Jessica Simpson is a singer, actress and reality star, but now she has a new goal. She wants to be Michelle Obama.

“I really do,” Simpson told People magazine before the White House Correspondents’ dinner in Washington, D.C., Saturday. “She’s such an incredible woman, and she’s with such a powerful man.”

What does Simpson admire most about the First Lady? “Everything she does, she exudes confidence,” says the singer. “I’m really just here to celebrate her.”


Simpson was just one among many celebrities who came out for the annual event and mingled at the packed pre-party.

“It’s sort of like Oscar night,” mused comedian Bill Maher, who joked: “It’s great to mingle with America’s real intellectual heavyweights. I saw the Jonas Brothers, Justin Bieber, Jessica Simpson, Ryan Seacrest — I can’t wait to talk politics.”

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