Hundreds of teenage girls queued outside an Auckland music store tonight, hoping to get an autograph from American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert.
The 30-year-old is in New Zealand to promote his new album, Trespassing.
Flanked by security in JB Hi Fi, the Indianapolis-born star signed copies of the CD for a crowd that spanned about 30 metres down Queen St.
Often appearing on best dressed lists, a makeup-donning Lambert wore his black and grey hair spiked high on his head, skull rings on his fingers, black nail polish, and a leather jacket with dark jeans.
He was later spotted eating at Ponsonby Thai restaurant MooChowChow.
The Whataya Want From Me singer lost the 2009 Idol season to Kris Allen, but is arguably one of the most memorable people not to win, having sold more than a million albums and receiving Grammy nominations.
Last year he was arrested in Helsinki, Finland after getting into a fight with his boyfriend Sauli Koskinen in a bar.