12 Things You Never Knew About Kelly Clarkson

American Idol is returning to a television screen near you on March 11, and we're celebrating by taking a look back at the original winner, Kelly Clarkson.

It's hard to believe it's been 16 years since Clarkson high-noted her way into our lives. She went from America's sweetheart to America's idol to the powerhouse vocalist and superstar she is today.

Sure, she may have jumped ship and gone on over to The Voice, but that doesn't mean we've forgotten her humble beginnings on the singing competition show. (And let's just go ahead and leave From Justin to Kelly out of this.)

And while we all know that Clarkson was the first-ever winner of American Idol and that she has the voice of an angel, there are plenty of little-known facts that will only make you love her even more.

Click through our slideshow to discover some fun and, sure, obscure facts about Kelly Clarkson.


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