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Rylan

HE WAS SEEN AS A BIT OF A JOKE WHEN HE APPEARED ON X FACTOR IN 2012, BUT, GIVEN WHERE HE FINDS HIMSELF NOW, IT’S RYLAN WHO’S DOING THE ALL THE LAUGHING...

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TV PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

Asked if he feels he’s turned things around — from being a national joke to a national treasure in just four years — Rylan’s eyes widen and he exclaims: “Fucking yeah! Are you joking? I’ve worked like a dog to turn it round.”

Flamboyantly fabulous in one crazy outfit after another, it wasn’t his singing that grabbed the attention on X Factor in 2012, it was the makeup and feather boas. “So yes, I was a national joke,” he says, “but I had a job to do and I was doing my job very well,” he states.

WINNERS AND LOSERS: Rylan celebrates winning CBB in 2015, above, but didn’t do so well on X Factor, top
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This issue, our Attitude Awards winners take the spotlight. TV star and Man of the Year Wentworth Miller, trans model icon Andreja Pejic, comedian Alan Carr, breakthrough pop star MNEK, most stylish man winner Pietro Boselli, and gay rights activist Omar Sharif Jr. all feature on six collector’s edition covers. Plus, there are interviews with Attitude Award winners Spice Girl and honorary gay Geri, LGBT ally Beverley Knight, Active Award winners Team GB, actress Amanda Barrie and acclaimed Harry Potter and the Cursed Child director John Tiffany.