Haley who was the first contestant eliminated from the Top 24 on Idol last Thursday (Feb. 21) was constantly told by host Ryan Seacrest and the judges that he looked like a mix between Leif Garrett and 70s rocker Peter Frampton, because of his skinny frame and long, wavy, blond hair.
Haley says Idol was the first place hed ever gotten those comparisons, and the 17-year-old singer admits hed never heard of Leif Garrett until that point.
So Haley did what any teenager would do and Googled the 80s icon and Peter Frampton.
He explains, I was hoping they were good looking guys, and that it was a good thing that I looked like them. I was pretty happy with the results. Im happy with how I look. I like my hair. In my hometown [Elida, Ohio] not a lot of people look like me. Im different.
American Idol airs Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays on FOX.
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