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Senior Homecoming princess Tiffany Montgomery rides in the annual halftime parade, October 16, 1999. Tiffany was crowned Homecoming Queen at the dance the following night.

Ryan Starr
Photo courtesy of Fox TV "American Idol"



Tiffany Montgomery a.k.a. Ryan Starr

Monday, October 7, 2002. Ryan Starr (aka Tiffany Montgomery), Verdugo Hills HS class of 2000, spent the summer on nationwide television as a finalist on the hit television show "American Idol," which aired on the FOX network twice a week from June through September 2002.

Ryan was selected as one of the top ten best amateur singers in America out of more than 10,000 who auditioned for the show. The show finished its run as the number one rated TV show of the summer and featured live performances each week by the contestants. After each show, viewers across the nation were allowed to call in by telephone and vote for their favorites, with the lowest vote-getter being eliminated each week. At its height, the show drew as many as 18 million votes in a single night, and the final episode was watched by an audience of 28 million viewers.

Ryan Starr
Photo courtesy of Fox TV "American Idol"

Since appearing on the show, Ryan has recorded a song on one CD (American Idol's Greatest Hits) and has received numerous offers from major record labels to record a CD of her own songs, as well as several television and modelling offers. She was featured on the cover of TV Guide,Ryan Starr T.V. Guide and her photo has appeared in such publications as USA Today, US Weekly, People, Entertainment Weekly, and Time Magazine. She has also been seen coast-to-coast on nationally syndicated talk shows like Live with Regis and Kelly, Good Morning America, the Today show, MTV's TRL, and the Howard Stern radio show, and is currently preparing for a national singing tour with the other finalists from the show.

There is an unofficial website dedicated to her from some of her fans,, which students can visit for more information on Ryan's accomplishments and future plans.

Ryan Starr Regis
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Written by:
Jerry "jtt" Tao of Las Vegas, NV

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