Because there have been an inordinate number of beautiful women on American Idol, it’s hard to narrow down the playing field to a top ten list. But, alas, here are my choices. You can let me know in the comments where I went wrong.
10. Lacey Brown
The cutie from Amarillo, Lacey Brown may not have stolen Season 9 based on vocals, but she sure knows how to work the camera. That may not necessarily be the compliment she was looking for, but–then again–how often do Idol stars get the feedback they want?
9. Kristy Lee Cook
She may have butchered a Beatles’ classic, but who hasn’t? Season 7’s Kristy Lee Cook is still gorgeous.
8. Jordin Sparks
Proving herself as the star of Season 6–unless you’re a Blake Lewis fan–Jordin Sparks strutted her stuff on Idol making record labels and model agencies alike drool over the thought of signing her up.
7. Kellie Pickler
Season 5’s Kellie Pickler sure was a crowd-pleaser on the show, even if her beauty played a significant part in getting votes. Hey, no one ever said “this is a singing competition”–oh wait.
6. Megan Joy
You may not have liked her singing, her attitude, or her bird impressions, but it’s hard to argue that Megan Joy is anything but beautiful. Love her or hate her, Season 8 wouldn’t have been the same without her.
5. Nadia Turner
A standout of Season 4, Nadia Turner has the style, beauty and flair to be a star. And, she’s actually got a great voice as well. Too bad some other cutie stole the show.
4. Kelly Clarkson
The Texas crooner started American Idol off right, winning Season 1 and stealing hearts in the process. Like a fine cheese, Kelly seems to just get better with age.
3. Brooke White
Season 7’s Brooke White–the sweetheart who’s never seen an R-rated movie–looks and sings like she could’ve walked off a 1970’s bus with Carole King and Carly Simon. White’s throwback vibe and stunning beauty only add to all that she has going for her.
2. Katharine McPhee
A lovely woman with a lovely voice, Katharine McPhee of Season 5 may not have taken home the show’s crown, but she’s certainly been awarded her share of accolades by entities like People who ranked her among the ” 100 Most Beautiful People.”
1. Carrie Underwood
A simple girl from a simple town in Oklahoma, Carrie Underwood dominated Season 4 and has been running with success ever since. And, why not? She’s got a killer voice and is breathtakingly beautiful–quite the lethal combination.
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