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Seventeen Magazine: December 2002

Katy Hudson is a charming 18-year-o1d singer-songwriter with big blue eyes and messy hair dyed jet-black. She has an effortless star quality, but she's also the kind of girl who makes you feel like her new best friend by whispering secrets in your ear and grabbing your arm to tell you something when she's excited. Katy recently signed with the Island/Def Jam label (ironically, home to Jay-Z and Ja Rule), and she'll be marketed in both the secular and Christian markets.

She's worldly and rebellious in a cool-kid kind of way: When some of the cute, tattooed roadie boys walk by backstage, she flirts with them. "Hey, Ethan," she yells. "We're talking about sex!" This gets Ethan's attention. "I love boys," Katy says. "Being 18, you gotta love boys."

Katy has a steady boyfriend, but she doesn't believe in sex before marriage. "I know what it does to people," she says. "One night my boyfriend and I went a little too far and I felt like I'd fallen so far away from God. I doubted myself and my strength. I was so weak at the time in my relationship with Christ."

If someone is going to have sex, however, Katy absolutely believes that person should use a condom: "Some Christians think that if you use a condom, it's premeditated. So nobody uses a condom at all and they have sex and get pregnant the first time."