Kelly Clarkson in Stilettos? 'It's Not Going to Happen'

05/22/2012 at 09:00 AM ET

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“Fashion over function” is not a mantra Kelly Clarkson lives by.

“I think you should be comfortable,” the original American Idol told reporters while doing press for her new ABC singing competition, Duets, in Los Angeles last week.

“This is such a funny industry. Sometimes I turn on awards shows and pop stars are wearing alien costumes,” Clarkson said of the outlandish fashions in the music industry. “I’m like, ‘That’s cool for you but ain’t no way in hell someone is going to convince me to wear that on stage.'”

The “What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)” singer believes the music industry puts too much pressure on artists to conform.

“Not only can the music be formulaic, but the attire can be formulaic,” she said. “Just like music, with style there is room for everything and it might not be everyone’s cup of tea but it is that person’s thing.”

Now Clarkson is imparting her fashion advice on her Duets contestant, Jordan Meredith.

“I need [Jordan] to be comfortable on stage and people are pushing her to wear something else and that is not our focus,” said Clarkson, who will mentor and sing with Meredith and one other contestant during the show’s premiere season. “Especially in a competition you need to be comfortable and confident.”

And for Clarkson, comfort begins with footwear.

“I don’t want to wear no stiletto,” she said, gesturing to her open-toed shoes with thick heels. “I am not a model and I am not Beyoncé. It is not going to happen.”

–Patrick Gomez

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Denise Smith on

Good for you!

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sasi on

Kelly can wear anything she damn well pleases. I love her honesty and her amazing voice. Do what makes you happy, Kelly!!! I cannot wait to see Duets!!!

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Linda on

We never see Joss Stone in heels, Kelly reminds me of her a little, singing and barefoot, and I wouldn’t have them any other way. She probably wears the heels for the fear of what will be written about her the next day . Or what will be on the next talk show with Tim Gunn Oh NO Kelly Clarkson didn’t have heels on the other night , did you see that.I think Ms Clarkson has earned the respect, to wear and do whatever she desires, without anyone’s mouth running off about it to make her uncomfortable.

georgina notis on

i miss the magazine from my house

Jon on

Good for Kelly, whatever makes her happy, I like how she won’t conform to stuff like that and do what Certain people want her to do, I’d do the exact same thing!

Samantha on

Hopefully peer pressure won’t ever get to her in anything. She’s a breath of fresh air in a very “me, too” industry. No one should aim to look, feel, be or … sing like anyone else. Good for her.

kazumi on

her voice will still be amazing no matter what footwear she has on..

Kat on

This woman is an outstanding role model. She owns her beauty through self confidence and speaking up on women’s issues, like conforming and ridiculous expectations (stilettos are the worst invention ever)…..yet, she’s not rebellious or disrespectful.

…and congrats on the new relationship! Couldn’t happen to a classier woman.

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