American Idol 2012 winner Phillip Phillips might have been given a brand new 2013 Ford Fusion during last week’s finale, but he’s not going to be the one driving it.
The newly-crowned American Idol winner is reportedly handing the car keys over to his parents. He plans to continue driving his 2001 Ford Ranger truck. At least it’s a Ford. American Idol should appreciate that.
I don’t know if Phillip’s modesty is charming or annoying. You just won American Idol, Phillip! Indulge a little! You no longer have to drive an 11-year-old truck!
In other news, Phillip is reportedly scheduled to have surgery this week to remove the kidney stones that have plagued him since the beginning of season 11. TMZ says Phillip will recover in style at an Idol executive’s Malibu, California, home.