Friday, May 25, 2007
My bad... Jim Verraros- I am the only one who didn't know he was gay.
I missed this one... my bad... but he is hot! So I'm mentioning him anyway!-- CJ
American Idol Contestant Jim Verraros Talks To Queer Magazine
QUEER, a special interest online magazine targeted at gay and lesbian readers, recently landed an interview with "American Idol" contestant Jim Verraros. In the interview, Verraros talks about his favorite Idol (George Michael), his indie film credits, being a GLBT role model and his new album Unsaid and Understood. One of our favorite quotes from the interview? "I think everyone should dress the way the want to. If people don't like it, f*ck them." Verraros follows up later in the interview by saying he swears "like a motherf*ckin' sailor." Is he cute or what? To read the full interview, visit www.damgi.com
How cool is he!!!-- CJ
James Conrad Verraros (b. February 8, 1983) is an American singer/entertainer and native of Crystal Lake, Illinois who is most notable for being one of the top 10 finalists in the first season of American Idol. Because he was raised by deaf parents, he is fluent in American Sign Language. Jim is of Greek (father) and German, Irish, French and English (mother) descent.
Personal lifeThe first openly gay contestant ever to be on American Idol, Verraros quickly became a celebrity in the American gay press because of a controversy that erupted when Fox Broadcasting Company made him remove gay-friendly comments from his network-sponsored American Idol web site in the summer of 2002. In contrast, the winner of Pop Idol season one, AI's British parent series, was openly gay singer Will Young.
Verraros recently released his first internationally-released album Rollercoaster (2005), which has garnered a couple dance floor hits, including the Top 25 Billboard Dance Chart hit "You Turn It On." The album was produced and co-written by Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Gabe Lopez and features four songs co-written by American Idol Finalist Angela Peel.
As an actor, Verarros is a star of the 2004 gay-themed comedy, Eating Out, directed by Q. Allan Brocka and produced by Ariztical Entertainment.
His my space page!!!--CJ
JIM VERRAROS - Debut Album April 26, 2005
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