LOS ANGELES – "American Idol" contestant Becky O'Donohue just doubled her exposure. The aspiring singer is featured alongside her twin sister, Jessie, in a series of sexy photos on the Maxim magazine Web site.
The 25-year-old twins pose in bikinis, unbuttoned baseball jerseys, and glistening with sweat in a sauna-like setting, wearing only towels.
The photos were taken two years ago for the magazine's online fantasy baseball game, said Jordan Burchette, executive editor of Maxim Online. The images "found new life" when O'Donohue became an "Idol" contestant, Burchette said.
"There's all kind of new buzz surrounding them," he said.
When the twins posed for the pictures, they were models for hire.
"They were athletes in college, then models, and now they're vocalists," Burchette said. "We look forward to their political careers."
A spokeswoman for Fox, which airs "American Idol," had no comment.