From Bikini Moments to Nude Pictorials: Kara DioGuardi Brings Spice to ‘Idol’

by | April 14, 2010 at 9:06 AM | RealityTV

'American Idol' Judge Kara DioGuardi Bares All (Photo: Allure)

'American Idol' Judge Kara DioGuardi Bares All (Photo: Allure)

Sex sells, so it is no wonder that Kara DioGuardi has decided to pose nude in the new issue of Allure magazine.

With ‘American Idol‘ drawing increased criticism from viewers this season, it is only fitting that the ‘A.I’ judge would want to draw attention away from the show and onto her. What is surprising, however, is DioGuardi’s body confidence. After admitting she struggled with an eating disorder in her twenties, Kara is now comfortable in her own skin and ready to show the world her rocking body.

This is not the first time DioGuardi has put her physique on display. While singing a duet with the infamous ‘Bikini Girl’ contestant during the Season 8 finale show, Kara stripped down to a skimpy bikini- a stunt that she credits for saving her career.

She tells Women’s Health magazine: “It probably saved my job. It was a defining moment. Like ‘She’s serious and industry, but also as kooky as everyone else on this panel.’”

Allure’s Naked Truth photo spread also features ‘Grey’s Anatomy‘ doc Jessica Capshaw, singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat, actress Regina Hall and ‘Entourage‘ beauty Emmanuelle Chriqui.


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Could it be that ‘Idol’ is so desperate for viewers that Dioguardi’s nude pictorial is yet another stunt to boost ratings? Dioguardi insists that the Allure spread was more about unveiling her true self than it was about publicity. The ‘A.I’ judge tells the mag: “This shoot was less about beauty than about taking a risk and showing people a side of me they have never seen.”

If the ‘bikini moment’ saved her career, can the nude pictorial save ‘Idol’?

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