The latest pressing question on people’s minds – does Jared Leto resemble Katy Perry or Zooey Deschanel? Not in his natural state of course, then he mostly resembles a moodier version of Jake Gyllenhaal (by popular opinion). But put a pink wig and some cherry red lipstick on that man and you’ve got yourself a Katy Perry lookalike, apparently. You can see where we’re going with this. right? Leto donned the drag getup for the cover of Candy magazine – no special reason, presumably because he just felt like wearing a pink wig that day. According to MTV, the cover was shot by Terry Richardson, whom you may recognise from Kate Upton’s infamous Cat Daddy video, or most other things Kate Upton has done, really.

Jared Leto, Download Festival
Leto ditched the black in favor of a cotton candy pink getup.

Ok, the 30 Seconds To Mars vocalist does, in fact, have a movie to promote these days. Leto tends to go for the quirkier roles out there and his part in The Dallas Buyers Club follows the same pattern. In DBC, the singer/actor plays an AIDS-afflicted transsexual. According to the Candy article, he was forced to lose 30lbs for that role.

“Our body goes through weird stages. Sometimes it’s hard to hold on to water. But for me, it’s not about the most weight I can lose, it’s more to represent the character. Historically, people have done it for pursuit of self, to achieve a meditative state, so I’m hoping for that. It’s not necessarily a bad thing.” That’s a confusing statement, if ever there was one. In any case, it doesn’t sound like the healthiest method, but if weightloss is Jared Leto’s path to self discovery, nobody can argue with that. Plus he does look stunning in a pink bob.

Jared Leto, Download Festival
His philosophy is all about peace... or water retention. We're not sure.

Jared Leto, 30 Seconds To Mars
Meanwhile, Leto is also touring the festival circuit with 30 Seconds.