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American Idol: Kara DioGuardi’s Sexy Maxim Photo Shoot

February 14, 2010 12:11 PM by Nancy Floyd


American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi had no problem stripping down to her bikini in last season’s finale of the FOX singing competition so it’s no surprise she’s baring it again in a sexy

Maxim photo shoot. DioGuardi sits down with the men’s mag to discuss Simon Cowell‘s departure from the show, the addition of new judge Ellen Degeneres, how much she misses Paula Abdul, and the surprising response she got after last season’s striptease…

American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi certainly seems to be comfortable with her body, as evidenced by a sexy new Maxim photo spread. Posing in a teeny bikini, the American Idol judge dishes on fellow judges Simon Cowell and Ellen Degeneres during the candid interview.


In the new issue of Maxim on newsstands on February 16th, Kara DioGuardi opens up about how she landed her sweet new gig as an American Idol judge. “They were looking for a fourth judge, and they wanted to add someone who was in the industry. Plus, I’m known to be ballsy and outspoken,” she tells the men’s magazine.

When asked about the addition of Ellen Degeneres (who replaced Paula Abdul this season), DioGuardi says, “I was like, ‘Rock on!’ The thing with Ellen I don’t think everybody understands is that she’s a huge music lover. That’s what you need to be on Idol.” But DioGuardi hasn’t forgotten about Abdul so quickly saying, “During the auditions, yeah, I missed her. She was so nurturing, and I try to have some of that in my critiques.”

When asked about her feelings about Simon Cowell‘s impending departure, the American Idol judge gave a more diplomatic answer. “All I can say is the guy can do things not many folks can get away with, and people like when someone is true to himself.” Umm, that doesn’t really tell us what you think about him leaving, Kara.

And lastly, the magazine was curious to know about the response DioGuardi got from American Idol fans after stripping down to a bikini on last season’s finale. “I got a couple of proposals and thought maybe I’d want to divorce my husband,” she responds with a laugh.

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One Response to “American Idol: Kara DioGuardi’s Sexy Maxim Photo Shoot”

  1. dm Says:
    April 15th, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    I always liked Kara but now I know why she tried to show up bikini girl (whom I could not stand by the way), is because she got the attention from men instead of herself!


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