Jessica Simpson’s The Price Of Beauty Recap – Episode 4 – Priceless Quotes



How’s that for a quote?

Try wrapping your head around that one — Jessica, CaCee and Ken spent all episode doing so, amongst the Hima tribe of Uganda, where comparing a woman to a cow is a compliment:


There’s logic at work, though:


And there are lines drawn, albeit extremely broad ones.



Doing well, this one!

Jessica, who’s dealt with much scrutiny regarding her body, seemed particularly shocked to hear this: “Oh my gosh. Normally, you’re scared to say the word fat. And normally that word is completely offensive.” It’s like the opposite skits on You Can’t Do That On Television, except, you know, cultural.

Their tribe ambassador, Judy, took Jessica and CaCee to a “fattening hut,” where to-be-brides get pretty for their impending marriage. And by “pretty,” obviously, I mean “fat.”


You definitely have to be disciplined to get that fat in two months. So this is the complete opposite of everything I’ve ever known,” noted Jessica. Disciplined indeed, except it’s the fun kind that basically amounts to drinking milkshakes and sitting very, very still always. It’s kind of the American Dream, when you think about it. It’s a small world, after all!

Speaking of milkshakes, since Ken couldn’t be in the fattening hut (no boys allowed!), he was taken to milk a cow.


There’s a lot of pressure, man. I didn’t sign on for this. I wanted to powder puff or brush somebody’s hair,” said the make-up artist. The cow proceeded to have explosive diarrhea as soon as Ken touched an udder. It plopped out sounding like a big, wet, “Ha!”

In one of the only scenes that didn’t involve everyone getting agog over the fat = beautiful equation, Jessica, CaCee and Ken were treated to some natural deodorant.


I’ve never really had anybody put deodorant on me. She was completely OK with just rubbing down my armpit as I’m sweating,” reported Jessica. This may sound outlandish, but think to yourself: have you ever had anyone put deodorant on you? Again, we are all united through common experience (or not-experience). At the end of the scene, Jessica remarked, “I feel bad that she had to touch our armpits.” I don’t buy it. I think she secretly loved it.

The climax involved the Pricers being invited to participate in the aforementioned impending wedding. “Never in a million years would you think you’re gonna go to Uganda and be a bridesmaid,” said Jessica. Indeed. Never would you, but there you are.


Behold, the power of reality TV. For having to keep her head covering so tight around her face, Jessica reported, “I felt like E.T.!” It is indeed a strange world they visited this week. It might as well be another planet. I mean, try, just try to address the person you’re marrying like this:








Anywhere but Uganda and you’d probably be sharing in the common experience of a frying pan to the head.

Finally: way to go Ken for being a gay man in Uganda and making it out alive and seemingly without harassment. For real, I was worried while watching this episode.

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  1. Miss Anonymous says:

    The Price of Beauty is an incredible program. The Uganda episode was so totally different in their view of beauty as compared to the USA where thin is in and fat is totally unacceptable to the point of being cruel and calloused towards the feelings of those who are not of an ideal weight. The USA could take a lesson in beauty from the people of Uganda. I don’t think gaining 80# to be beautiful is the way to go but not being of a perfect height and weight should not carry such a social stigma either.

  2. Elle says:

    I’m surprised to see this week was in Uganda when child sacrafices have been in the news this week in this particular country! It’s great that the standards of beauty are different, but maybe VH1 shouldn’t highlite a country that’s allowing children to be sacraficed

    In case anyone wants to question the validity of my claims

  3. Lana says:

    ELLE – sacrifices in Uganda are NOT accepted, it is a national problem they are trying to tackle. Thanks.

  4. Elle says:

    Lana, I’m saying that it shows lack of class on a network that is trying to class it up to bring up a country with such a horrible practice and make it look like it’s America’s saviour to beauty practices!

  5. JFan says:

    @ Elle
    There are lots of people in our country who practice ritual human sacrifices, and we hear about them all the time. They’re called murderers here, just like they are in Uganda. And I think it’s really prejudice of you to accuse Vh1 of lacking class, when clearly you are lacking a brain.

  6. elle says:

    @ j fan
    If we are missing out on BOTH ILM3 and ILM4 bc of one man, why would Vh1 still show this episode since they’re trying to be ‘classy..also, child sacrafice is different than simple murder, if I was the one lacking a brain certainly i wouldn’t know that…murders aren’t done tryin to gain favor with a god, hence the ‘sacrafice’ portion of the term

  7. shushu says:

    Elle ur clearly misinformed!!!!stop judging the whole country if a few are practising child sacrifice.what makes you think there is no positivity at the other side of the coin,ur accusing VH1 for highlighting something good about Uganda,are you trying to say that forxample Americans should be judged bse of the afgan-iraq-iran war?i think ur being unfair.we love our children and are doing everything we can to fight the practise.otherwise price of beauty is wonderful,keet it up team.

  8. Elle says:

    I don’t think you seem to understand what I’m trying to say…I’m not judging the entire country. HOWEVER, if VH1 was so quick to take away 2, yes count them, 2 entire seasons of a show based on one crazed murderous man, don’t you think they could’ve skipped this one episode considering the problems Uganda is facing??? And the only good thing about this show is just to catch the idiotic one-liners of Jessica Simpson. Other than that, there is no real reason to watch this show, much like the rest of VH1 programming

  9. evfan says:

    “his wife looks like his cows” LMFAO culture shock haha
    uganda will always be the place where weird things happen

  10. There are some fascinating points in time on this article but I don’t know if I see all of them heart to heart. There is some validity but I’ll take maintain opinion until I look into it further.