It's hard to believe that it's been 12 years since the very first season of American Idol came to an end. On September 4, 2002, Kelly Clarkson beat out Justin Guarini to be named the 1st ever American Idol.

We all know how it's worked out for Kelly since then. She's still a big star! But did you realize that she had a back up plan. As we can see from her American Idol audition, if the whole singing thing wouldn't have worked out, Kelly could have been the next big fashion designer. Watch the video to see her explain. Bonus: We get to see the man who left idol, Brian Dunkleman,