Adam Levine: I Love Being As Naked As Possible All the Time

Wes Ferguson / August 15, 2011

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Proving he’s extremely comfortable in his own skin (and thankfully also without anything covering it), Adam Levine lays it on the line for a revealing interview with Out magazine. Posing for several shirtless pics, The Voice judge and Maroon 5 frontman says he likes letting it all hang out.

“I just love being as naked as possible all the time,” he says. “It feels really natural to me.”

The sexy singer is all too eager to address any gay rumors surrounding him as well.

Although he’s straight, he says he has a very open mind because of his younger brother being gay.

“I can single-handedly dispel any ideas that sexuality is acquired,” he says with a laugh. “Trust me, you’re born with it. My brother is gay, and we knew when he was two. We all knew.”

Rather than keep him in the closet, he says, his family rallied around him. “We all really wanted to provide some cushion for him and constantly let him know that it’s OK. A lot of people don’t want their kid to be gay and will fight it at all costs. But I’ve got news for you — it’s a losing f***ing battle. The more you fight it, the more f***ed-up your kid’s gonna be. You’ve just got to embrace it from the beginning. That’s the only way to deal with it as a family.”

When comparing his show, which had two openly gay singers in the finale, to American Idol, he says, “What’s always pissed me off about American Idol is wanting to mask that, for that to go unspoken. C’mon. You can’t be publicly gay? At this point? On a singing competition? Give me a break. You can’t hide basic components of these people’s lives. The fact that The Voice didn’t have any qualms about being completely open about it is a great thing.”

For himself, he says, “I’m extremely comfortable in my sexuality, so I can think, Oh, that’s a good-looking dude. Acknowledging that someone’s attractive and wanting to f*** a dude are two different things.”