Jessica Simpson to Mentor Aspiring Designers on NBC Reality Series
Jessica Simpson's got a new gig!
The 30-year-old engaged fashion designer is set to appear as the celebrity mentor on NBC's new reality series, Fashion Star, the network announced Monday.
"NBC is delighted to work with singer, designer, actress and pop culture icon Jessica Simpson," the network's Executive Vice President of Alternative Programming Paul Telegdy tells Us Weekly in a statement. "With an almost billion dollar lifestyle brand under her belt she is sure to be an excellent mentor to our up-and-coming designers."
Simpson -- whose Jessica Simpson brand has raked in $750 million in 35 countries -- will join supermodel host Elle MacPherson for the series, which searches for the next big fashion brand.
Fashion Star's 14 designers are sure to learn a lot from Simpson, named Us Weekly's Style Icon of the Year.
"I'm in the workroom in [L.A.'s] Westwood a few times a week from 11 to 7 at night," says Simpson, who's completely hands-on with the creation of her chic but affordable line. "Nothing goes out without me seeing it or my mom [Tina Simpson, cocreative director] seeing it," Simpson explains.
Fashion Star's debut date has yet to be announced.