Jim Verraros survived American Idol and came out as a gay man. He's since released his own solo album, as well as appear in the movie Eating Out. (Which of course isn't Oscar material, but he was actually recognized as one of the brighter performances.)
He's also had a pretty major change in style since his beginnings on Idol -- now opting for rock t-shirts and moody stares instead of geek chic glasses and full-on smile. Check out the other photos after the jump.