Ashlee Simpson has become the new ambassador of plastic surgery. In a just-released interview, Ashlee reveals that she did not hate her looks and was not insecure about herself before having plastic surgery, but that she had her nose job and other facial improvement cosmetic procedures for herself and for no one else (read Ashlee’s Plastic Surgery Story). Ashlee Simpson also defends people who have plastic surgery and believes it is a personal choice that should be undertaken only for yourself and not in reaction to pressure from others.
“I loved how I looked. I’m not an insecure person, nor was I before,” Simpson says in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar. “It’s a personal choice. I believe if somebody chooses to do plastic surgery it [should be] for yourself, not for anyone else.”
With the help of the knife, Jessica Simpson’s sister Ashlee has transformed from a punky, rugged looking teen to a sophisticated Hollywood young damsel.
When asked about the media having made her into a target, Ashlee Simpson simply that at the end of the day she is a happy person and does not pay attention to the negative criticism.
“I’m a happy person, and I’m happy with my looks. Everybody always has an opinion. One minute they’ll love you; one minute they’ll hate you. When you go home to sleep at night [the important thing] is to feel good about yourself. And I do.”
Ashlee Simpson is also amused about the recent theories that have circulated about her allegedly trying to steal the thunder from under her sister Jessica Simpson and look more like her.
“Of course, I look like her. She’s my sister,” Ashlee says. “It’s like, God, please! We think it’s quite funny.”
Some fans have been turned off by her plastic surgery, saying that Simpson’s unique features have been lost to a standardized Hollywood look. Ashlee Simpson assures her fans that she has not changed throughout all her transformations, saying that she is the same person. “Through all my changes, I’m still the same person. My heart has not changed.”
We think we had a change of heart about Ashlee Simpson, who just earned our respect with this interview. Ashlee’s position on plastic surgery and her handling of her experience is mature, completely legitimate, sincere, and dare we say inspiring.
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