April 14, 2010 09:00 AM by Nancy Floyd
If you enjoyedÂ American Idol judgeÂ Kara DioGuardi‘s bikini strip tease on last year’s finale, get ready for her steamy new photo shoot! The star recently stripped down for Allure magazine’s annual “nude event.” Joining other Hollywood celebs, DioGuardi posed in the buff for the magazine’s May issue. Keep reading for more details…
Last yearÂ American Idol judgeÂ Kara DioGuardi was terrified of appearing on national television in a skimpy bikini. This year, she’s taking it all off for Allure magazine. The star posed completely naked (save for a strategically placed bed sheet) for the magazine’s May issue, which hits stands on April 20th, as a way to take a risk and make a statement.
“This shoot was less about beauty than about taking a risk and showing people a side of me they never have seen,” says the 39-year-old American Idol judge.Â Kara DioGuardi has been outspoken about her body image and self-esteem issues in the past. During her 20s, she struggled with depression and binge eating.Â ”Back then I was a size 6 or 8; now I’m more like a size 2,” she says. “Food is not what I use to anesthetize myself anymore.” TheÂ American Idol judge says she didn’t do too much to prepare for the photo shoot other than avoiding salt. “I can really retain water,” she says.
Kara DioGuardi is just one of the famous women going nude for the Allure issue. She’s joined in the magazine by Grey’s Anatomy star Jessica Capshaw, singer-songwriter Colbie Callait, actress Regina Hall, and Entourage star Emmanuelle Chriqui. The magazine will be available on newsstands on April 20th.