In her live performance of “Part of Me” on “American Idol” last night, Katy Perry debuted the U.S. government’s new secret weapon: female soldiers in very short camo shorts. With these ladies on the front lines, our enemies will surely surrender with no shots fired. Okay, maybe not, but Katy did recently show us what it means to be a true American idol when she visited the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
During a performance at the Academy last week, Katy demonstrated just how much she appreciates the men and women who serve our country by offering one lucky sailor an on-stage kiss. (More or less awesome than receiving a purple heart??) She also displayed her knowledge of U.S. history by asking him to recreate this iconic 1945 photograph.
Katy is definitely into the military theme lately. In the video for her hit song “Part Of Me,” she plays a butt kickin’ female Marine. While shooting the video with actual Marines, Katy gained a newfound respect for our troops. “For three days I was a wannabe Marine, which was so difficult…I was sore and exhausted,” she said. “I was educated on the people in the service, who I’ve always respected, but this time the respect goes above and beyond anything I could’ve imagined.”
Katy isn’t the only celeb’ who’s giving the troops some lovin’. Last year, both Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake attended the Marine Corps Balls after being asked out on YouTube. I’m not sure if either of their dates got as lucky as Katy Perry’s sailor, but if anyone deserves a little more love, it’s the people who so bravely serve our nation. They are true American idols.
+ WATCH: Katy Perry “Part Of Me“
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