A NOTE FROM MIKALAH GORDON
Fans of American Idol 4 may remember Mikalah Gordon, the saucy 16 year old who was loved by some and hated by others. Her caustic yet bubbly personality won over Simon Cowell but distanced her from others. In the end, Meek, as she is known to her friends and fans, didn't survive all the way to the finale.
Recently, Meek's been reaching out to her friends and Idol contacts to try to help dispel a nasty rumor about her that has been circling the web. So, being the clearing-house of American Idol info that I am, I'm passing this on to you guys.
Apparently the rumors going around put Mikalah in a bad light sexually, indicating that she's slept with a lot of guys and is "a slut." It might seem like no big deal to us, as these rumors fly about celebrities and people in the public eye all the time, but according to Mikalah, things have gotten way out of hand, particularly in the Las Vegas circles. It has spread so much so that her own boyfriend had to call her in the middle of an important recording session to speak with her about it.
In her most recent statement on her Myspace site, she clears up the misconception about her sexuality by reaffirming that she is indeed a virgin. (Yes, that's right. They still exist out there. And it ain't a bad thing.) "Mikalah has values that she has vowed to keep until she is ready," a representative for Mikalah said. "She lets each person she enters a relationship know about this up-front."
For those who are involved in spreading these rumors, shame on you. Get a life and find something better to do. Also, be warned, as the Gordons appear to have contacted a lawyer and are looking into the possibility of pressing charges against the originators of the rumors.
Stay tuned for updates.
UPDATE #1: This just in from Mikalah's mom:
J.D., I don't know you, but I was contacted and saw your website. I am crying as you have Mikalah's back. You see, she is my daughter. My name is Victoria Cavaricci. She really is a good girl, and though we know people are jealous and all that jazz, she is just saddened by the negative response that she has gotten. I do believe she is a virgin. That was a goal that she attained for herself. Not by me. Not by religion. She has always said that was her goal. I just wanted to thank you personally for defending my daughter, and as her mother I too am very upset. She is just a kid trying to attain her dream, and so of course I am proud of her. While i cannot put out all the fires, I do really thank you for your time, faith and energy.
UPDATE #2: From Mikalah:
JD, there are not enough thank you's to give to you! I am so appreciative for your help and concern! You have completely brightened my day! It is most definitely people like you that make me want to continue on! You have a beautiful spirit, and you as well deserve the best things life has to offer! Thank you again so much, and I look forward to speak to you again! All of my love and best wishes. MEEK
UPDATE #3: Visit her website at www.mikalah-gordon.org.
UPDATE #4: Fixed broken link to Meek's Myspace