The 49-year-old singer and actuality star is of Greek Cypriot heritage and has beforehand spoken out in regards to the racist abuse he suffered rising up in Australia, which he confessed nonetheless haunts him right now.
Andre – whose household moved from North London to Australia when he was six – informed Life Altering Tales – The Delight of Britain Podcast: “Within the early years in Australia, I suffered numerous racism. It was a tough time.
“Not solely had been we the one Greeks on the Gold Coast, however I had an English accent, curly hair, an enormous nostril – and we actually stood out.
“Quick ahead to my late 40s, I nonetheless straighten my hair as a result of the curly hair jogs my memory of me being that little child and people youngsters calling me what they did in school.”
The Mysterious Lady singer – who developed his heavily-gelled coiffure within the early days of his pop profession -added that he cannot carry himself to seem in public with out straightening his pure ladies.
Andre mentioned: “I am in all probability over it, however I wouldn’t simply flip as much as an occasion with full curly hair. I simply can’t carry myself to do it, even now, and I’ve had remedy. I nonetheless see what these youngsters referred to as me once I look within the mirror.”
He mentioned beforehand: “As a child in Australia, I used to be bullied in regards to the bump on my nostril. A number of the racism focused at me additionally concerned my nostril.
“I used to be so self-conscious that when issues began going effectively with my music, I might ask that no photos of me had been taken aspect on.
Andre rose to fame as a pop star within the early 90s, with hits together with Mysterious Lady, which reached No. 2 within the UK charts.
Earlier this yr he confirmed plans to revive his fly-on-the-wall documentary TV collection Peter Andre: My Life – which led to 2013 – that includes a few of his kids.
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