Allison Iraheta: A New Gay Icon?

UPDATE: Allison Iraheta Maintains Her Support of the LGBT Community

Allison Iraheta has been living her dream for the past two years, going from an American Idol finalist to Jive Records recording artist. Her debut album "Just Like You" has sold over 100,000 copies, and her new single, featuring Australian rock goddess Orianthi, "Don't Waste the Pretty" hit airwaves last month. She is also touring with best friend and openly gay superstar Adam Lambert this summer/fall on his Glam Nation Tour. That alone makes her gay-friendly, but there is more to this story than meets the eye.

Allison's album features many songs that the LGBT community can relate to. The gut-wrenching ballad "Scars" hits home when she sings, "Take me, This is all that I've got, This is all that I'm not, All that I'll ever be." The newest single "Don't Waste the Pretty" is a rock-infused song that challenges the listener to not waste their time on people who don't appreciate them. It says, "And there ain't not use in you hiding, Cause you're beautiful." It is also full of upbeat pop/rock music, such as the Kevin Rudolf-produced track "Beat Me Up" and lead single "Friday I'll Be Over U."

Allison also headlined the Long Beach Pride event this past May just weeks after her 18th birthday. That's almost unheard of for a major recording artist to do at the very beginning of his or her career, especially as a teenager. I'm a big fan of hers, not just because she loves the gays, but also because her music and talent is out of this world. Watch and listen to "Don't Waste the Pretty" below and click here to check out her album "Just Like You".


  1. Mickilyn5:43 PM

    This is a great article. I don't know if you're aware of it or not, but because of her friendship with Adam she has also been the target of haters, but she let it roll off her back. She was a minor still when it first happened, I've heard but have no proof it's happened more recently too. But to be strong enough to not let it get to her, as a teenager, I think is pretty amazing too.
    BTW, just an aside: Some people think her friendship with Adam is 1-sided (ie hero-worship), but that's not true. He's said many times how much he loves her, that she's his little sister, & when he made his "If I Had You" video with lifelong, pre-Idol friends, she was the only friend from Idol.

  2. Anonymous10:59 AM

    She was indees the onlt Idol in appearing. The love they got for one each other is simply beautiful. They are great friends and I believe it is great that she's a gays friend, she had Adam's back whenever he 'crossed' the line, which is awsome to me.
    She has such a a future, she is so talented. I hope there's a second, third, fouth, fifth album, and more cuz I don't get tired of this girl! Besides, she is beautiful, a great rol model, a terrific artist and I hope to see her in the future!!!
    (I am 15!!!!!!!!)

  3. mendijarj@yahoo.com11:44 AM

    Totally agree about Allison's music & talent is out of this world.Her album is 110% star material.OUTSTANDING!!! She clearly stands out among young singers around.

  4. Anonymous3:22 PM

    I just saw the Glamnation tour in Costa Mesa (2 nites) and San Diego and it was awesome. I went because of Adam who is the best performer out there! Allison and her band are super as is Orianthi! allison doesnt get the radio play she deserves and I dont know why since she is so talented. Her last show with Adam was to be July 20th but her fans and Adams sent a petition to her managemment asking that she continue on the tour and now she is!!!! Go see her, Orianthi and Adam if you can. It is a fantastic show!!! Adamluv


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