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June 20, 2021

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Nick Jonas talks about fame

He says he’s a ‘little embarrassed’ by his sex symbol status


Nick Jonas isn’t taking his sex symbol status too seriously.

As a matter of fact, the pop music heartthrob said he’s a “little embarrassed” by it.

In a new interview with GQ Hype, Jonas shared his thoughts about his music, his marriage to Priyanka Chopra Jonas and how he feels about all the attention surrounding his appearance.

“I think it’s flattering, but attraction is such a nuanced thing,” the Wyckoff, N.J.-bred Dallas native told Michael Cragg. “I don’t take it too seriously. I just learn to laugh about it and think about the fact that my parents are probably reading some of the comments.”

“It’s not something I wear as a badge of honor,” Jonas added. “I tend to try to not think about it, because it would make me feel a little embarrassed.”

The 28-year-old former Disney star was also asked by British GQ’s digital edition if his good looks ever impacted his career in a negative way.

“I don’t know if I’m at liberty to say that or not because it’s something about me,” Jonas said. “That certainly doesn’t affect my ability to appreciate someone else’s work. But we don’t all think the same way, so I’m not sure. I can understand that it is a thing.”

The usually hard-bodied Jonas Brothers star – who became social media fodder in 2019 for having a “dad bod”– did say that people’s critical reactions to a celebrity’s body image can be problematic.

“I think when it’s comments attached to things like appearance and body image, that’s when it can become quite dangerous, because no one ever knows what someone is going through or how it affects them personally,” he shared.

But Jonas understands that it all comes with the territory and that the majority of the people wouldn’t be that critical to the subject’s face.

“They’re very sensitive topics but in the same way, you live a public life and therefore parts of your life are going to be talked about and it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s fair,” he said. “It’s just a part of your reality. I’m always hopeful that people will think about whether they would say it at a dinner party if the person was sitting opposite you and I’d guess that 99.9 percent of people would say they wouldn’t.”