What Kellie Pickler Really Did For A Living Before Her American Idol Fame

What Kellie Pickler Really Did For A Living Before Her American Idol Fame

Updated on August 30, 2023 16:13 PM by Sophia Luna

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Like all stars before their rise to fame, Kellie Picklers the American Idol celebrity had to work for her paycheck to survive the increasing cost of living.

The American Idol Season 5 which featured Pickler, was actually the most iconic season to ever exist. Not only did the show bring in the best audience that year, per Fandom, it also produced its first-ever male winner: Taylor Hicks. And while Hicks was definitely a talented musician, he was honestly lucky to win out over that year's pool, which also included Elliot Yamin, Katherine McPhee, and Paris Bennet. There was also Chris Daughtry, who embraced his rock edge and had no trouble becoming a big star. 

Even with Hicks's surprising win, Daughtry who came fourth, today has become one of the most successful contestants from that season. Just a few weeks after his elimination Daughtry signed a record deal and eventually went on to lead a band of the same name.

Another shining star from that season was Pickler who was also a skilled, passionate country vocalist, who gained a bunch of fans because of her genuine personality. And while Pickler may not have the musical recognition of some artists, she's found a ton of success in the country realm. 

According to Kellie Pickler, her first job was working at Sonic which is currently one of the most popular fast food joints around.  And while many stars have shared negative memories of their days working in fast food, Pickler has said she was excited and was grateful for her experience.

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In 2017, Pickler's daytime show, Pickler & Ben hosted a food demonstration segment with chef Sunny Anderson. Interestingly, Pickler seemed rather excited to bring up her previous place of employment, where Anderson also once worked. You know what french fries make me think of? poised Pickler. Sonic. After Anderson realized the singer was hinting that she'd, too, worked at the fast food eatery, Pickler shared an interesting factoid about her experience. Did you ever get the skates where one of the stoppers weren't on there, so you used the menu to stop, asked Pickler.

During a different episode of Pickler & Ben, Pickler gave her co-host Ben Aaron an expert lesson on working at the fast food joint. In the segment, Pickler happily showed Aaron around as he stumbled to learn the restaurant's processes while wearing roller skates. Pickler, of course, had already mastered the hardware required for the job, skating breezily around the parking lot. She also enjoyed sporting the uniform again. Ben, I used to love this uniform, Pickler revealed (via Taste of Country). I never had to wake up in the morning too early and decide what I was gonna wear. I already knew.

While Pickler holds fond memories of her time at Sonic, she shared with OK Magazine in 2020 that she can't remember the last time she ate at Sonic. However, she did have her own personal Sonic ice maker, guaranteeing access to the chain's ice whenever she felt up for it. 

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