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'Scorpion' Lead Katharine McPhee Graces Ocean Drive Fall Fashion Cover

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Singer and actress Katharine McPhee can now add an Ocean Drive Magazine cover to her many lists of accomplishments.

The 32-year-old entertainer was front and center recently at the magazine's September Fall Fashion issue cover party at The Confidante hotel in Miami Beach.

Wearing a white Zac Posen dress, McPhee told CBS4's Lisa Petrillo how thrilled she was to be in South Florida and to grace the cover of this issue.

"I had the best hair and makeup, best photographers. I love that the fashion was very glamorous and something you can see wearing on those Miami nights," McPhee said.

McPhee's rise to fame began in 2006 when she as the runner-up on the fifth season of "American Idol."

She went on to record music, starred in the now canceled show TV show "Smash" and, of course, now has a lead role on the CBS hit show "Scorpion" that made its season three premiere Monday night.

"I'm really excited for the fans to see not only first episode but second episode, because I've been saying the episodes are different this year. They are a little sexier and funnier. Each year they go in that direction which is fun for me to play, not just same old task in hand," she explained.

McPhee wowed the invitation-only guests at the Ocean Drive Magazine party, singing songs that will be part of a theme to an upcoming album.

The album will feature the standards – old songs she grew up singing.

"I've taken a new direction musically and have gone towards older standards and it feels more at home for me. It feels really natural, so that's what I'm doing and focusing on," she said.

McPhee will begin recording that standards album this month.

The Fall Fashion issue of Ocean Drive Magazine with her on the cover is now out. You can also catch her every Monday night on Scorpion on CBS4 at 10pm.

For more on the magazine issue, click here.

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