Jessica's African Journey

On a charity mission, Simpson joins up with a medical team working to help children with facial deformities


"I needed to escape," says Jessica Simpson, reflecting on her recent 10-day trip to Kenya. "I needed to get away from life and surround myself in that which is good." For the pop princess, that meant being a goodwill ambassador for Operation Smile, an international charity that provides free reconstructive surgery to kids born with facial deformities.