Don’t pout over ‘pregnancy face,’ Jessica Simpson

For those of us keeping tabs on Jessica Simpson’s baby bump -- which has gotten rewardingly large in recent weeks -- there is now a new body part to watch.


The singer and upcoming “Fashion Star” mentor, who is known for such bon mots as “Is this chicken, what I have, or is it fish?” has coined a new phrase: “Pregnancy face.”

She tweeted Sunday: “Woke up looking like the lip injection fairy visited me in the night! Is this how pregnancy face begins?! Yikes!” The attached photo shows a close-up of her pouty lips.

This type of oversharing is, of course, what made America fall in love with Simpson when she was a newlywed on MTV. Back then, she was 23. At an older and wiser -- so to speak -- 31, Simpson has a fashion empire under her belt and enough business savvy to mentor aspiring fashion designers on NBC’s new reality series “Fashion Star.” The show also stars fashionista-turned-designer Nicole Richie, menswear designer John Varvatos and former supermodel Elle Macpherson.

The tabloids would have you believe there's a brewing rivalry between Richie and Simpson, who both rose to fame on a similar reality show-fashion designer-gossip magnet trajectory. But Richie has assured the press that the pair are practically besties. So we'll see how that plays out.

Of course, a little old-fashioned catfight never hurt ratings on any TV show.

In case you're wondering, Simpson's maternity style is all about stilettos, curve-hugging mini-dresses and the occasional wayward sequin. She's spoken publicly about her desire to launch a maternity clothing line and joked about delivering the baby in heels (speaking of good television ...)

Simpson, who is engaged to baby daddy Eric Johnson, is due this spring. “Fashion Star” is due in March. Here’s hoping for a maternity wear challenge!

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