Friday, April 4, 2008

Pint-Sized ‘Idol’ Ramiele Malubay Refuses To Wear Heels

MIRAMAR, Fla. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – American Idol cast- off Ramiele Malubay may be pint-sized, but she refuses to wear high heels.

Malubay – who was voted off Idol this past Wednesday (Apr. 2) – measures in at a tiny four feet, 11 inches, and says she hates wearing high heels to give herself a boost.

She explains, “If I don’t have to wear heels, I won’t. I hate them!”

Malubay constantly sported high heels on the Idol stage, but during her final appearance on the show (Apr. 2), she opted for more comfortable footwear.

She says, “I was like, ‘I’m wearing flats, screw it!’ And standing next to [Idol contestants] Brooke [White] and Kristy [Lee Cook] during elimination, I thought, ‘Now the world will see just how short I really am!’”

Her small stature earned Malubay the title of “little sister” among her fellow Idol peers, and even teenage crooner David Archuleta played along.

She laughs, “I’m older than Archuleta, but he walks by me all the time and pats me on the head like I’m his little sister.”

American Idol airs Tuesdays and Wednesdays on FOX.

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