[artist id="1245169"]Jessica Simpson[/artist], who was [article id="1604865"]battered by media coverage about her weight earlier this year,[/article] is apparently aiming to make lemonade from lemons: The singer/actress is reportedly shopping around a new reality program that focuses on society's scrutiny of women's bodies.
According to Us Weekly, Simpson recently paid a visit to several unnamed networks to pitch a reality show titled "The Price of Beauty." The premise, according to an anonymous source, is that Simpson and a friend "set off on a road trip around the world in search of what people find beautiful and why."
The source said that Simpson, 28, whose marriage to ex-husband [artist id="1237620"]Nick Lachey[/artist] was famously chronicled on MTV's own "Newlyweds" reality show, will be very hands-on with this series, including trying some "shocking things that women do to make themselves beautiful. Picture 'Fear Factor.' "
A spokesperson for Simpson could not be reached for comment at press time.
An unnamed rep for the singer told the magazine, "Jessica is indeed working on a new show, but network details have not been finalized at this time."
Simpson, who attempted to relaunch her music career last year with a country album, was recently on the cover of [article id="1611051"]Vanity Fair magazine,[/article] in which she discussed the difficulty of the fallout from those unflattering concert photos and the criticism of her up-and-down weight throughout her career. "It comes with what I do," she told the magazine. "And I know that every day the media's going to challenge me."