Wonder what happened to American Idol runner-up Justin Guarini? - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

Wonder what happened to American Idol runner-up Justin Guarini?

Justin Guarini (Photo: Getty Images) Justin Guarini (Photo: Getty Images)
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We have heard very little from man who was runner-up to Kelly Clarkson in 2002. 

However, you may have been seeing Justin Guarini without noticing it’s him.

He’s the flamboyant tiny character “Lil Sweet” in the new Diet Dr. Pepper ads.

Guarini is completely unrecognizable under that purple/red wig and scarves.  

Guarini told “Entertainment Weekly” the character was a collaboration between him and Dr. Pepper.  He says they wanted him to be a glam rock. 

All the sweetness but none of the calories.

That’s why he’s so small an so big at the same time.

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