Jessica Simpson Says Her Weight Gain Was Great for Business

November 1, 2011 By:
Jessica Simpson Says Her Weight Gain Was Great for Business

Finally confirmed mom-to-be Jessica Simpson covered the December 2011 issue of Lucky magazine and talked about her clothing line, her weight gain, he engagement but mostly her weight gain.

In a magazine that’s supposed to be about shopping and style they spent a good portion of the interview interrogating Jessica Simpson about her weight. Since this interview was taken before she announced she was pregnant, It’s obvious this journalist was just dying to break the Jessica Simpson “fat or pregnant” story, so they treaded into some obnoxious diet commentary before actually talking about her new clothing line.

On her body:
“I like the way I look”

On why she ditched the Hollywood diet:
“All kinds of women started coming up to me and saying what an example I was setting by not constantly dieting.”

How she embraces her curves:
“Everybody fluctuates, but I’m open about my weight and I’m still confident. I didn’t cry about it too much.”

On why gaining weight was good for her image:
“I got so much scrutiny for putting on extra pounds, but I think that the decision not to make myself anorexic was actually great for branding. Because when you’re really, really skinny, not everybody can relate to you.”

On why she’s taking so long to get married:
“I haven’t started shopping for our wedding yet,” she admits. “When I got engaged, everyone thought I would get married immediately, but I have not put a single dress on, and by the time this comes out I will not be married! We’re just enjoying being engaged right now—and that’s honest.”

On whether or not she’ll go back to music:
“I might go into the studio soon and start writing a new album. Singing is my soul and my heart.”

On where she finds her design inspiration:
“I really observe things now, like I can see a painting and want it to be printed on a shirt. It’s fun to always be turning things into clothes.”

On why she’s so intimately involved with her clothing collection:
“If it has my name on it, I want my stamp of approval to be on it. I want to keep my customers coming back. So it’s going to be important to me in these next years to stay focused on the collection.”

What’s her favorite item in her collection:
“My denim flatters in all the right places."