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Kara DioGuardi rocks a bikini in the April 2010 issue of Women’s Health magazine. The 38-year-old American Idol judge revealed in an interview with WH that her bikini stunt during last year’s season finale of the hit reality show was a pivotal point in her career and probably saved her job. The photo spread hits stands Tuesday.

DioGuardi said, “It was a defining moment, like, ‘She’s serious but also as kooky as everyone else on this panel.'”

She appeared as a guest of Jay Leno on The Tonight Show on March 15. Check out her AI prediction on who will win Season 9.

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