carrie underwood self 320 'American Idol': Carrie Underwood gives out phone number to contestants“American Idol” winner Carrie Underwood remembers where she came from — and wants to help new Idols when she can.

As the cover girl for the latest issue of Self, Carrie Underwood tells the magazine:

I give out my phone number to the contestants freely. I also like to send a present for making the top 10. I’ll send a dog tag necklace from Tiffany and put ‘Congrats on the top 10! Love, CU’ on it.

Awww! Carrie also shares her eating right, staying fit and good skin tips in the issue that is on newsstands now. Watch a behind-the-scenes video of her cover shoot below.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."