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Sanjaya: Human Art Project

5/22/2007 3:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Click to return to TMZ.comIs Sanjaya Malakar really who he says he is ... or is he really an art school student pretending to be an "Idol" wannabe?

TMZ received a hilarious video of Sanjaya explaining that his "real" name is Bill Vendall, and that he is an art student at the Rhode Island School of Design. He "created" Sanjaya as part of his thesis, explaining, "The character was part of a larger art installation." That still doesn't justify the hair!

Sanjaya (or is it Bill?) also declares that you haven't seen the last of him, saying, "I might pop up on your favorite situation comedy. I might run for President. I might show up as you." Oooooooh, scary.

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46.

rigo    

he can't even pretend to be butch! what a sass!

2675 days ago
47.

Dawn    

His 15 is up stop giving him time TMZ

2675 days ago
48.

costaMesaboy    

...............HE IS DATING ELLEN DEGENERAS, i knew she would come around!!!!! lol

2675 days ago
49.

tba    

Whoever he is, he will always be a numnuts.

2675 days ago
50.

PEREZ HIVton    

yo soy un puto de le vosa chupar los culos de hombres! Mi puta madre me enseyo.

Chupa puto,chupa! Rietada mi puta madre!

2675 days ago
51.

Bash a Pap    

Wow TMZ. You sure do allow A LOT of homophobic hate speech on your site. Nice going!

2675 days ago
52.

rminva    

If it's true...too funny! AI has been had...but don't they do background checks on these people? or just a criminal record search?

Anyway, if not...gotta at least give the boy credit for stretching his 15 minutes in such a creative way!!

2675 days ago
53.

PEREZ HIVton    

Is anyone THAT dumb? He is trying to save face,DUH!

2675 days ago
54.

Layla    

He's so cool. I knew I like that guy.

2675 days ago
55.

Reality check    

It sure would explain a lot, no?

2675 days ago
56.

Texas    

That would be so funny if it was true. AI is washed up now, reality television is general has become washed up. Hopefully this will be the last season, though they will probably try to squeeze one more out of it.

2675 days ago
57.

Stacie    

That was my firts thought too, looks just Ellen!!!

2675 days ago
58.

jackdaniels    

OMG this is so dam funny, if its true well what about his sister or his mom the pot head , was that really his sister or was that really his mom that got busted for pot, this is so dam funny, what is going on here.

2675 days ago
59.

how sad    

That video was soooo stupid and so is Sanjaya. Who cares about the stupid
little games that he's trying to play with the public? UGHHH!!!

Be quiet Sanjaya. Crawl back into your hole...now please.

2675 days ago
60.

Tired and Ready for A Nap    

Tick ... tock ...tick.... tock. I think his 15 minutes are up. Time for him to go smoke a doobie with his mom and sister.

2675 days ago
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