and stay in shape because they don’t have “real jobs” and can afford to hire professionals to help them out all day every day. On the other hand, do we feel better about ourselves when celebrities are not perfect?
So much has been written about the dangers of exposure to extreme images, accepting those as the norm, as well as of being focused on your own weight, excluding BMI and health as measures. Yet we continue to analyze paparazzi photos for even the hint of a change. A shift in fabric, poor posture, normal bloating, or ill-fitting clothing could all explain a less than flattering photo more than a body change. Focusing on someone else’s weight and making comparisons is just as damaging as criticizing yourself. (more…)