Lakisha Jones's Million Dollar Diamonds

03/21/2007 at 06:00 PM ET

Lakisha Jones’s performance of the Shirley Bassey classic “Diamonds Are Forever” may not have blown away the judges on last night’s American Idol, but her million dollars’ worth of Kwiat diamonds certainly did. Paula Adbul called Lakisha a “smart girl” for knowing that singing about diamonds means someone will loan you the real thing. And the real thing they were! Kwiat provided the singer with a $150,000 26-carat diamond necklace, a $250,000 diamond brooch worn in her hair, a three-carat ring worth $10,000 and those multiple bracelets with almost 100 carats of diamonds! Whew. And Lakisha should get used to it: It’s just a taste of the borrowed red-carpet bling she’ll surely be wearing someday.

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Kristin on

I for one did not comment on her weight- to me that is not an issue. She just does not have a star appearance- however nothing that an image consultant could not help her with. That being said, I do not think she is going to make it a s a POP star, which is what Idol traditionally produces. She has talent, but not for a POP star. Perhaps a different genre she would do great in- the sky’s the limit.

Shauna on

Its people like this why there is a eating disorder problem among the younger people. I’m not an advocate of being overweight but to say that someone’s weight will control everything about their destiny is pretty bad.

Shani on

Idol does not usually produce pop stars. Actually, of the past winners the only pop artist that I can think of was Kelly Clarkson. Lakisha is big and beautiful and R&B and Gospel audiences would be more than happy to embrace her regardless of her size.

Amy on

As to Stacie….you use the word “fat” in reference to me? Just bc I am sticking up for someone who is a big beautiful woman makes me fat? As for you information if you call being pregnant fat then go for it! I am pregnant and I as far as I am concerned that is not any of ur business and it is ppl that like you that I was talking about, but as I have stated before you don’t know what you are talking about and do down play my religion is utterly perposterious as well. I was just trying to make a point. If no one else agrees with it then so be it, but from what I have read a lot of other ppl agree with me that size doesn’t matter as long as she can sing. Doesn’t matter what she sings either. Idol does not only produce “pop” stars there has only been 1 “pop” star and that was Kelly Clarkson the others have been R & B, Rock, Country, Soul, etc. It is ppl like you that make ppl like me pity what the world is coming too.

Ashley on

Amen, Amy. You took the words right out of my mouth. Stacie seems like the ugly person to me. I mean, really, how friggin shallow can you be???

Lauren on

i think she is one of the best on American idol and i hope to see her towards the end of the show! I thought she looked great and she should stay the way she is. She doesnt need to lose weight! She is a great performer!

Ro Jo on

I think beauty comes in all shapes and sizes….she is an amazing singer…And to be successful doesnt mean you have to be pin thin…Look and Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifa, Jill Scott, Angie Stone, Aretha Franklin. Some of the top names in Music are women who are curvacious. Make room and lots of it, curvacious women are making their way up in the industry now!!

neecee on


enigma on

To SUCCEED in ANY business from real-estate to singing
You need to have to following in check……….

Talent, a vision, knowledge, drive, flare, people skills, determination, focus, and professionalism….WHOEVER you are…..and never giving up…and that’s that!!

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