It's amazing how a couple minutes on TV can turn into an all-out fan frenzy online. University of Minnesota student and Minnesota native Casey Carlson has only had a couple minutes in the spotlight in this season of American Idol, but fan sites have exploded and the buzz just won't quiet down. It doesn't hurt that Carlson has some pretty sexy bikini photos that turned into big news on TMZ. This is the real bikini girl, folks.
So the Pioneer Press delves into Carlson's past in Minnesota. And gosh darn it, she's a good hearty Midwestern lady who is going to make it big.