AOL Autos recently sat down to talk cars with Grammy Award nominee and American Idol winner Ruben Studdard. As it turns out, the Velvet Teddy Bear's first car had a snazzy crushed velvet interior, and a pristine white exterior that a young Studdard maintained on a daily basis.

"I loved my car. I would wake up every morning before school, wash it so that it would look pristine when I drove to school."

You'll never guess what happened to Ruben's beloved first ride...


If you weren't fortunate enough to catch Ruben Studdard live during the David Foster and Friends North American tour, be sure to check out his acclaimed fourth album, Love Is -- available now.

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