SO, my husband and I have a guilty pleasure: American Idol. We record it with the DVR and then watch it, sans the commercials and the usually boring human interest stories. We enjoy watching for the decent singers as well as the bad. We just watched the first night of auditions (we were so BORED by the extra emphasis on contestant stories that we’re not sure we’re continuing), and at the very end we saw someone interesting: Brooke White, a nanny from California working out East.
Simon asked her something interesting about herself. She said that she had never seen an R-rated movie. Turns out her parents also raised her to eschew alcohol, coffee and tobacco. She grew up and made her choice to follow their strictures. At the end of her performance, Randy said something about her purity. I turned to my husband: “I think he sees her ‘Mormon glow’!” We cracked up.
I don’t know if Brooke White really is LDS, but the evidence is pretty strong.
Interesting fact: no one thought Utah’s American Idol Carmen Rasmussen had that same quality. Hmmmm….
I got this video of Brooke White on American Idol from the Pop Crunch Web site.