Carrie Underwood Bashes Tony Romo, Simon Cowell in Esquire
By PopEater Staff Posted Dec 9th 2009 10:10PM
Carrie Underwood takes no prisoners in the latest issue of Esquire -- bashing everyone from 'American Idol' judge Simon Cowell to her Dallas Cowboy's ex, Tony Romo. The 26-year-old country star reveals the honest truth about her life, why you'll never see her turn political and the harsh reality that "as you step off that stage, you're pretty much alone." See the juicy interview >>
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Her initial feelings about flying to L.A. for 'American Idol': "I was so nervous when I was on my way to L. A. I'd never been on a plane, and I was going alone. I kind of got teary-eyed. My dad was driving, and he said, "If you want to go home, we can go home, and you never have to think about this again. And I thought, If I don't go, I'm choosing for this not to happen. It will be my choice. So I figured it would be easier for me to get kicked off American Idol than to have it be my own decision."
What she really thinks about Simon Cowell: "Simon's obviously very smart. But he's not the smartest person I know."
On whether 'Cowboy Casanova' is about her ex Tony Romo: "No. I would never immortalize a guy that did me wrong. I would never give him that much credit."
Her thoughts on tabloids: "People can take your words and make them into something awful and something you never meant it to be... It's hard to find people who don't want something from you."
Why she won't use her fame to influence politics: "Americans don't need Carrie Underwood telling them who to vote for. They're smarter than that."
The reality of fame she's faced: "When people think of what it's like to be famous, they think of the Ritz. But I've been in hotels where I will not take my shoes off. I will wear flip-flops in the shower. I've seen more basements of venues than I've seen of the United States. People think, 'Oh, you travel around, you get to see the country.' I've seen basements, I've seen concrete, I've seen pillars."
The "controversy" about her first single: "After I released 'Jesus, Take the Wheel,' people started saying, 'Oh, it's kind of risky. You're coming out with a religious song.' And I was thinking, 'Really?' I grew up in Oklahoma, I always had a close relationship with God. I never thought it was risky in the least. If anything, I thought it was the safest thing I could do."
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