Looks like Kelly Clarkson has company.
Two weeks after the inaugural winner came out in support of Texas Congressman Ron Paul in the 2012 presidential race, the candidate nabbed another star endorsement:
The X Factor's Nicole Scherzinger!
@NicoleScherzy wrote on Twitter: “For the first time ever a politician isn’t lying to us. WAKE UP AMERICA! Ron Paul 2012 I Love this Guy #RonPaulRevolution!”
Hopefully Nicole won't experience anything like the backlash against Kelly Clarkson for weighing in on a heated political campaign, but it's always a possibility.
Kelly was criticized by some of her fans, but also lauded for the move by many Paul supporters - a particularly vocal lot - so there was also an upside for her.
Ron Paul finished second in this week's New Hampshire Republican primary and a strong third in the previous week's Iowa caucus, both won by Mitt Romney.