Weight issue doesn’t bother Jessica Simpson

Last Updated: Nov 02, 2011, 15:29 PM IST

London: Singer-actress Jessica Simpson says she is happy with her curvy figure because "putting on extra pounds" helped her in branding.

The 31-year-old, who is expecting her first child with NFL star Eric Johnson, has faced criticism for her fuller figure.

"I got so much scrutiny for putting on extra pounds, but I think that the decision not to make myself anorexic was actually great for branding. Because when you`re really, really skinny, not everybody can relate to you," contactmusic.com quoted Simpson as saying.

"I like the way I look... Everybody fluctuates, but I`m open about my weight and I`m still confident," she added.