Ryan Seacrest Recounts *Major* Wardrobe Malfunction on ‘American Idol’ Finale

While the rest of America patiently waited to hear the winner of American Idol season 20, host Ryan Seacrest was having a slight wardrobe malfunction that didn’t go unnoticed by some viewers.

On the latest episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, Seacrest recounted the entire story to his co-host, Kelly Ripa. The morning show host revealed there was too much of his “anatomy” showing on camera. Luckily, the problem was quickly addressed by his stylist, Miles Siggins, who offered him a change of underwear.

“We go to a commercial and he says, ‘Can I tell you something? We need to change your underwear,’” Seacrest said. “I said, ‘What do you mean we need to change my underwear?’”

However, Siggins offered Seacrest his own underwear to change into. “It was in the middle of a live show! We go backstage during the commercial and find a little corner and I'm literally taking off my pants, off my underwear, and putting his on,” he explained.

Meanwhile, Ripa was shaking her head in disapproval the entire time. When Seacrest asked why, she said there is no way she could’ve done that (if the roles were reversed). “Change the camera shot! Crotch up!” she said. “I would have said, ‘You get that camera and put it from here up.’ I’m not wearing Miles’s panties.” 

But it all worked out in the end. Seacrest went on to announce the next American Idol winner, which is (drum roll please) Noah Thompson. The 19-year-old singer from Kentucky emerged victorious after battling it out with two other contestants, Leah Marlene and Huntergirl.

TBH, we understand where you’re coming from, Kelly. (That is kinda gross…)

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