Friday, May 15, 2009


‘Idol’s’ Danny Gokey: Professional Eyeglass Model?

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Idol eliminee Danny Gokey has his sights set on a new gig: To become a professional eyeglass model.

Gokey, who was booted from American Idol this past Wednesday (May 13), is known for wearing trademark specs on the show and may develop his own line of eyeglasses in the future.

He’s already become a poster boy for glasses and companies have been lining up to get their frames on his face.

Gokey says that when he started Idol he only owned about 15 pairs of glasses. Now, he has a collection of more than 50 pairs.

The freebie eyewear has been one of his favorite Idol perks and if he’s offered a job modeling glasses in catalogs, he’ll take it.

Gokey hopes he’s opened kids’ eyes and showed them that specs can be cool, not necessarily “nerdy.”

He’s gotten feedback from parents whose kids want to wear their glasses again after seeing Gokey rock his every week on TV.

Idol’s season finale airs next Tuesday (May 19) and Wednesday (May 20) on FOX.

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