E! Online reports that the first American Idol champ has inked a deal with Candie's to hawk its line of funky footwear throughout the fall in a series of ads on the pages of fashion, entertainment and lifestyle magazines. "I'm really excited to be a Candie's girl," Clarkson said in a statement. "Candie's ads are totally different from everybody else's. They're so random; you never know what they are going to do next. They like to shake things up, and do things differently, that's what's so cool about it."
"The idea of the Candie's creative was to show America a side of its idol that they've never seen, a kind of behind the scenes look at Kelly Clarkson," said photographer Davis Factor of the ads. "We had a lot of fun and the pictures look sexy and glamorous." (Images from the photo shoot are on the Candie's Website, www.candies.com.)