Ashlee in Harper's Bazaar May 2007By Honey Gillard

ASHLEE Simpson is May girl for ‘Harper’s Bazaar’!

The singer/actress, whose third album is set to hit stores out this fall, finally comes out and address the plastic surgery rumours and criticism that she’s copping Jessica’s style, as well as bestows advice for troubled stars like Britney Spears.

Below are excerpts from the ‘Bazaar’ interview provided by ‘US magazine’:


On growing up:
“I’ve definitely learned a lot and grown up a lot in the past few years. I’m at peace on the inside. I’m at a really good place.”

On her Saturday Night Live fiasco:
“I’m definitely okay with my awkward moments. I’m one of those people who gets knocked down, and it won’t stop me. You kind of learn to be a fighter…But, truly, in my heart, I don’t feel like I have anything to prove to anyone.”

On living in the public eye:
“I don’t get bothered by people saying what they say. 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.”

On changing her look and her rumoured plastic surgery:
“I loved how I looked. I’m not an insecure person, nor was I before. It’s a personal choice. I believe if somebody chooses to do plastic surgery, it [should be] for yourself, not for anyone else.”

On her style:
“You know, I was never a dress person, but now, if I’m going to an event, I like to put one on. I have to feel comfortable no matter what. I love Alexander McQueen, and, oh, gosh, I love them all – Fendi, Chanel.”

On how her style differs from Jessica’s:
“We like some of the same designers, but we wear clothes differently. Oh, God, how do I say this? Jessica likes to be very put together, and I like something to always be a little off, whether my shoes don’t match or something like that.”

On criticism she’s trying to look more like Jessica:
“Of course I look like her. She’s my sister. It’s like, God, please! We think it’s quite funny.”

On criticism that her father, Joe, is an inappropriate stage dad:
“People have the wrong perception of him, because he is a wonderful man. He would never hurt a fly.”

On stars like Britney Spears who are publicly battling their demons:
“I think that they should probably move out of L.A. I think that their parents need to help them.”

On her rumoured hook-up with Ryan Phillippe:
“That was absolutely not true. I’m pretty sure I [went home] that night with my friend Nicole. I’m pretty sure we went to Taco Bell…Can I not even talk to a guy?”

On her life philosophy:
“I just want to have fun. Life is too short…through all my changes, I’m still the same person. I’m definitely still goofy. My heart has not changed.”

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Source : US magazine

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