ON IDOL IN 2004

1
HIRE A STYLIST

" It's a girl's dream, having people who want to make you look great. I've gotten more confident, being able to wear beautiful clothes."

NOV. 6, 2006, IN DAVID RODRIGUEZ AT THE CMA AWARDS

2
KNOW WHEN TO KEEP IT SIMPLE

"It was a very classy event, so I didn't feel like I needed a lot of sparkle or anything outrageous."

DEC. 3, 2006, IN BCBG MAX AZRIA AT THE KENNEDY CENTER HONORS

3
STICK WITH WHAT WORKS

"I'm not too adventurous. This was a really 'in' color, but the dress was simple and comfortable."

DEC. 4, 2006, IN ESCADA AT THE BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS

4
BRING ON THE BLING!

"I had some major bling that night. It was my first Grammys, so I felt like it was a night to shine!"

FEB. 11, 2007, IN BADGLEY MISCHKA PLATINUM AT THE GRAMMY AWARDS

5
DON'T BE AFRAID OF COLOR

"I don't usually wear prints—or orange—but this was fun. I think I can just about pull it off with my skin tone."

APRIL 16, 2007, IN BADGLEY MISCHKA AT THE CMT MUSIC AWARDS

6
GO FOR COMFORT

"I can suck it in and wear something that's uncomfortable for a little while, but if I'm going to be in the gown for a while I want to breathe!"

MAY 15, 2007, IN BCBG MAX AZRIA AT ACM AWARDS

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SOMETIMES YOU DO HAVE TO SUFFER FOR FASHION!

"I tried this on after an eating spree in France and I couldn't zip it. I had to be a good girl for a few weeks to wear it. "

SEPT. 6, 2007, IN GEORGES CHAKRA AT FASHION ROCKS