Jordin Sparks is the new “American Idol.” Only “Access Hollywood” was by her side every step of the way when her reign got rolling and only we had her on our stage.
“Hey Access, it’s my first day as your ‘American Idol.’ It’s 5:25 in the morning and the sun is coming up.”
Welcome to 17 year old Jordin Sparks’ new life.
We were invited along as the high school junior began her first full day as a superstar. At 5:30, interviews for Jordin and runner up Blake Lewis began.
“I don’t know where I’m at right now. I don’t even know what day it is,” Blake told our cameras.
He partied last night at Hollywood’s Sky Bar ’til 3:15 a.m. He was feeling it after only 45 minutes of sleep.
“Yeah, a very good 45,” he laughed.
At 8:20 a.m., Jordin greeted her fans and 10 minutes later an onslaught of TV and radio interviews were finally over.
Jordin’s limo ride to “Access” began with a police escort while a helicopter in the sky caught her every move.
“What have I got myself into,” she joked.
At 9:53, “Access” welcomed the now famous teenager who’s about to lose some precious high school memories.
“Senior year, homecoming, prom, all that you’re going to miss, right,” Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson asked.
“I don’t think anything can top my 17th year,” she said. “I mean I’m just like whatever. This is so much bigger than prom and stuff like that. I’m okay. I don’t need it. I got my friends and that’s cool.”
Shaun then asked Jordin if she was surprised that people focused on her weight.
“I just started laughing,” she said. “I’m like seriously, can’t we focus on something else besides people’s body images? Like I was just like, whatever! I don’t even care.”
“I just ate a burrito before I came out here,” she added.
Watch Jordin’s performance on “Access Hollywood’s” stage