7 Classy Quotes From Adam Levine’s ‘OUT’ Magazine Cover Story (PHOTOS)

Erika Brooks Adickman | August 15, 2011 11:05 am

Adam Levine is really going for that rugged rocker look for his cover of OUT magazine with his scruffy beard, flannel shirt and weathered leather jacket. Inside the latest issue, however, the Maroon 5 frontman is as shirtless as he is in “Moves Like Jagger”. Of course the “Stereo Hearts” crooner is more than just eye candy, so below we’ve rounded up the Voice judge‘s seven classiest quotes from his sexy pictorial (or should we say pec-torial) with the gay lifestyle mag.


** On nuture vs. nature: “I can single-handedly dispel any ideas that sexuality is acquired. Trust me, you’re born with it. My brother is gay, and we knew when he was two.”

** On The Voice: “That show’s become a part of me. Being in a position where you can help these people out and — of course I get paid, and of course it’s good for my career as well. But there’s a lot of real talent, and it makes me excited to know I’m part of that.”

** On his reality TV competitor: “I can’t fuck with American Idol. It’s a cultural institution.”

** Then again, maybe he can : “What’s always pissed me off about Idol is wanting to mask that, for that to go unspoken. C’mon. You can’t be publicly gay? At this point? On a singing competition? Give me a break.”

** On his sex life: “That doesn’t mean that I haven’t been totally promiscuous and slutty in my lifetime, because I have.”

** On participating in the It Gets Better campaign: “Perez [Hilton] asked me to do it. I found it strange that one of the biggest bullies on Earth is asking me. I was really not a fan of his. I thought he was part of the problem.”

** On equality: “The fact that gay marriage isn’t legal everywhere at this point is a joke. But there are things now that you never thought would have existed, so I think that we’re kind of in good shape.”

For more from Adam and to check out a behind the scenes look at his steamy photo shoot head here.