Just three years after winning American Idol, Samantha "Just Sam" Diaz is back to singing in the New York City subway for money.
Last month, Sam began posting videos of herself performing in subway stations on Instagram and wrote in a since-deleted caption that she was "super embarrassed" to let fans know she's back to busking.
According to The Sun, Sam's deleted caption said, "Back in 2021, I was super embarrassed to be going back to the trains. I didn’t want people to know that I legit needed the money. I didn't want people to know that it wasn't optional. I was disappointed in myself for allowing myself to fall so low after winning Idol, but then I had to take it easy on me and remember that I started my journey with Idol at 20 years old."
Sam won the competition at the beginning of the pandemic in 2020 when the show went remote midway through the season.
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