Hunk du Jour favorite Jim Verraros has toned up for some sexy new promotional shots for his upcoming CD release, Do Not Disturb.
He mentions on his MySpace blog:
A lot of people have asked me how I changed my body. Well, I'll let you all in on a little secret: there IS NO SECRET. I've been busting my ass for four months in the gym, weight training 6 days a week, increased my protein intake, and slowed down my cardio. There is no pill, no secret workout video or piece of shit machine that I bought on a late night infomercial--- nothing. Just hard work, and diet.
Jim is a musician (and American Idol survivor), actor, and friend of the Hunk du Jour who has been seen in the two Eating Out films. Check out his albums Rollercoaster and Do Not Disturb.
Last week I had the great pleasure of speaking with the adorable Jim Verraros about his American Idol roots, the Eating Out movie franchise, and life in the music business. He was as sweet as he is handsome, and was delightful to talk to.
Read the entire interview after the jump and hear about the inevitable post-Idol crash, being an openly gay artist, the changing importance of music industry labels, seeing yourself onscreen, and how getting back to basics lead to an inspiring discovery about his own voice.
Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds is available on DVD beginning today! Go pick up a copy.
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.