Heidi Klum has praised former Project Runway contestant Christian Siriano for having a "business mind" and always remembering to keep in touch.
The supermodel - who hosts and judges the Lifetime show - has revealed that season four winner Siriano never forgets to send her clothes and promote his work.
"It's not due to me disliking some of the other designs, but I think he has the most business brain of them and he doesn't forget to send things in order for you to wear them," she explained.
"He sends lookbooks and says to pick something so you can wear it to this or that, which accumulates press for him as well. He makes sure when he has his fashion show to invite you. Others kind of mosey on with their business as before and they forget... Christian never forgets so he's always in the running with the other designers."
When Adam Lambert performed for hometown fans during the “American Idol” tour stop at the San DiegoSports Arena last July, he was the shiniest cog in the “Idol” machine. One year later, the 2009 “Idol” runner-up and Mt. Carmel High School graduate is the main event. He is back in town with songs on the radio, a media controversy on his résumé and a headlining tour that includes tonight’s sold-out show at Copley Symphony Hall.
The King of “Glambert” Nation was not available for an audience with the press, but with the help of some experts (and his proud father), here is a progress report on his post-“Idol” pop-culture reign.
ON THE CHARTS
Eight months after its release, Lambert’s debut album, “For Your Entertainment,” is still on Billboard magazine’s Top 200 album chart. It peaked at No. 3 and has sold nearly 700,000 copies in the U.S. so far. The single “Whataya Want From Me” peaked at No. 10 on the magazine’s Hot 100 chart, and his new single, “If I Had You,” is at No. 69 and rising.
Lambert’s sales aren’t in the same universe as, say, Carrie Underwood’s first post-“Idol” album, “Some Hearts,” which has sold 7 million copies since 2005. But with album sales at a record low, no one is selling 7 million copies of anything anymore. The debut album from Season 7 winner David Cookhas sold 1.3 million copies since 2008, and 2009 winner Kris Allenhas sold less than 400,000 copies of last year’s self-titled disc.
“I think Adam has done pretty well. His album went gold (selling more than 500,000 copies), which in this day and age is not bad at all,” said Billboard senior editor Ann Donahue. “From the beginning, he was obviously a showman. And now that he’s on tour, people are interested in seeing what he’s going to do.”
Our members might be predominantly gay and bisexual men, but we do have a surprising number of female readers here at AfterElton.com. We value you ladies and feel bad that every year we have to ask you to sit out the Hot 100 voting (for that list we wanted a fair representation of whom gay and bi men find attractive).
To try and make up for it, every year we run a special poll exclusively our female readers, in which we ask them which gay/bi men they find hot.
This year over 12,000 votes were cast for over 600 different nominess. The top fifty appear here.
Without further ado... The 2010 Ladies' Choice Hot 50!
Scram, Standard, Speakeasy, Edith, Captain, & more
Heidi Klum wears Brad Walsh Jewelry
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