American Idol top 24 finalist Alaina Alexander became the second contestant to have nude photos of her posted on the internet (after Antonella Barba). These, however, were posted on her own My Space website by herself and her agent. She claimed on her site that this was an attempt to bolster a sagging career (as other, healthier parts of her body are not sagging and obviously need no bolstering up).
Idol winner from season three, Fantasia Berino, was both jealous and upset with the latest developments. "They's just contestants and I'se a winner," she said. "People oughts ta be lookin' at my goodies first!" In an attempt to boost her own lackluster career, she has volunteered to pose nude for photos.
No mainstream or smaller pornographic magazine has expressed an interest in this film shoot. This was also true for X-rated film companies and producers. The only callback came from Orkin, who wanted to know if the photos could be placed at the base of doorways and near holes to scare the rats, mice, and cockroaches away.
Hugh Hefner did offer a lucrative photographic contract if Antonella Barba or Alaina were invited back onto the show. He also suggested that Kelly Pickler of last season could possibly join them in a group photo shoot.
When asked if he would join other American Idol contestants in doing naked photos, season two winner Ruben Studdard said "You'd need a wide angle lens and a huge centerfold just to get all of me in the picture!"