The Hottest Women of American Idol: 20 – 11

20. Mikalah Gordon

Appeared on: Season 4

Where is she now? Mikalah used her sultry-side to flirt with Simon but that couldn’t save her in the end. Most recently Gordon appeared on the CMT reality series, Gone Country 2.


19. Kelly Clarkson

Appeared on: Season 1

Where is she now? She is the original Idol and one of the biggest sellers in pop (with a little country flair) music over the last decade. She’s had hit after hit, earned Grammy’s and even toured with Reba McEntire. Kelly has a new album due out soon but can currently be heard singing with Jason Aldean on a duet, Don’t you wanna stay?, from his recently released album.

18. Kristy Lee Cook

Appeared on: Season 7

Where is she now? Cook was the horseback riding country girl from season 7. While she wasn’t that great of a vocalist, Kristy did manage to land a record deal after her Idol exit. In late 2010, Kristy inked a deal with Broken Arrow Records but we’ve yet to see any new music from her.

17. Megan Joy

Appeared on: Season 8

Where is she now? You either loved her or hated her during season 8 of American Idol. Megan Joy, had the quirky voice and was covered in tattoos but her infectious smile couldn’t save her from elimination. Megan has recorded two albums and will mark her silver screen debut this weekend in the comedy Hall Pass.

16. Haley Scarnato

Appeared on Season: 6

Where is she now? She had legs and she knew how to use them. No doubt you remember when Haley debuted her short-shorts and Simon announced to the world that he loved them but now, Haley isn’t hanging around the music business anymore.

15. Fantasia

Appeared on: Season 3

Where is she now? She’s battled fame, fortune, drugs, bankruptcy and a few flawed singles but through it all, Fantasia has kept her voice. Fantasia has managed to stay with her music and earlier this month (February 2011) she took home her first Grammy award for R&B Female Vocal Performance. Fantasia is currently in talks to portray Aretha Franklin in an upcoming biopic.

14. Kara DioGuardi

Appeared as an American Idol Judge, Seasons 8, 9

Where is she now? After two seasons of judging on American Idol, Kara DioGuardi left the series to head back to song-writing and is now going to be hoisting her own song-writers reality television show Going Platinum, on Bravo. Kara will be joined by singer/song-writer Jewel for the first season.

13. Kimberly Caldwell

Appeared on Season: 2

Where is she now? Kimberly was known for her great voice and equally good looks but was sent home a little early for her Idol fan-base. She was engaged to American Idol champ David Cook for a while but called it off and is now promoting her latest album and single, Desperate Girls & Stupid Boys.

12. Latoya London

Appeared on: Season 3

Where is she now? Latoya was involved in one of the toughest seasons of female competition with Jennifer Hudson and Fantasia but was eliminated early. Since her days on Idol, she has gotten divorced, recorded a studio album and is now touring with The Color Purple’s national company.

11. Ryan Starr

Appeared on: Season 1

Where is she now? Now, who really watched Idol during Season 1? In case you didn’t, allow us to introduce the gorgeous Ryan Starr. The talented Miss Starr worked her connections but never could seem to land a record deal. She has done some modeling but hasn’t managed to find a place in the industry she wanted to pursue.

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