AFTER taking a few years out of the spotlight to regroup, British singer Sam Smith is back - and more candid than ever.
The 25-year-old has opened up about his sexuality and gender identity in a new interview.
"I don't know what the title would be, but I feel just as much a woman as I am man," Smith said in an interview with The Sunday Times, before revealing two Venus symbol tattoos.
He also shared that he loves high heels, telling the newspaper, "I love a heel. I've got loads of heels at home."
The Stay with Me singer says that as a teenager, he dressed as his idols, Boy George and Marilyn Monroe.
"People don't know this, but when I was 17, I remember becoming obsessed with Boy George and Marilyn [Monroe], and all that," he quipped.
"There was a moment in my life where I didn't own a piece of male clothing, really. I would wear full make-up every day in school, eyelashes, leggings with Dr Martens and huge fur coats, for 2.5 years."
Smith's latest album, The Thrill of It All, drops on November 3 and the singer thinks his new tracks encompass his "growth" and "confidence."
"I feel like they show me. They show the gay guy I've become," he said.
This story originally appeared in The New York Post and has been republished here with permission.
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