Every guy I know is salivating at the sight of Jessica Simpson (search) dressed down in her Daisy Duke costume.
To see what all the fuss is about -- and to see if dressing like trailer trash can really make you feel like a million bucks -- I volunteered myself to model "Dukes of Hazzard"-inspired clothing for my Daisy Duke fashion piece.
Unfortunately, the camera adds 10 pounds, and there ain't much you can hide behind a tank top and short-shorts.
Never one to forgo dessert, I spent much of the weekend noshing on cinnamon Babka and ice cream, only to wake up Monday morning in a panic. I had less than 24 hours before I was supposed to model a pair of Daisy Duke shorts, and I hadn't done a leg lift in over a year.
After all, to get into her famously fit condition, Simpson endured grueling two-hour workouts with a personal trainer six days a week, all the way through the movie's two-month shoot in Louisiana.
Faster than the General Lee could escape the fuzz, I jumped into an old pair of Nikes and dragged my butt over to the nearby jogging path. An hour later I was back in my apartment, wondering if I could submit airbrushing in my expense account.
The next day, I walked into Pookie and Sebastian (search), where the shoot was taking place, wondering why I hadn't pitched a story about lederhosen instead. But then Simpson's remake of "These Boots Are Made for Walking" started blaring through the speakers, and I was in the country zone.
Four outfits, including one pair of "Daisy Duke" Frye boots ($479.99) and one "Bo-Delicious" t-shirt ($17.95) later, I was ready to kick up my heels and Achey-Breaky with the best of 'em. Yee-haw! Simpson's style had been achieved.