When it comes to Jessica Simpson, Ken Paves is the ultimate insider: one of Simpson’s best friends, the celeb stylist was her companion (along with Cacee Cobb) as she traveled the world to film the docu-series The Price of Beauty.
So how does the 29-year-old singer deal with scrutiny on her body? “She’s the the kind of girl who barely looks in the mirror,” Paves told UsMagazine.com in Miami Beach Tuesday at the Unite Unveiled event at Skybar at Shore Club.
“She has such a huge conscience,” Paves said. “When people call her fat, she worries about the women who are her size or greater and the effect it has on them.”
He added: “I don’t want anybody saying bad things about you or about me or my friends.”
Paves claimed that he’s been pigeonholed himself because of his famous BFF. “People always relate me to Jessica,” he said. “They think she gave birth to me or something. So they think my whole identity of beauty is blonde, but my mother is Filipino-Portuguese and my father is Romanian Jewish.”
Filming Price of Beauty, he said, “was a validation that beauty is diverse and unique and individual.” As previously reported, Simpson and Cobb spent some time in a Ugandan “fattening hut.”
“I even got waxed in Brazil!” Paves boasted. “It’s embarrassing, frightening, painful, and I don’t understand, but I had to. I had to walk the walk.”
The VH1 show debuts March 15.