GLAAD AWARDS

Glee Project Runner-Up Alex Newell Says He Was Bullied Less After Winning Guest Role On Glee

Queerty chatted with three contestants who competed last summer for a Glee guest-starring role on Oxygen’s The Glee Project at the red carpet of the 2012 GLAAD Media Awards.

Of the three kids in the above video, only Alex Newell (leftmost) won a one-episode guest stint, though Marissa von Bleicken (middle) and Emily Vásquez (right) both put in valiant efforts.

Alex, sporting fabulous full eyelashes, told Queerty that he was just trying to finish high school for right now, and not trying to become a pop star quite yet. He did say that after becoming somewhat famous from the Oxygen show, kids were less likely to bully him.

He also said that he had no idea when he’d be written into an episode of Glee, and that Ryan Murphy hasn’t been in touch. (How rude!)

Thanks to the creators of Bully, premiering Friday in select theaters

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2 Comments

  • Just being real

    *Yawn* Claiming that you’ve been bullied is such a professional victim thing, and it’s something everyone’s doing now. As a gay male friend of mine says “Bullying is the new AIDS!”

  • koan

    Im happy for him , he’s a role model for all youth .

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