With her new show Duets well underway, singer/American Idol alum Kelly Clarkson is enjoying life on the other side of the judges' table. Kelly is featured on the August 2012 issue of Lucky magazine and in the interview with the mag, Kelly talks about mentoring the Duet contestants, her new beau and how she gets ready in the morning.

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Here's what she had to say:

On her beau: "Oh, there's all these rumors that I'm a lesbian. I have a boyfriend now, Brandon Blackstock, my manager Narvel's son, Reba McEntire's stepson? I just had my 30th birthday and we went turkey shooting. It's what I wanted to do, so we went."

On getting ready in the morning: "I put on the Hank Williams and the Patsy Cline and the RosemaryClooney on vinyl -- I'm not trying to be some cool indie -- rock person, I just love the way it sounds -- and throw on a t-shirt and jeans. In Texas, we practically come out of the womb in jeans. I just blow-dry my hair and put on mascara and lip gloss, and I'm ready to go. I really don't get long nails. They're so EdwardScissorhands."

On mentoring Duets contestants: "Last week, one of the Duets contestants was crying. She said, 'I gave everything up to come here, and I'm scared.' I thought back to Idol and how I didn't know much except that I was scared, and that I had nothing left to lose. I told her, 'That fear? It's your power in this situation. Use it, because it's your fire."

Kelly is looking pretty good.... Right?

Photos courtesy of Lucky Magazine