Clay Aiken Shows Off His New Beard

5/25/2010 4:10 AM PDT
Carrying his own bags and rockin' some face scruff, Clay Aiken arrived at LAX on Monday.

With the country about to anoint a new winner this week, can you believe it's been seven years since the 31-year-old father of one lost to Ruben Studdard on "American Idol?"