You know when celebrities talk about what they were like in high school and they all say they were hideous losers who had no friends and lived under a bridge and were chased through the streets by angry villagers holding torches because they were such freaks of nature? But then you see a gorgeous photo of them as a teenager or you learn that they actually made homecoming court twice and realize they were just trying to make themselves seem humble? Sexiest Man Alive Adam Levine didn’t do that during this interview with Conan O’Brien, which was nice. But that doesn’t mean he told the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help him Beyonce.
I’ll give Adam credit for being honest about his teenage self, saying he was “a jerk” who was really into himself and wore a beaded necklace in his yearbook photo. But he’s somehow convinced himself that he’s now a totally changed man who isn’t full of himself at all. He does jokingly say, “Nothing’s changed,” but then immediately afterward he goes all serious and says, “I’m not the same way that I was.” Aww, isn’t he just the cutest little delusional thing?
I bet it’s really fun to live in Adam Levine’s world, where posing naked with your model girlfriend’s hands over your junk or marketing hypocrisy-scented fragrances or unofficially listing your type as “Victoria’s Secret angel” isn’t being full of yourself. What makes this concept of change even sillier is the fact that he looks pretty much the same physically as he does in his high school photo. Throw a necklace on him and shave that consta-stubble and you won’t be able to tell the difference.
Check out Adam’s faulty argument below, along with the necklacey photo in question, and then have a good laugh because haha, yeah right, buddy. Whatever you say.