When Jessica Simpson tunes in for the premiere of NBC’s Fashion Star March 13, her body won’t look anything like it does now.

“I wasn’t pregnant when we shot it. It will be amazing to see myself with a waistline,” the 31-year-old said during a conference call Thursday. “I’ll be like a big blob sitting on the couch watching myself thin.”

Simpson will mentor 14 contestants alongside fellow fashion designers Nicole Richie, 30, and John Varvatos; supermodel Elle Macpherson, 47, will host.

“Teaming up with this show was a perfect fit,” Simpson said. “I couldn’t turn it down because I felt like it was great for my collection, but it was also important for me to talk to these up-and-coming designers and mentor them and kind of show them the ropes and really try to lead them in the right direction.”

Now that she’s expecting her first child with fiance Eric Johnson, Simpson said she’s thinking of creating a maternity line for the Jessica Simpson Collection.

“The point of launching a maternity line, for me, is to do something different,” Simpson explained. “I’m not buying any maternity clothes. I’m wearing all clothes that come in bigger sizes. I really want to make a maternity line that’s comfortable, but really stylish for people, because I believe that we all deserve to feel good and look good.”


Click image to check video out. The Jessica part starts @ 2:07 mark.

Nicole Richie and Jessica Simpson have a lot in common these days – both are former reality stars with successful fashion lines and will serve as mentors on NBC’s upcoming reality style series, “Fashion Star.”

In addition to their professional similarities, Jessica will soon join her pal in the motherhood club – a role Nicole has attempted to help her prepare for.
“I offered [Jessica] to take my kids up until she has hers,” Nicole told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Wednesday’s Access Hollywood Live, when asked if she’s offered any maternal advice or suggestions to the expectant style guru. “That didn’t really work.”

Though Jessica, 31, didn’t take Nicole up on her offer to practice parenting with her two kids (with husband Joel Madden), the 30-year-old said she could still change her mind.
“The offer still stands because she hasn’t had her kids yet,” Nicole said. “So, if she wants to take them, go ahead. No problem!”

You can find what she talked about in the post bellow:

Just finished a press call for @NBCFashionStar. I can’t believe the show is less than 3 weeks away!! #FashionStar

I think we are all in hyper mode right now. CAN NOT WAIT!!!

Even though Jessica may be older, lil sis Ashlee definitely has one up on her when it comes to motherhood. She gave birth to her son Bronx Mowgli back in 2008. We know she’s been offering Jess the love and support she needs, including lots of low key hang out seshes as the due date grows ever closer. Check out the video below to see Ashlee’s enthusiasm yourself. Who’s ready for Auntie Ashlee? We sure are!