Having just nixed a $4M offer down a deal to pose nude for Playboy, we here at the Gossip were a tad surprised to hear that Ashlee Simpson will be the next face (and body) of lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret.
At 21, Ashlee is perfect for the company, or so it believes, as it aims to better promote its “Pink” underwear line, aimed at a younger audience.
According to the New York Daily News, the talentless lip-syncher beat out someone who can actually sing — American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson was a finalist for the campaign — to represent the line of younger, “cuter” Victoria’s Secret lingerie.
Personally, I would have opted for Clarkson, but good for Ash. Evidently, a little bad plastic surgery and having a hot sister can get you a lot of things in life. So it goes.
In other Ashlee news, sources say she’s selling her Encino, Calif., home to move in with boyfriend Braxton Olita, who plays (or pretends to play) the guitar in her concerts.
Maybe he’ll get to see her in the “Pink.” Eh? Eh?