The New York Post reports thanks to a legion of network TV stylists, ‘American Idol’ champ Kelly Clarkson has seen her look has go from gunk to glow. Sources say she didn’t have much say on how she’d be made over, since she was too busy rehearsing and getting ready to perform. Clarkson would let the stylist work their magic before the shows.
Jay Leno Jokes About Kelly’s Cash & Simon’s Tears
September 6, 2002 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Thursday, “I want to congratulate Kelly Clarkson. She’s on our show. She’s the winner. She got a $1 million contract, which is great. It’s pretty amazing. It’s the first time a young woman has become a millionaire on a Fox show without having to marry a creepy millionaire first.” Jay later joked about ‘American Idol’ judge Simon Cowell saying, “It was a pretty emotional night for everybody. Even Simon cried. You see? Wiped away a tear at the end. I guess he was upset that somebody had to win. You know?”
Kelly Overcomes Insecurities And Makes Mom Proud
September 6, 2002 – Access Hollywood chatted with Kelly Clarkson’s proud mom Jeanne Taylor who looked on Wednesday night as her daughter was named the ‘American Idol’. What made this win special for Jeanne was knowing how Kelly overcame her insecurities and broke out of the pack. “All these months of, you know, listening to her be — you know, she felt discouraged because in the beginning they didn’t pay very much attention to her. You know, she got discouraged because she said ‘I don’t know what else to do’. You know, ‘I’m not as pretty as the other girls’, ‘I’m not as thin as the other girls’. So it was a little bit discouraging for her. And I said, you know, it’s much harder to be at the top and to stay there than it is to go from the bottom and come up. It’s so much easier.”
Kelly Says She Comes From Supportive Family
September 6, 2002 – Kelly Clarkson chatted with fans on MSN on Thursday. Asked by a fan what her parents thought of the whole competition and whether they supported her throughout, Kelly said, “Of course! My parents are the most supportive. My first solo was ‘Vision of Love’ by Mariah Carey in 7th grade and after I told my mom that I thought I might do this for my career. My parents have been so supportive and kept me grounded. I come from a Godly family and I know that helps.”