Top Ten Reasons to Love Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson is known for her bubbly, girl next door persona. But, what many don’t know is the lovable, “I Love Lucy” type character we came to know on the reality show “Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica,” is also and very successful business woman. Here the top 10 reasons to love Jessica Simpson.

The Top Ten

1 She creates opportunities

Jessica Simpson signed her first record deal when she was 14, a Christian album. After some success the star signed with Sony. Although she toured a lot and had some popularity her albums “Sweet Kisses” and “Irresistible, ” which included the hit single “I Wanna Love You Forever, ” were met with lukewarm responses. Despite the mediocre record sales, Jessica kept moving forward. Her reality show gave her worldwide exposure and she wisely used the opportunity to promote her next album, “In This Skin, ” which was a hit. Jessica’s career was on the rise but her marriage was on the rocks. She and Nick Lachey divorced in 2005. Jessica has continued to write, perform, produce. She released a country music album “Do You Know, ” a Christmas album “Happy Christmas, ” and has done several live performances throughout the years. - MaryL

2 She's a natural beauty

Jessica’s beauty is undeniable and also surprisingly natural. She’s most recognized for her gorgeous skin and signature blonde, long, wavy hair (and extensions). Jessica has said she maintains her youthful glow by routinely moisturizing, using good eye cream, wearing bronzer in place of sun tanning, and applying concealer to mask blotchy skin. Jessica became the face of Proactiv skin care line. But she didn't stop there. As the business savvy star would have it, she released her own line of beauty products called Beauty Mint by Jessica Simpson. - MaryL

3 She can sing

Many people were introduced to Jessica Simpson when she appeared on her reality show “Newlyweds” with her boy bander husband Nick Lachey. In fact, Jessica was a gospel singer turned pop star and has some serious vocal ability. Jessica had three major albums which reached Gold, Platinum and Double platinum during her singing career. She was eventually overshadowed by two other blonde pop sensations of the time, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. - MaryL

4 She can act

She is actually a good actress.

Whether she’s in front of the cameras or not, Jessica Simpson commands an audience. After a successful run on her reality show with Nick, Jessica received numerous offers for both television and film. But there was one offer she just couldn’t pass on, the role of Daisy Duke in the film version of “The Dukes of Hazzard. ” The film received mixed reviews but fans loved her performance. Jessica also did a stint on “Saturday Night Live” and had a role in the film “Employee of the Month. ” Jessica hasn’t done much acting since then. However, in recent interviews she’s talked about a scripted comedy she’s working on which she says will be loosely based on her life. - MaryL

5 She's smart

Jessica Simpson has been portrayed as kind of a ding-dong on television but her mother once told “Vanity Fair” that her I.Q. was in the 160’s in the fifth grade, which was genius level. We never got to see much of her intellectual side played out during her run on her reality show. But if her business acumen is any indication of her genius status, she’s still got it. - MaryL

6 She's got great personal style

Jessica Simpson has great personal style. From her bohemian chic style of dress to her killer handbags and shoes, she always manages to pull together a look that the masses can emulate. Jessica’s style has evolved over the years and fashion lovers everywhere have clamored to duplicate her look. Jessica made her style available to millions when she launched her fashion line, the Jessica Simpson Collection. The collection is a true reflection of Jessica’s easy breezy style. Jessica’s handbags and shoes are especially popular but the entire brand has sold more than any other like it. - MaryL

7 She's a hopeless romantic

Jessica Simpson kissed a few frogs before she met her prince, former NFL player Eric Johnson. Jessica’s multiple romances, including her high-profile relationships with NFL quarterback Tony Romo and rock star John Mayer, were fuel for the firestorm that filled the pages of the weekly magazines. But it all worked out in the end. Jessica found happiness with Eric and the couple is now engaged. Jessica and Eric have two children together, a daughter Maxwell Drew Johnson, and son Ace Knute Johnson. - MaryL

8 She’s normal

Aside from Kim Kardashian, Jessica Simpson has probably taken the most heat about her fluctuating weight in recent history. Jessica admitted to her struggles with weight in the past, but held her head high even in times of harsh ridicule. After giving birth to her first child, Maxwell Drew, the mogul revealed that she took the idea of eating for two literally. In true form, Jessica capitalized on all the negative media attention she received and inked a multi-million dollar deal with Weight Watchers to be a spokesperson for the brand. The second time around, Jessica said she learned from her first pregnancy and had a much healthier approach to eating. She has now created a maternity fashion line that has also done very well. - MaryL

9 She's produced hit television shows

Jessica may have started her television career as a personality but it didn’t take long for her to transform the opportunity into another business venture. After “Newlyweds” ended, she went on to produce her own reality show “The Price of Beauty” which examined fashion, beauty and cultural practices from around the world. She recently produced the hit reality competition show “Fashion Star, ” where she co-starred with Nicole Richie and John Varvatos. - MaryL

10 She's America's top selling celebrity brand

Jessica Simpson has the top selling celebrity clothing line ever, even beating out the hugely successful collections designed by Sean “Puffy” Combs, Victoria Beckham and Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen. The Jessica Simpson Collection includes: tops, bottoms, dresses, denim, handbags, shoes, accessories, luggage, intimates, Jewelry and maternity. Jessica, who has been nicknamed “Fashion’s Billion Dollar Baby, ” raked in a staggering $750 million in retail sales in 2010 alone. The mega-mogul recently announced she’s adding home décor to the mix. The line, slated for release in Spring 2014, boasts a full bedding collection as well as draperies and other accessories. Jessica Simpson has come a long way since her humble beginnings in the music industry. While critics were questioning her talent and intellect, Jessica was busy behind the scenes building a multi-million dollar brand. Jessica shows no signs of slowing down. With two children and a wedding approaching could there be a ...more - MaryL

The Contenders

11 "A Public Affair"

Honestly the most lovable pop song along with "Stars are Blind! "

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