VIDEO: Adam Lambert – “When I Was In High School I Was 250 Pounds”

Adam Lambert hasn’t always looked the part of an Idol: the handsome vocalist told Sirius radio of his battles with self-image — and waistline — on Monday.

“I suffered from a little bit of an ugly ducking complex in my early twenties,” Lambert, 27, said. “When I was in high school I was 250 pounds … and that creates some stuff … some body image stuff, some confidence issues, and I got a lot of my confidences from validation I got as a performer.”

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Lambert said that his love life was hindered well into his 20s, though through life experience and maturity, he eventually started “feeling beautiful from the inside out.”

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Lambert’s solo album, For Your Entertainment, is in stores now; it is the first album released from the glam rocker, who finished second in this year’s American Idol competition to Kris Allen.

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