Anyone who’s heard of Jessica Simpson knows that she’s not portrayed in the best manner when it comes to the media. Criticisms about her weight and failed relationships are constantly on top of entertainment news. For this reason, Jessica Simpson now has her own show on VH1, called The Price of Beauty, where she travels around the world to experience different cultures and understand the true meaning of beauty. In the most recent episode, Jessica traveled to Morocco, where she became familiar with the Moroccan jalaba and tea tray dancing, among other things.
The beauty ambassador for Morocco, Khansa Batma, briefly discussed the Moroccan standard of beauty (video below the jump). She says that beauty isn’t what one chooses to wear, but rather the way that person carries her/him self. She also makes the point that revealing more skin isn’t always considered beautiful in Morocco. Despite this very brief explanation, more time should have been spent over this discussion. Khansa says that the beauty of women who wear the niqab comes from their eyes, and that’s how they seduce people. I wouldn’t think any woman that wears the niqab is worried about seducing anyone with her eyes. That would actually defy the whole modesty that comes with covering up. The show definitely failed to showcase this point.