Well this would be a first for an Idol cast-off.
Danny Gokey, famous for wearing glasses on stage, wants to start his own line of eyewear!
“I want to come out with a line of glasses,” says the third-place finisher, known for his fashionable array of eyewear. “And hopefully somehow tie into the foundation [his deceased wife Sophia’s Heart Foundation]. Maybe some of the proceeds can help whatever we try to do for the foundation. I would really like to start a Danny line or a Gokey line.”
Danny says he started out the season of Idol with only 15 pairs of glasses, but since appearing on the show, “glasses have been raining out of the sky,” and he’s up to more than 50 pairs.
He also says he’d like to model.
In addition to having his own line of eyewear, the Milwaukee singer says he’d jump at the chance to model glasses as well. “I would love to be an eyeglass model. I’m serious,” he says. “That would be so cool. I haven’t been offered anything yet because I’m just leaving the American Idol bubble right now. I hope I made glasses cool for kids. That was kind of the word that I got on the street—that kids were kind of excited to wear glasses again.”
In case it wasn’t clear: “On the record, I would love to do anything glasses-wise,” he adds.
Ummmm, this is sweet and all, but who the hell owns 15 pairs of glasses? I wear glasses, and I own one pair of glasses, and then a really old pair that I keep in a drawer in case I lose or break the existing pair. Do you know how much eyeglasses cost? I mean, they’re usually like $150 at the lower end. So Danny Gokey had over $2000 worth of glasses before he ever even got famous. Who does that??