Jessica Simpson never met a talking point she couldn’t work. How else could such an unremarkable musician–originally packaged as a “more vanilla” Christina Aguilera–manage to last this long? She hasn’t released a single in four years, the most meaningful work she’s done since “A Public Affair” is knock off designers and exploit her weight fluctuations for tabloid attention. So, you’re a middling celebrity and you’ve already used your offspring to get a magazine cover? What to do?
…Luckily, Jessica Simpson has lost 60 lbs! She’s celebrating her momentary dip back into the spotlight with a cover of Us, and talking candidly about her weight struggles/multi-million dollar Weight Watchers endorsement.
We’re really excited for the issue, because we can’t get enough side bars of sample menus featuring broccoli and grilled fish. Here’s a peek:
“She’s so focused and determined,” her Weight Watchers leader Liz Josefsberg tells the new issue of Us Weekly, out now. “She’s very brave to do this in a healthy, more realistic way.”
Indeed, the designer and singer was honest and upfront about her challenge. “My body is not bouncing back like a supermodel,” she recently admitted. “I’m just your everyday woman.”
And Simpson is loving the camaraderie with her Weight Watchers pals, too. “It’s really encouraging to know we’re all going through the same struggle,” she says of her weekly weigh-ins.
Hear that? She’s just your average everyday woman, except when she loses weight she gets millions of dollars. Oh, and she’s also such an everyday woman that she employs the help of superstar trainer Harley Pasternak four times a week. Pasternak, having his own brand to promote, added, “In over 20 years, I’ve never seen as consistent a weight loss. Jessica’s right where she needs to be… She’s gotten so much stronger.” Pretty good plug for you, Pasternak!
Which brings us to this, Simpson’s Sexy Pirate Wench Halloween costume (maybe she really is a more vanilla Christina Aguilera?):
Which is what we call a full court press.