Adam Lambert says role models come in different forms — even in eye makeup, fingernail polish and tight pants, people.com reports.
“It’s a really, really cool thing,” the American Idol runner-up says, “to be able to show people that you can be yourself, and you should be proud of yourself, and you should own who you are and what you’re about, and never make apologies for it.”
So to those who speculate about his sexuality, he has a message. “Calm down,” he says, and “keep speculating.”
Lambert, 27, who finished second to Kris Allen in the show that ended May 20, says his comfort with himself can serve as an example. “It feels really amazing to be able to try and pass that on to kids and young adults who don’t have a role model like that,” he says. “It feels great because I never had a role model like that.”
As for all the talk about his personal life, Lambert says just one word when asked if he’ll address his sexuality directly in an upcoming issue of Rolling Stone: “Maybe.”
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