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Sanjaya: Smartest Contestant on 'Idol'

Sanjaya: Smartest Contestant on 'Idol'

American Idol hot commodity Sanjaya Malakar shops with big sis Shyamaliat the hip Harmony Lane store in Beverly Hills on Wednesday.

The Idol reject spent a short time in the Beverly Drive boutique before jumping into a taxi and heading back to his hotel.

Mommy Malakar was busted for growing marijuana in their house back in 2005, per The National Enquirer.

And People recently spoke with Sanjaya: “I’ve always gotten along with girls better because I was raised by women. I got teased in school because people figured I must be gay because I understand women. I think that’s why guys didn’t like me – because I got along with girls so well. When I went up to girls they would give me a hug and a kiss on the cheek like I was their gay friend. But I was the straight guy that understood them.”

Simon said it best. Sanjaya Malakar is “the smartest contestant we’ve ever had on the show.”

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