Monday, March 3, 2008

‘Idol’ Eliminee Says: ‘I Swear I’m Not That OCD!’

Tulsa, Okla. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – American Idol cast- off Alaina Whitaker is setting the record straight when it comes to her peculiar pet peeve.

Whitaker – who was “surprised and shocked” to be voted off Idol last Thursday (Feb. 28) – revealed during her video montage on Wednesday (Feb. 27) her habit of making sure none of her food touches on her plate before she eats.

But while her pet peeve is a bit strange, the 17-year-old singer says her food separation habit isn’t as bad as it seems.

Whitaker explains, “On the Idol video I looked really OCD about it, but I swear it’s not that bad! It’s just a weird pet peeve of mine. I used to eat each food on my plate with a different fork when I was little. At least I don’t do that anymore!”

Although none of Whitaker’s fellow Idol contestants shared her habit, many of the idols told her they had friends and family who were the same way about their food, which Whitaker finds comforting.”

She laughs, “I’m happy to know I’m not the only one!”

American Idol airs Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays on FOX.

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