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Sanjaya: Smartest Contestant on 'Idol'

Sanjaya: Smartest Contestant on 'Idol'

American Idol hot commodity Sanjaya Malakar shops with big sis Shyamaliat the hip Harmony Lane store in Beverly Hills on Wednesday.

The Idol reject spent a short time in the Beverly Drive boutique before jumping into a taxi and heading back to his hotel.

Mommy Malakar was busted for growing marijuana in their house back in 2005, per The National Enquirer.

And People recently spoke with Sanjaya: “I’ve always gotten along with girls better because I was raised by women. I got teased in school because people figured I must be gay because I understand women. I think that’s why guys didn’t like me – because I got along with girls so well. When I went up to girls they would give me a hug and a kiss on the cheek like I was their gay friend. But I was the straight guy that understood them.”

Simon said it best. Sanjaya Malakar is “the smartest contestant we’ve ever had on the show.”

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# 1
tanique33 @ 04/26/2007 at 1:30 pm

oh, he was the straight guy who understood them? right. i bet he was.

# 2
In the Know @ 04/26/2007 at 1:33 pm

Yeah, straight. Straight to the ****.

# 3

love sanjaya!!!!!!!!God Bless him!!!!!!!!

# 4

Not gay………………?

Who the hell am I????

# 5

Wow!!! I didn’t know that Sanjaya was such a ladies man. It good to see that all that “pretty” is not going to waste and he is not just sharing haircare tips.

# 6

I love SANJAYA!!!! Thanks for the pic’s!

# 7
candy man @ 04/26/2007 at 6:48 pm

love him!

# 8

I saw him last night. Good looking kid but he looks even younger in person. He could easily pass for 15.

# 9

Simon said it best. Sanjaya Malakar is “the smartest contestant we’ve ever had on the show.”

It was Randy Jackson who said that.

He’s a cutie. Very sweet kid. But I agree that he looks even younger in person. He’s still a child. He seems to be handling all this sudden fame rather well.

“the smartest contestant we’ve ever had on the show.”

SAnjaya is awesome. I hate how people think he is gay just cuz he’s a nice guy. You have to be pretty closed minded to hate him.

sanjaya seems like the nicest guy ever! i would totally date him.

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