The Price of Beauty
|The Price of Beauty|
|Directed by||Tony Croll|
Cacee Cobb (2010)
Ken Paves (2010)
|Narrated by||Jessica Simpson|
|Opening theme||"Who We Are", performed by Jessica Simpson|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||8|
|Executive producer(s)||Joe Simpson
|Running time||approx. 30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||RDF USA|
|Original release||March 15, 2010 – May 3, 2010|
Jessica Simpson's The Price of Beauty was a documentary reality series that followed singer Jessica Simpson and her two best friends Ken Pavés and CaCee Cobb as they traveled worldwide "to meet women, study local fashions, dietary fads and beauty regimes," all in an attempt to explore the meaning of true beauty in different cultures. It was Simpson's return to the reality television genre that had made her a star six years earlier on MTV's Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica. Simpson also sang the official theme song, entitled "Who We Are".
Simpson and her friends traveled around the world in search of cultural beauty. Each episode focused on a different country, ending with Simpson bringing members of each episode back to L.A for the final episode. In the series finale - Simpson gave Panya, a woman from Thailand with a skin condition, a makeover to make her more confident within herself. The show ended with a modelling runway with guests walking down. Simpson then announced a charity project, along with Operation Smile, entitled "A Beautiful Me" to help people worldwide.
|101||"Thailand"||March 15, 2010|
|102||"France"||March 22, 2010|
|103||"India"||March 29, 2010|
|104||"Uganda"||April 5, 2010|
|105||"Morocco"||April 12, 2010|
|106||"Japan"||April 19, 2010|
|107||"Brazil"||April 26, 2010|
|108||"Los Angeles"||May 3, 2010|
Simpson promoted the show on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The View and The Early Show. The Price of Beauty gained a generally positive reception, pulling in 1 million viewers on its premiere. The show was also nominated for a Teen Choice Award.
Around the World
'The Price of Beauty' was picked up by MTV all over the globe in 23 different countries, all premiering in July. 'The Price of Beauty' premiered Sunday the 11th of July 2010 in the UK. It is still repeated on MTV UK as of January 2011.
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