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Beautiful Fiasco: Adam Lambert As You’ve Never Seen Him Before

Lyndsey Parker
Reality Rocks

Most male pop stars would rather shave their heads than go prematurely gray, but of course, Adam Lambert is not like most male pop stars. Just-released, high-fashion photos from the British tastemaker glossy Fiasco feature the American Idol looking more like a classic matinee idol, with his pomade-slicked, silver-dyed coif, and these stunning shots may soon directly contribute to a severe drop-off in worldwide sales for Grecian Formula For Men. Glambert looks good in gray!

Adam's Fiasco issue hits newsstands this  Monday, but here are some interview excerpts to tide you over till then:

On coming from a TV talent show:
"It's interesting, because you get all this hype and celebrity and it's of the moment. But as far as being an artist, that's not really explored until you put out your own original material."

On singing with Queen:
'Those shows I did with Queen were pretty surreal. I was really excited and super-flattered, but intimidated at the same time. How do you live up to someone like Freddie Mercury? There was no way I could ever compete with him. I had to let that go and create an experience of paying tribute."

On keeping up appearances:
"The way I look at it, there's just as much pressure [on men], but men aren't supposed to talk about it. It's supposed to seem easy, but men, especially in the public eye, are just as worried as women are."

On being a posterboy for the LGBT community:
"For the general audience, they look at the way I style myself and they go, 'Errrr, that's gay,' but you ask a handful of gay guys and they're like, 'I would never wear that!'"

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