Katharine McPhee's 10-Year Plan to End Hunger
But her hubby Nick Cokas never lets her forget the less fortunate, and that‚Äôs why she‚Äôs touring the country to promote the Hunger-Free Summer initiative with ConAgra Foods and Feeding America.
‚ÄúHe completes my soul,‚ÄĚ Katharine, 26, tells me of life with her hubby, whom she wed in 2008. ‚ÄúHe‚Äôs perfect for me because he keeps me focused and in line with what is important in life. Going back to charity stuff, he‚Äôs always the one that reminds me that those are the important things to do, and to keep that a priority and part of my career. He‚Äôs really sweet, too.‚ÄĚ
But she‚Äôs not all business when Nick gives her a smirk.
‚ÄúWhat?!‚ÄĚ she says to her husband. ‚ÄúHe‚Äôs making faces at me. That‚Äôs not nice.‚ÄĚ
She continues, ‚ÄúHe makes me laugh. He also blows my mind.‚ÄĚ
Indeed, Katharine has big plans in store for the next decade. When asked where she hopes to be in ten years, she is clear that she would like to solve the world hunger problem with the help of Feeding America.
‚ÄúThere‚Äôs a lot of cool charities you can get involved with that you hope you can find a cure ‚Äď you hope, but there is never a for-sure guarantee that they will find that cure,‚ÄĚ she explains. ‚ÄúWhat Feeding America is doing along with ConAgra and so many other corporations is an attainable thing to know that in the future, we can literally end ‚Äď first U.S. hunger, and then world hunger. To know that I have a hand in that from a personal level makes me feel very excited to be involved.‚ÄĚ
Regarding showbiz, Katharine has her own hopes and dreams.
‚ÄúCareerwise, I don‚Äôt have certain expectations as far as awards and things like that,‚ÄĚ she says. ‚ÄúThat‚Äôs icing on the cake. To be a part of this business and have a lifetime of a career without just being a flash in the pan is what I hope for, and that I can continue to keep building, keep growing as an artist and hope to be around for a long time.‚ÄĚ
Hmm, is Broadway in her future as it has called on Idol alums Jordin Sparks, Diana DeGarmo, Ace Young and Constantine Maroulis?
‚ÄúI have never done Broadway. I studied musical theater, so I have a background for it. There‚Äôs been opportunities, but not quite the right match for me yet. But I would love to do Broadway one day.‚ÄĚ
Here‚Äôs my pic with Katharine: