"Bikini Girl" Does Battle With Kara DioGuardi

Kara DioGuardi and Katrina Darrell
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The American Idol judge proves why staying in shape at 40 is better than a boob job at 20.

Who knew that American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi had such a killer set of...pipes? She clearly blew away 21-year-old "bikini girl" Katrina Darrell in last night's season finale when she emerged with a microphone during Darrell's rendition of "Vision of Love."

DioGuardi, a noted record producer, surprised over 30 million viewers when she belted out the lyrics and then ripped open the buttons on her dress to reveal a killer set of curves.

Darrell's facial expression, upon realizing that the 38-year-old both out sang and out stripped her, was priceless. Good thing because the Idol castoff is probably down to her last penny after having mid-season boob job. "I was going to ask what's new," Ryan Seacrest said when Darrell took the stage, "but I think I know."

Boob jobs on American Idol are nothing new. Season 5 contestant Kellie Pickler also went under the knife after she was booted off the show. Although her rep denied the 22-year-old had any "facial surgery," it's pretty obvious, even from outer space, that the country western star was on the receiving end of a few knives and needles

So what's with 20-somethings getting botox anyway? Are they frowning more often or simply trying to keep up with a new breed of women, the super hot 40-something?

DioGuardi's strip tease is just one example of how older women are over shadowing younger girls by staying in shape. When a 20-year-old flaunts her flat abs, it's simply a matter of metabolism. But when a 38-year-old shows the world she's buff and beautiful, men take notice. Read: Sweat Together, Stay Together

Men also take notice of giant silicone-enhanced breasts but do they necessarily favor those over-inflated ladies? A recent study of 2,000 men found that only 16% think their wives could use a little nip and tuck thus revealing that men prefer a woman who stays in shape as opposed to stays on top of the latest trends in plastic surgery.

Staying fit gets harder the older we get, so a woman who can balance a family, a career and a six pack is the ultimate sex symbol. Halle Berry, who was crowned "Sexiest Woman Alive" by Esquire magazine just six months after giving birth is both fabulous and 42. The star told People magazine, "Sexiness is a state of mind, a comfortable state of being. It's about loving yourself in your most unlovable moments." 

"Bikini girl" Katrina Darrell had a most unlovelable moment when she sour-pussed her way off stage last night. Her defeat not only validated the fact that she was a sore loser but it made women over 40 everywhere throw their heads back and laugh.

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