Austin Drage, born in Grays, Thurrock, England, is an English singer, songwriter, and actor.
Drage first started singing when he was very young and, while still at school, took part in musical theatre and amateur dramatics. After a spell in boy band 5Boyz, he auditioned and won a place in E4?s gender-swap reality show Boys will be Girls, aired in 2006. Drage has also been lead singer in a glam rock band called The Gunners.
Drage became known to TV audiences when appeared on the popular singing contest, “X Factor UK.”
As well as songwriter’s evolving music career, Drage has also added many television and film credits to his name appearing in the film “Snatch” alongside Brad Pitt in 2000 plus appearances in “The Bill and Casualty.”
The heart-throb was mocked by schoolmates for his thick glasses and a “curtain” hairstyle.
Fellow pupils told The Sun Austin — who has reached the show’s final stages — was a loner who struggled to make friends.
They revealed that he quit a secondary school due to bullying; had laser eye surgery to stop being called “four-eyes” and was accused of being gay because of his love of acting and singing.
Childhood pal Natalie Lowings said: “He was a bit of a geek. He didn’t have many friends.
“He was hyperactive and very naughty and used to wind all the teachers up. But he had a big talent for singing and was always the lead in the school plays.”
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Posted By: COflows |
5/06/13 3:05 PM
His school photo is so great, I love that tie what a cute kid :)