The price of beauty

Jessica Simpson relishes her nakedness

Jessica Simpson relishes her nakedness

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Courtesy of Marie Claire

The Internet has been abuzz this week with commentary on Jessica Simpson's recent Marie Claire cover.

She appears naked — in the face (no make up, no blush, no hair extensions).  She didn't even use a blow dryer. Simpson is all fresh-faced and (allegedly) without retouching, in part to promote her new reality series, The Price of Beauty. I buy it — and she looks totally lovely, if childish.

The former singer-turned reality star has had her share of well-documented image crises. Weight gains, mom jeans, super-public break-ups and creepy dads, to name a few.

I figure she just doesn't need to worry so much anymore about looking hot all the time. She's supposedly dating former Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, who reminds me of an ogre (although it might just be his demeanor). Even without her foundation, JSimp is a definite reach for this guy. 

So tell us: Do you think going bare for Marie Claire is daring, or is it just another "I dont care what you think, but please look at me" ploy by Jess?

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