13 Questions With Kellie Pickler

The American Idol star talks about boys, boredom and blind dates.

Besides touring with Brad Paisley and Rascal Flatts, Kellie Pickler—a fifth-season finalist on the mega-popular American Idol—is on a roll. She’ll be taking a shot at acting soon when she does a pilot for a sitcom on the Fox network. Her performance of her hit “I Wonder” on the recent CMA Awards show garnered high praise, and now her “Things That Never Cross a Man’s Mind” is climbing the charts. Here’s part of Country Weekly’s interview with Kellie. For the rest of Kellie’s interview, check out CW’s 12/17 issue, on sale 12/3.

  1. Where were you the first time you heard your first single, “Red High Heels,” on the radio and how did you feel?

I was in Georgia on the American Idol tour. It was a great feeling. A Rascal Flatts song came on and then “Red High Heels” came on right after it. It was nice to be on the radio with all these other country artists that I’ve admired. It was a big trill.

  • Would you rather do a love scene with George Clooney or Patrick Dempsey?

    Can I do Matthew McConaughey? [Big laugh]

  • What’s your most obsessive-compulsive habit?

    I love shoes. It’s so weird; every time I go shopping I buy six or seven pairs of shoes. Half of them are still in the box. It’s my little addiction I guess you could say.

  • How many pairs of red high heels do you have?

    I don’t even know. I get them in the mail all the time from fans and different shoe designers.

  • Do you have a red high heel shoe closet?

    I have a bedroom that I’ve turned into a shoe closet.

  • If you could clone one man and keep him all to yourself, who would you pick?

    Oh, gosh! You know what, I don’t know because I haven’t met that person yet.

  • Who would you like to say “How do you like me now?” to?

    A lot of people [laughs]. Some of my teachers … all through school I never paid attention in school. I always looked out the window. I always wanted to sing and everybody thought I was crazy.

  • Would you consider going on a blind date?

    Oh, absolutely.

  • What female country artist would you like to portray in a movie?

    Dolly Parton. I’m compared to her quite often so I might only have to be myself [laughs].

  • What’s your least-favorite chore to do around the house?

    I do not like … can I just do “all of the above”? It’s so strange because I like cleaning other people’s places, but I do not like to clean mine.

  • Who do you call when you get bored?

    I honestly I hate talking on the phone so I don’t really ever talk on the phone. I usually don’t get bored because I’m always on the go. I can’t remember the last time I’ve been bored.

  • Have you bought your first house yet?

    I bought my first condo, and I’m looking forward to buying a house next year.

  • If you could ask American Idol’s Simon Cowell one personal question, what would it be?

    I’d probably ask him if I could have that Bentley he drives. Or I’d ask him what he’s getting me for my birthday [laughs].

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