Jessica Simpson is a serious businesswoman.
Yes, you read that correctly.
The woman who made her fame singing bubble-gum pop, washing cars in soap-ed up bikinis and bringing Daisy Dukes back into fashion is an entrepreneur. Sure, it’s likely that she’s hired a crack team of fashion, bizness and marketing prodigies to support her. But either way, Jess is making some serious cash and she hasn’t laid down a single in years.
This may be alarming news to you — we’re talking about a woman who famously thought chicken was a type of fish — but J-Simp is a billionaire. And a pretty damn savvy one, at that.
The Jessica Simpson Collection — which sells clothes, shoes, make-up and for a time in 2004, a line of edible cosmetics — makes $1 billion profit every year.
UPDATE: Jessica Simpson shares photos of her “posing proudly” in a swimsuit i.e. controlling her own image.
First let me say this: Any tabloid in the world currently not running this story under the headline “Jessica Slimpson” is missing the perfect pun opportunity.
By posting the confident photos on her own Instagram, she’s starving magazines of the right to shame her or obsess over her body without her permission. This is just another clever move in her campaign to take her narrative back and control how the world sees her.
Here’s the best part about J-Simp’s huge success.
Jessica Simpson has used all the cruel headlines that’ve been written about her to sell her clothes. It’s one of the greatest tabloid revenge stories ever.
Let me explain.
Jessica Simpson has been a target of some of the most vile tabloid headlines ever. She’s had some dramatic fluctuations in her weight, mostly coinciding with one of the two times she’s produced a baby human. For someone who started their career banking on ripped abs, short-shorts and the envy of teenage girls, the girl’s inability to “bounce back” after birth to her “pre-baby body” has made her a moral failure, according gossip media. She’s made the news every time she shifts 10kg either way.