Jessica Simpson has been making her post-baby, Weight Watchers spokesperson rounds touting how she is losing weight and feeling great. She recently visited Katie Couric’s new talk show and when asked why only her face and not her body was shown in her Weight Watchers commercial debut she claimed she didn’t want this “big, body reveal moment.”
“I really didn’t want it to be about my weight. I wanted it to be about the spirit of Weight Watchers and how I was feeling.”
According to a recent interview with Access Hollywood, Ms. Simpson wasn’t feeling so great about herself of late and revealed how she was inspired to lose the weight.
“The easiest way to get motivated is to strip naked and look in the mirror.”
“Gasp!” says this nudist. And here I thought her motivation was a $4 million paycheck.
In her commercial Jessica claims, “I just want to be a better version of myself.”
And what version would that be, Jess? The Dukes of Hazzard version? Or the version that “sells” being comfortable in her own skin?
Correct me if I am wrong, but she had no problem parading around in skimpy get-ups when she practically starved herself to fit into a pair of Daisy Dukes; yet putting on weight after experiencing the privilege of pregnancy and joy of motherhood is cause for body shame?
All this says to me is that Jessica Simpson is extremely insecure about the way she looks, but covers it up by saying what she wishes she believed herself – and as a nudist, that saddens me.
I am not saying that being a nudist is going to cure body insecurities; most of us have at least one thing we would like to change about our bodies. Being a nudist, however, I can look at myself naked in the mirror and accept what I see. Being a nudist does not mean I have to love everything about my body; it means I accept and embrace everything about my body – flaws and all.
Accepting what your body went through to bring a child into this world is empowering, I imagine. I see stretch marks and extra weight as battle scars; they are all a part of a journey. More people should embrace that journey and not treat it as something shameful. In my eyes you are all beautiful.
Ms. Simpson says the right words, but doesn’t necessarily believe them.
“I really have to separate myself from the world’s expectations…look inside of myself and have a relationship with myself…and be healthy with myself…cause I want to be a phenomenal role model for my child.”
Jessica is a successful and beautiful woman who has defied critics for years. She should take her own advice and stop defying herself.
Pam Ortiz Miller was born and raised in suburban New York avoiding books and writing of any kind as she preferred musical theatre where people sang you everything you needed to know. It wasn’t until she was a senior at the University of Maryland that she discovered a love of writing. Her main writing focus is poetry, however, she dabbles in short stories, news articles, screenplays and occasional angry letters to customer service reps and estranged relatives. Her latest endeavor is a blog entitled The Real Housewife of Ormond Beach chronicling her adventures in the domestic arts. Like most New Yorkers Pam ended up in Florida where she lives with her husband, three cats and a very special dog. Her hobbies include traveling, photography, cooking, cinema and getting rid of tan lines. On her off days from being a domestic diva she can be found rehabbing sea and land turtles.