After I made it through the first round of auditions, I knew I had to get better if I was going to go all the wayMcPhee credits 'Idol' for life change Dec 06, 2006
I knew I had put off going to a treatment center long enough -- I'd been struggling with bulimia since I was 17McPhee of 'Idol' reveals eating disorder Jun 22, 2006
Katharine Hope McPhee (born March 25, 1984) is an American pop singer, songwriter, actress, model, and television personality. She gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of the Fox reality show American Idol in 2006, eventually finishing as the runner-up.
Her self-titled debut album was released on RCA Records on January 30, 2007 and debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200; it has sold 378,000 copies to date. The album's first single, "Over It", was a Pop Top 30 hit and was certified Gold in 2008. She also established an acting career, most notably co-starring in The House Bunny in 2008 as the hippie sorority sister 'Harmony'.
Her sophomore album, Unbroken was released on Verve Forecast Records on January 5, 2010 and debuted at #27 on the Billboard 200.