Meet the First Openly Gay Contestant on 'American Idol'

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MK Nobilette certainly isn't the first gay contestant to appear on American Idol, but she is the first openly gay contestant on the show.

The 20-year-old history maker told judges,"I'm very obviously gay, and there are always going to be people in America and everywhere else who are definitely going to hate. But I think in the last two years there have been a lot of things that have definitely changed that, and have really made it a positive thing."

"The world is changing, I think," Jennifer Lopez replied, before telling MK she made it into the Top 15 girls.

"Thank you guys so much," a crying MK said, adding, "Can I hug you?"

Both Clay Aiken and Adam Lambert are a couple of the Fox reality competition show's known gay contestants, but they both came out after they finished the show.

American Idol airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. on Fox.

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