Ashlee Simpson says a makeover changed her life. Somehow we imagine her pimp and all that plastic surgery contributed something as well.
Whatever the reason, the girl has come a long way since being a "style wallflower" in the shadow of older sister Jessica Simpson.
So Ash says as this week's Us Weekly top story - which breaks a seemingly years-long run by Britney Spears and The Hills cast on the cover.
Not to worry, though - both are still in the sidebar.
"I used to look at a beautiful girl on the cover of a magazine and think I could never be that," the 23-year-old Ashlee Simpson told Us.
But Simpson - who has churned through countless haircuts and colors over her six years of stardom - has graced many a celebrity news rag.
Now the lip-synching Pete Wentz plaything is the cover girl on Us' 2008 Beauty Makeover Special issue, whatever the heck that is.
"I definitely embrace my sexy side, but at the end of the day, I still feel like the girl next door," the always-insightful Ashlee Simpson tells Us.
The girl next door with a new nose, lips and rack, apparently.
Simpson also opened up about her April 2006 rhinoplasty: "I think as long as people have two eyes, then you probably know the answer."
"[Plastic surgery] is something that everybody should think about for a really long time," the hack singer stated. "Once you know that it is something you really feel comfortable with, then to each their own."
Still, the star downplays her own transformation (follow this link for another kind of Ashlee Simpson - the Oklahoma version).
"I was never really unhappy with how I looked, [and] I don't think I am more beautiful than I was [before]," Ashlee Simpson said.
"I just see the same old goofy girl I see every day."